Walter M. Barter, Jr.

August 5, 2020
Walter M. Barter, Jr.

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Walter M. Barter, Jr. ,87, of Williamsburg passed on August 5, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family. Walter was born to the late Walter and Barbara Barter in Massachusetts. As a young man he would travel by train which turned into a passion for trains and locomotives. Walter was a Korean War veteran where he served in Army Security. The time spent in the service instilled a strong character in Walter. He was the most honorable, hardworking family man and was always on the right side of the law. When times called for it, he held two jobs to make sure his family was taken care of.  Walter worked in financing and had a deep love of history, genealogy, traveling, New England sports (The Celtics and Red Sox to be exact), and Colonial Williamsburg. He admired Colonial Williamsburg so much he built a hand carved wooden replica of the colonial town. Walter’s other passion was the Episcopal faith. He wanted to become a minister, however the financial burden of caring for a sick child prevented him from doing so.



Walter is survived by his wife of 64 years, Laura Jean, and his three sons James, Stephen, and Walter III. He is also father to William, Patricia, and Donald, now deceased. He will be laid to rest in Freeport, Maine. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to his memorial fund via the link below.

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  • August 16, 2020
    friend says:
    Had the pleasure of working w Walter at cw. he was a treasure

  • August 19, 2020
    Gene Mitchell says:
    I knew Walter from Carter's Grove and as a volunteer at Wetherburn Tavern. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • August 21, 2020
    Antoinette Brennan says:
    I worked with Walter at CW. Such a kind, caring person.

  • September 02, 2020
    Michael says:
    Denise and I send our deepest condolences