June 12, 1955 - October 27, 2020
Walter McDermott, husband, father, brother and friend passed away on October 27, 2020 in Tyler, Texas. Walter was born on June 12, 1955 in Freeport, Texas. The second youngest child of six to Walter Lylton McDermott Jr. and Francis Greenfield McDermott. He grew up in Plaquemine, Louisiana graduating from St. John High School, where he played defensive tackle and helped them win a division championship in their football league. Walter went on to graduate from Brazosport College and attended the University of Texas, Austin majoring in Biology. After college, Walter worked for various engineering and operations companies specializing in international operations. In 1990 he moved to Jubail, Saudi Arabia where he worked in operations for a desalinization plant. While in Bahrain on vacation, Walter met his wife, Julia. They married in 1996 in the Philippines. Walter and Julia moved back to the United States in 2003 and settled in Tyler, Texas in 2005, where Walter worked for UT Tyler Operations. They were eventually joined by their son, Monchito. They became strong members of the Tyler community, becoming avid and devoted parishioners of Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Tyler. Walter loved the outdoors, being an avid hunter and fisherman and was a diehard fan of the UT Longhorns, LSU Tigers, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Astros. His hobbies included photography and tinkering on old cars especially Corvairs. Walter had a humble spirit, an easy laugh and a good heart that made everyone feel comfortable. His generosity and kindness touched many lives. Walter is survived by his wife, Julia; his son, Monchito and his wife, Lavinia; and siblings, Joseph, Martha, Mark, Maura, and Stephanie McDermott; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Walter McDermott, husband, father, brother and friend passed away on October 27, 2020 in Tyler, Texas. Walter was born on June 12, 1955 in Freeport, Texas. The second youngest child of six to Walter Lylton McDermott Jr. and Francis Greenfield... View Obituary & Service Information
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