Alan R. "Coach Al" Walter

March 16, 1953 - January 9, 2021

Alan R. “Coach Al” Walter, 67, of Owensboro, passed away on January 9, 2021 at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. He was born March 16, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio. He was a graduate of Bishop Ready High School in Columbus and Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he set basketball scoring and assist records. He coached basketball at Berney Points Christian School, Tuscaloosa Central High School, Vanderbilt University, Brescia University, and Daviess County High School during his 16 year coaching career. Al was retired from the Daviess County School System having worked as a physical education teacher for 20 years at Burns Elementary School. He continued as a substitute teacher for DCPS after his retirement.

Al was a member of First Baptist Church where he served as a middle school boys Sunday School teacher for 28 years, as a deacon, recreation committee member, in children’s ministry, as a greeter, and was a faithful member of the Explorer’s Sunday School class.

Al enjoyed traveling, watching, and discussing The Andy Griffith Show, cheering on Ohio State football and the Chicago Cubs, cutting coupons, all forms of exercise, and spoiling his grand-dog, Benedict. Most of all, he enjoyed catching up with family and friends. If you met Al once, he was a friend for life.

Al was preceded in death by his parents, Harrold and Rita Tobin Walter, brothers, Phillip and Thomas Walter, and his father-in-law, Shelby Taylor.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 42 years, Sharon Walter; his daughter, Taylor Schlichtemier and husband Joel of Nashville, Tennessee; his siblings, Linda Demos (Bill), Stephen (Monica), Peter (Loree), Christopher (Kim), all of Columbus, Neil of Tampa, Florida; his mother-in-law, Jo Ann Taylor; brother-in-law, Thomas Taylor (Sandra) of Birmingham; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and close friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, March, 13 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 230 J. R. Miller Blvd., Owensboro, KY, 42303. Visitation will be at the church prior to the service from 1:00 – 3:00 PM Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to First On Missions, c/o First Baptist Church, 230 J. R. Miller Blvd., Owensboro, KY 42303. Memories and condolences to the family can be shared at