Walter Edwin Yow

Walter Edwin Yow died March 4, 2017, at Brookdale of Hattiesburg. Burial was  March 9 in Biloxi National Cemetery.

Mr. Yow was a Shriner, a Mason for 25 years, a member of Elks and American Legion. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 through 1949. After finishing school, he became a Border Patrol Officer and later, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agent until his retirement in 1978.

Survivors include one son, Kurt and Vicki Yow of Midland, Texas; one daughter, Gwen and Dennis Pierce of Oloh; one brother, Philip R. Yow of Asheville, N.C.; one sister, Ellen Yow Woods of Asheville, N.C.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; former wife, Betty Rushing of Hattiesburg; and sister-in-law, Barbara Yow of San Jose, Calif.