Rev. Walter E. Sorrells
WAYNESVILLE — The Rev. Walter E. Sorrells, 84, passed away April 15, 2014, at the Charles George VA Medical Center. Walter was born in Haywood County March 4, 1930, to the late Herman Mark and Ida Hamilton Sorrells. He enjoyed woodworking and working in his yard. Walter was a minister for over 50 years and was a member of East Waynesville Baptist Church. Walter served his country honorably with two tours of duty in the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, Walter was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sally Ann Sorrells; and two brothers, Clyde and Bruce Sorrells.
Walter is survived by two daughters, Patricia Sorrells and Melissa Singleton; three sons, Ed, and wife Diane Sorrells, Paul Sorrells, and the Rev. Chris, and wife Allison Jennings; grandchildren, Geena, Michelle, John, Brian, Gage, Travis, Blake, and Drew; many great and great-great grandchildren; and two brothers, Thomas and Junior Sorrells.
A memorial service celebrating Walter’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at East Waynesville Baptist with the Rev. Billy Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends at other times at Walter’s home.
The family would like to offer a word of thanks to Four Seasons Hospice and the staff at the VA Medical Center.
Garrett Funerals and Cremations is caring for the Sorrells family. www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com.