December 7, 1954 - October 4, 2021
Walter Jean Rawlings passed away on October 4, 2021 in Needville, Texas. He was 62. He was born December 7, 1954 to the late Jean Oliver Rawlings and Juanita Clark Haddaway in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Cambridge High School, Class of 1973. He enlisted in the Navy in March of 1973 and served 9 1/2 years on the submarine "Bonefish". He was named sailor of the year in 1978. He married Carol Robbins in December of 1973 and they had one daughter, Brandi Lynn. He went to work for Shell Oil after an Honorable Discharge from the Navy. In 1985 he married Patricia Nietzel and had one son, Donald Jean. They lived in Tempe, Arizona, Bakersfield, California; Slidell, Louisiana and Needville, Texas. He worked his way up from an oil rig manager to Manager of Safety, Health and Environment. He retired from Shell in 2012. Walt was an avid outdoorsman and he had many hobbies that included golfing, shooting, and hunting. He enjoyed travelling, especially trips to Europe and various cruises that he would take. Walt had a knack for woodworking and building furniture. He also spent many hours building hotrods. He was predeceased by his father Jean Oliver Rawlings, his maternal grandparents Walter and Anna Clark and paternal grandparents Benjamin and Belva Rawlings. He is survived by his wife Patty, daughter Brandi Pirrone, her husband Mike; son Donald Jean; mother Juanita Haddaway, step father Paul Haddaway; sister Cindy Parezo, her husband Gary. 2 grandsons Kohen Pirrone and Rylan Pirrone; and his two dogs Allie and Bella. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 13, 2021 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home. Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.
Walter Jean Rawlings passed away on October 4, 2021 in Needville, Texas. He was 62. He was born December 7, 1954 to the late Jean Oliver Rawlings and Juanita Clark Haddaway in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Cambridge High School, Class... View Obituary & Service Information
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