Walter Mountjoy was an entertainer at heart

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 7:35 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Walter Mountjoy loved to entertain. He was known for singing, playing the banjo and performing at the Columbia Senior Center.

Walter Raymond Mountjoy of Columbia died Friday, April 25, 2014. He was 89.

He was born July 13, 1924, in Columbia, to Harold Willett and Mary Paulina (Hazell) Mountjoy. He married Montie Belle Freeland on June 6, 1948.

Mr. Mountjoy worked as an electrician for 30 years at Casteel Electric. He was a member of the Wilkes Blvd United Methodist Church and several other organizations, including American Legion, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Mountjoy is survived by his wife, Montie Belle; two sons, David Ray Mountjoy and his wife, Laura, of Kansas City and John T. Mountjoy and his wife, Sunida, of Thailand; two daughters, Mary Dee Pauley and her husband, Gary, of Columbia and Christina Jane Pudenz, and her husband, Kerry, of Columbia; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity or organization of the donor's choosing.

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