Walter Charles Cody, age 79, of Lamar, Missouri passed away unexpectedly, April 21, 2019, at Arrowhead Point RV Park, while on a camping trip .
Walter was born October 7, 1939 in Council Bluffs, IA to Edward Lyle Cody and Bessie Cogley. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, IA in the class of 1957.  Walter farmed in Hancock, IA and Walnut, IA for several years prior to moving to Lamar in 1984 where he purchased the Lamar Blue Top Inn and operated it for several years.  He had also worked at Lamarti's, Tractors, and TATS as a driver for many years.  On June 28, 2003, Walter married Joyce Ann Johnson and she preceded him in death, December 17, 2008. He was a member of Lamar United Methodist Church, had served as a board member of the Barton County Senior Center, was a past member of Lamar Rotary, and received the Chamber Of Commerce Volunteer Of The Year.
Walter is survived by a son, Todd Cody, Grandview, Missouri; two daughters, Cindy (Stan) Clements, Tampa, Florida and Cathy Lane, Lamar, Missouri; six grandchildren, Chelsea Clements, Carmen (Dallas) Hollister, Dillon Clements, Cody Rawlings, Keirstin Cody, and Brett Cody; four great-grandchildren, Kaysen Garfield, Brielle Cody, Jaxon Hollister, and Ryker Crim. Additional survivors include Joyce Cody's three sons and two daughters and he was  know as "Papa Walt" to Joyce's  grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Preceding in death were his parents, his wife Joyce, three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am, April 25, 2019 at Daniel Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019,  at the funeral home.  

Contributions are suggested to Barton County Senior Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#4 Lakeland, FLSusan Coker 2019-04-25 13:26
Cindy - So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

I am not sure where the following came from or who wrote it, but the message is so true:

Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday.
Unseen, unheard but always near.
Still loved, still missed and held so dear.

Hope you can find some comfort in the above.

#3 Lamar,Mo.Richard Ryan 2019-04-24 18:31
Sorry to hear of Walt`s passing. He was a great individual. We don`t have enough like him.
#2 Salina, KsKen & Rosie DeWitt 2019-04-24 17:06
We knew Walt through camping and always liked hearing all his life stories. Our sincere condolences to the family.
#1 RE: Walter CodyLinda Cooprider 2019-04-23 04:04
Bill and I are so sorry to hear about Walter. He sat right next to us at the same table at the Senior Center,. He is a good friend to everyone there,. We will miss him.

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