Walter was born in Lebanon, Virginia and moved to Scotland Neck in 1996. He worked at Paul Bruce in Scotland Neck, Milcraft in Rich Square, and Lowes Home Improvement in Rocky Mount prior to retirement.
Walter married Jane Kirkland of Scotland Neck in 1999.
He started as funeral service assistant with Letchworth Funeral Home in 2015 and continued his service with Letchworth-Sykes and Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in 2016
Walter is the proud father of a son and a daughter and attends First Pentecostal Church in Tarboro.