Walter Mehaffey, Sr.

Dec 27, 2012

Loving Father and Grandfather

WAYNESVILLE — Walter W. Mehaffey, Sr., 97, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.

He was a native of Waynesville, NC where he lived for most of his life. He worked in the Curved Hose Department at Dayco Corporation in Hazelwood. Upon retirement, he spent many of his senior years farming in Haywood County. Since 2005, Walter resided in Virginia in the home of his son or at Consulate Health Care of Windsor.

Mr. Mehaffey is the son of the late Paul and Minnie Sutton Mehaffey. Preceding him in rest are his first wife, Hazel Cagle Mehaffey; his second wife, Blanche Parton Mehaffey, and his infant son, William Robert Mehaffey.  Surviving members of his family include his son, Walter W. Mehaffey, Jr. and wife Dr. Mary Messer Mehaffey; grandchildren, William Sean Mehaffey and wife, Ivy; Erin Mehaffey Long and husband, Brendan; great grandchildren, Aiden James and Ashlynn Elizabeth Mehaffey and Cassidy Grace Long; brother, Coolidge (Coot) Mehaffey; and many beloved nieces and nephews and their families.

The family will receive friends Friday, Dec. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garrett Funerals and Cremations. A service celebrating Walter’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home chapel with Oliver (Jake) Cagle officiating. Interment will be in Garrett Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jonathan Creek Fire and Rescue, P. O. Box 158, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Arrangements are under the care of Garrett Funerals and Cremations, 460 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC. Visit