In Loving Memory…

Wiley E. Walter

Wiley Edward Walter, 85, of Sedalia, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at his home.

He was born January 9, 1933 in Sedalia, a son of Dorsey Edwin and Helen (Wiley) Walter.  On June 14, 1952, at East Sedalia Baptist Church in Sedalia, he married Helen Frances (Biery), who survives of the home.

Wiley served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sgt. during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in France.  Wiley owned and operated Walter’s Barber Shop for over 60 years. He also worked as a real estate agent on the side.  Wiley served as a Sedalia City Councilman for eight years, as well as on the planning and zoning board.  He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church, 40 & 8, Voiture 333, and American Legion Post 642.  He was a past board member of St. Paul’s Lutheran School.  Wiley enjoyed fishing, going to the casino, bowling, hunting, and was a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren. Wiley will be remembered for his care and concern for others and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Helen, of the home; four children, Michael Walter (Gail) of Sedalia, Debra Joy (Mike) of Sedalia, Sheryl Gerke (Shawn) of Republic, MO, and Barry Walter (Sorita) of Sedalia; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ardis Curtiss of Independence.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one grandson and one brother, Joseph Walter.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018, at Heckart Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the funeral home with entombment to follow in Crown Hill Cemetery.  Military honors will be conducted by the 40&8, United States Air Force and VFW Post 2591.

Pallbearers will be Leticia Stanley, Adam Walter, Shane Harvey, Alexis Sanders, Blake Gerke, Jason Joy and Remington Walter.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Sedalia Animal Shelter or Our Savior Lutheran Church.



  1. Kelvin and Susan Shaw & Family

    Debbie and Family:

    So sorry for your loss of a wonderful man, father, husband, grandfather and role model. He was loved by many and we know left behind lots of special memories of shared times. He always had a great sense of humor and was always humble about his accomplishments. They don’t make very many men like him anymore! Thinking of you during this time of sorrow with love and prayers. We love you all and our hearts go out to you.

  2. Douglas & Sandra King

    So sorry for your loss my friend. He will be deeply missed.😢🙏🇺🇸

  3. Helen, Sheryl, and Shane. We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

  4. Michelle Wansing

    Our sincere prayers and love to the family. Very honorable man has taken his place with our Lord and Savior. There are no words to heal a broken heart, only memories. Chuck & Michelle Wansing

  5. Barry and families,

    So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend
    the services, I literally just got home from
    the hospital with a new hip joint.
    Jeff and Tonalea Rehmer

  6. Sincere sympathy to the Walter family. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you. Walter was a wonderful person! Heaven has gained another Angel! Rest in Peace Walter. Sincerely Robert (Cuz) and Teresa Britton

  7. Kathy Chiles Nolting

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My dad went to his barber shop for years (Elmer Chiles). He always enjoyed his visits there. Now they are in a better place sharing stories. Prayers for your family.

  8. We are so very sorry for your loss. He cut 3 generations of Holgate hair. You are in our thoughts.

  9. Mel and Debbie Willard

    To the entire Walter family you are in our thoughts.

  10. Helen…
    So sorry to hear about Wiley. Thoughts & prayers to you all. It’s never easy to lose the one’s we love. May God continue to bless you & comfort you during the tough moments ahead… Love, Sherry

  11. Linda & Scott Noble

    Barry, Debbie, Our deepest condolences to your family. May the memories in which you shared be of comfort to you now and the future.

  12. Wiley touched the lives of so many generations. May your memories help ease the pain of your loss.

  13. Tony and Helen Steele

    Our deepest sympathy to the Walter’s family. Wiley has been a long time friend for many years. A great guy!

  14. Robin (Reed) Panuco

    Helen, Mike,Debbie, Sherry, Barry and families. I am so sorry for your loss.

  15. Rick and Kathy Thomas

    Barry and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Wiley was a great barber and never at a loss for words. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  16. Barry and family,

    I am very saddened to hear of Wiley’s passing. For years, I enjoyed getting my hair cut at the shop on Engineer. Wiley’s pleasant good humor is what I enjoyed the most. I loved the stories I heard, and I always seemed to learn something when I was there. Whenever I think of the barner shop, it will be Walter’s on Engineer that comes to mind. Our hearts are with your family.

  17. Becky (Staley) and Galen Lewis

    Helen and family,
    Many memories come to mind when we remember Wiley. Sorry we did not make it to the service. We just lost Momma on the 15th. May peace be with you.

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