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Walter Missel Jr.

LAKE WYLIE -- Walter Missel Jr., 62, of 7 Old Stage Trail, Lake Wylie, S.C., died Aug. 7, 2008.

Mr. Missel was born Nov. 4, 1945, in Santa Ana, Calif., to Walter Missel Sr. and the late Alberta W. Missel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during the Vietnam War. Walter was a retired union carpenter who was a member of Local 1107 in Kenilworth, N.J., Local 43 in Hartford, Conn., and Local 312 in Lexington, N.C.

A memorial service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at M.L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, 4820 Charlotte Highway, Lake Wylie, with the Rev. Charles Darden Jr. officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Walter is survived by his wife, Diane A. Missel; daughter, Jennifer Missel of Eatontown, N.J.; son, Christopher Weitz of Ellington, Conn.; father, Walter Missel Sr. of Tioga, Pa.; brother, Rodney Missel of Tioga, Pa.; and two grandchildren, Malcolm Missel-Grey and Ryan Weitz.

Memorials may be made to the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke, P.O. Box 3624, Durham, NC 27710.

M. L. Ford & Sons Funeral Home in Lake Wylie is serving the family of Mr. Missel.