Walter E. Collatt, 85, of Haskell passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. at his home. He was born Jan. 4, 1928, in Haskell to the late Roy and Lillian Smart Collatt.
Mr. Collatt was a member of Mt. Harmony Missionary Baptist Church and was employed with Reynolds Mines for 35 years. He was in the U.S. Army and a veteran of the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by two sisters.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Lee Collatt; one daughter, Gail Burns of Haskell; two sons, Gary Collatt and wife Andrea and Troy Collatt and wife Carolyn all of Haskell; one sister, Shirley Holmes of Haskell; one brother, Ray Collatt and wife “Fred” Winnie of Benton; five grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrew, and Austin Collatt all of Haskell, Stephen Collatt of Fort Smith, and Kristie Parks of Alma; three great grandchildren, Colby Parks of Haskell, Kaleigh Ramsey of Alma, and Austin Jay Collatt Jr. of Glen Rose; one great-great grandchild, Kloie Parks, and many other extended family members, friends, acquaintances, and caregivers.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the chapel of Roller-Ballard Funeral Home with Brother Lyndel Harbenson officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Haskell. Serving as pallbearers are Kenny Babbs, Jason Red, Alfred Blair, Johnny Harmon, Jerry Barnett, and Ryan James. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Fortner Sr., Joe Gaddy, Billy Ray Collatt, and Brandon Ray Collatt.
Visitation was held Monday evening, Sept. 16, at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard .