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Walter Ray Renfro

August 24, 1937 — August 15, 2020

McGregor, Texas

Walter Ray Renfro, 82, of McGregor, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, August 15, 2020.  Funeral Services will be 11 am Tuesday, August 18th at Grace Gardens Funeral Home in Woodway with his son in law, Rev William Campbell officiating. A Visitation with the family will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow at Axtell Cemetery.  Due to current local guidelines, we will require face coverings, temperature checks, and registration to attend visitations and services at this time.  You may register at https://www.gracegardensfh.com/register-.  We encourage you to sign the online register book, or leave a message on the tribute wall.  If you are unable to attend the service, we will live stream on Grace Gardens Facebook page, and later add it to the obituary page on our website.

On August 24, 1937 Walter Renfro of McGregor was born in Frosa, Texas to Walter Harvey Renfro and Johnnie Lee Renfro. He married Sharon Young on June 12, 1959, and answered the call of his country in 1960, serving 2 years in the United States Army. On his return, he worked for General Tire rubber company for 8 years. He also worked as a salesman for Waco meat for 24 years. Walter enjoyed music and singing, leading the music for Axtell Baptist for many years, and then later several other local churches. He also served as a Deacon for Axtell and Mart Baptist church.

Surviors include wife of 61 years Sharon Renfro of McGregor Texas; son Scott Renfro of Teague Texas; daughters Rhonda Croford and husband Tony Croford of Crawford, Lisa Campbell and husband William Campbell of Port Aransas; grandchildren, Douglas VanZandt of Oklahoma City Oklahoma, Dillon VanZandt of Waco Texas, Daniel Campbell, Hannah Campbell, and Philip Campbell of Port Aransas Texas, and one great grandchild Korin VanZandt of Andrews Texas; siblings Patsy Thompson and husband George Thompson of Kathleen Georgia, JoNell Thompson of Euless Texas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceeded in death by his parents. Memorial donations may be donated to American Diabetes Association and Alzehimers Association in lieu of flowers.

Pallbearers will be Philip Campbell, Tony Croford, Ronnie Dieterich, Pasquale Swaner, D ouglas and Dillon VanZandt . Honorary Pallbearers Daniel Campbell, Al Leathers, Leonard Moses, and Steven "Steamer" Swaner.

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Visitation

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Grace Gardens Funeral Home Chapel

8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Interment

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Axtell Cemetery

, Axtell, TX 76624

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