- June 12, 2020
Walter Brown Monroe III
Walter Brown Monroe III, 76, of Palm Coast, FL passed away on August, 24, 2022. He was born on October 17, 1945 in Providence, RI to Walter Brown Monroe, Jr. and Edna (nee Bishop) Monroe.
Walter graduated from Plainfield (CT) High School and then went into the Air Force. He honorably served in the Philippines and Okinawa before returning to the states. He went on a blind date April 1st 1965 with the future love of his life Candace, whom he knew in high school. They were engaged 19 days later before he returned to overseas duty.
Upon his return, they were married November 5th 1966 and moved to Plymouth, MA for his job at Otis AFB. They decided to start a family, and his daughter Tina was born in 1969. In 1973, Walter B. Monroe IV was born.
Due to medical issues, he packed up his family and moved to Florida in 1981 with a Datsun, Chevy Luv and a trailer. He and Candace started Monroe’s School of Driving and successfully ran that for more than a decade. He had an infectious laugh, and he never met a stranger.
He also started a ministry called ‘Highways and Byways’ where you would stand on the side of the road and pray with anyone who would stop.
Church was always a priority for Walter and his family. Walter was baptized in 1973 in Ezekiel pond, and was born again at the New Testament Church in Cedarville, MA- the church that started his love for Royal Rangers. He brought the Royal Ranger ministry with him to Florida, serving faithfully for 3 decades. He also started a ministry called ‘Highways and Byways’ where you would stand on the side of the road and pray with anyone who would stop. He served in his church as an elder for 13 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as sisters Shirley Harris, Jean Howard and Dorothy Howard.
Walter is survived by his wife Candace (nee Wood) Monroe, daughter Tina (Brian) Haney, son Walter B (Teresa) Monroe IV, and grandchildren Megan Abner (Justin King), Nickolas (Loralee) Monroe, Elizabeth Monroe, Gabrielle Monroe. He is also survived by his sisters June (James) Beard and Gail (Leon) Peckham. He will be sorely missed by his family and countless friends.
A memorial service to celebrate Walter’s life will be held at 10am on Tuesday September 6th at Heritage Funeral and Cremation Service, 4601 East Moody Boulevard, Bunnell, FL 32110. Following the service, at 1pm a committal with military honors will be held at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery located at 5525 US-1, Mims, FL 32754.
Tuesday, September 6, 10AM
and Cremation Service
4601 East Moody Boulevard
Bunnell, FL 32110