Archive - 2014
Walter Wesley Laster, age 72, passed away Dec. 4, 2014, at his home. He was born at his family home in Benton on Feb. 22, 1942, to Thomas and Vera Laster.
Walter was a graduate of Bauxite High School and Henderson State Teachers College (now Henderson State University). He went through Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida, and served aboard the U.S.S. Kittiwake, ASR-13.
After his Naval service, he was accepted into management training for Missouri Pacific and retired from Union Pacific in Omaha, Nebraska, after 30 years of service.