Walter Eugene Totsch, Jr. – Obituary

By  | May 16, 2019 | Filed under: Obituaries, Shackelford Funeral Home
Walter Eugene Totsch Jr. Walter Eugene Totsch, Jr. was born May 29,1953 to the late Walter Eugene Totsch Sr. and Virginia Satterfield Totsch in Foley, Al. With his youth came the nickname Pete. Pete and his four siblings grew up on the waters of the Gulf Coast. He earned the honor of Eagle Scout and later graduated Foley High School in 1972. Pete began his professional career as a shrimper on the Gulf Coast, he then joined the Merchant Marines. He would climb his way up the ladder to eventually hold a 1600 ton “Masters of Oceans” license and sailing to Alaska, Russia, Japan and through the Panama Canal. August 1990 he embarked upon a new journey he married Tobie Thompson. They would welcome thier son Daniel Eugene Totsch on August 1991. With a new family came new priorities and time came to settle down with his new family in Waynesboro, TN, a special place to Pete’s family. He soon established a heating and air conditioning company and for the next two decades he enjoyed serving Wayne County meeting a lot of new people and making many new friends. Walter was a member of the Green River Baptist Church.

He departed this life Saturday, May 11, 2019 after a lengthy illness at his residence in Waynesboro surrounded by his family.

He is survivied by his wife Tobie Thompson Totsch of Waynesboro, his mother Virginia Totsch of Foley AL, son Daniel Eugene Totsch of Waynesboro, two loving sisters Linda Totsch Goodman, husband Terry of Daphine, AL., Donna Totsch Atkins, husband Brent of Robertsdale, Al, two brothers Jeffrey Totsch, wife Colleen and Timothy Totsch, wife Sue all of Waynesboro, and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Petes life will be held Friday, May 17 at the Green River Baptist Church in Waynesboro at 300 PM with Greg Eaton officiating with an hour of visitation at the church prior to the service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to either the LIPS Society or the Butterfly Foundation. Truly neighbors loving neighbors- meeting the financial and emotinal needs of Wayne County residents diagnosed with any form of cancer. Contact is Dean Stegall 722-5273 or Susan Myers 722-4830


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