Walter M. Head passed away on December 7, 2012. A resident of ArtTexas, Walter was born in Austin to Jesse and Helen Head in 1948. In 1971 Walter married his sweetheart Diana Gail Hunt. In their 41 years together Walter and Diana raised four children and recently welcomed their first grandchild.
Walter faithfully served the people of Texas throughout a long career at the USDA retiring as a District Director in the Department of Rural Development. Throughout his life, he enjoyed roping and riding and being outdoors. At six foot nine inches tall, Walter was a giant of a man physically, but even larger in heart and character. He will be remembered for his intelligence, kindness, wisdom and ever-present sense of humor.
He is survived in loving memory by his wife Diana; children Amy, Wesley, Douglas, and Audra; sister Linda; granddaughter Olivia and a host of other relations and friends.
Visitation was held Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from 5:00 pm. until 7:00 pm at the Waldrope Hatfield Hawthorne Funeral Home, Llano, Texas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm at the Art United Methodist Church with Reverend Cliff Krcha officiating, burial to follow at the Head Family Cemetery in Art, Texas.
Serving as pallbearers will be Jason Hoff, Douglas Head, Will Henderson, James Burroughs, Roger Jordan, Rusty Head, Kyle Beaver and Benny Gray.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Morris, Ronnie Haffelder and Gary Bell.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Art United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Llano, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or you may log onto our website, www.whhfuneralhome.com for online condolences.