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Subject: [TXMILAM] Urban, Walter A., Jr. - obit
Date: 5 Dec 2006 07:20:53 -0700
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Rockdale Reporter, Thur., 30 Nov 2006
Lifelong Rockdale resident, Walter A. “Bozo” Urban, Jr., 80, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 26, 2006 at Richards Memorial Hospital in Rockdale. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Rev. Jan Campbell of Peace Lutheran Church officiating. Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rockdale.
Mr. Urban was born July 26, 1926 in Rockdale to Walter Arnold and Martha Amanda (Schulz) Urban, Sr. He
married Voilet Ann Anderson on Sept. 17, 1954.
He was raised in Thorndale and graduated from Thorndale High School. After he graduated the family moved back to Rockdale. He was employed by Alcoa for 20 years, the next 20 years in financial institutions starting with the Rockdale State Bank, Ben Milano Savings and Loan, and then to NBC Bank (formally Rockdale State Bank). He retired from NBC Bank as a vice-president.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, Marines and Air Force. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Urban was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Rockdale and the Noon Lions Club. He was a lifelong musician, playing clarinet, saxophone and accordion. He began playing with the Gilbert Kautz Orchestra at the age of 15. He enjoyed playing for many events in Rockdale and around Central Texas.
Mr. Urban was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Doyle Urban on July 20, 2003.
Survivors include his wife, Voilet Ann Urban of Rockdale; two sons, Scott Urban and wife Cindy of Rockdale and Terry G. Urban and wife Karen of College Station; four grandchildren, Danielle Brooke Urban, Miranda Renee Urban, Travis Glenn Urban and Robert Wesley Chenault.
Pallbearers were Tommy Lumpkins, Terry Stockton, Bill Holden, Travis Urban, Ted Mertz and Russell Anderson.