809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Donald Leroy Walts
December 27, 1965 - August 2, 2023

Donald Leroy Walts

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Donald Leroy Walts, who was known to most as Peanut, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at the young age of 57.

Peanut was born to Karen Glennell Abbott Walts and Don Henley Walts on December 27, 1965, in McLennan County. He grew up around the Bosqueville and China Spring area. He attended China Spring ISD from kindergarten to high school where he graduated in 1984. After high school, he went on to further his education at McLennan Community College where he became a certified EMS personnel. He also attended Texas A&M University where he participated in their fire training courses. Following his graduation, he resided in Valley Mills for many years where he worked as a paramedic and with the Valley Mills Volunteer Fire Department. Years later he moved to Rock Creek to care for his mother, Karen, where he had lived for the past few years. A couple years ago he attended the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired where he graduated from in 2019.

Peanut had numerous jobs throughout his life. His very first job was with the Borden Milk Company in the Ice Cream Department. He went on to work for Precise Hard Chrome for a handful of years before eventually moving on to Central Texas Corrugated where he retired from a few years back.

Peanut also had many hobbies throughout his time with us. He enjoyed cooking every chance he got, especially on the barbeque pit - pulled pork was one of his favorites. He loved to attend dirt track races and you could often find him at the Heart of Texas Speedway on Friday nights. He spent countless days all throughout his life hunting for deer and hogs with his dad, brother, and sons. He also loved to fish, whether it be on the bank or in a boat; he just wanted to be present and relax in nature. His favorite thing of all was spending time with his family; most importantly, with his two sons Lance and Jesse. His boys were everything to him.

Donald was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Seak and Ola Fay Walts, Leroy and Ruth Webster, father, Don Henley Walts, uncle, John Walts, uncle and aunt, Robert Gaylon and Peggy Walts, aunt and uncle, Ester and Paul Berry, aunt and uncle Vanessa and John Hartig, aunt, Cheryl Webster, and niece, Kim Berry.

He is survived by his two sons, Lance Robert Walts (wife - Dallas) and Jesse Dale Walts, mother, Karen Walts, aunt, Wanda Scholder, uncle, David Webster (wife - Ruth), brothers, Marcus Walts (wife - Lorie) and Tracy Handley, sister, Jennifer Abbott, nephew, Auggie Deleon, nieces, Courtney Broadman (husband - David) and Savannah Rivera (husband - Castulo), great nephew, Jaxton Ross, dog Kojak, cat Liklik, and numerous cousins and friends.

The family would also like to extend their appreciation to the neighbors of Peanut and Karen for all their help over the last couple of years.

Pallbearers: Castulo Rivera, Corey Whyburn, Barrett Hutchison, T.A. Smith, Leo Wisniewski, Jason McBride, and David Ross.

Honorary Pallbearers: Lance Robert Walts, Jesse Dale Walts, Marcus Walts, David Webster, Tracy Handley, Auggie Deleon, and Ricky Horn Jr.

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
6 to 8 pm
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede St
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
10:00 AM
Bellmead Funeral Home
809 La Clede St
Bellmead, TX  76705
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Criswell Cemetery
Riesel, TX  76682
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  1. Kerry Witt
    My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Don (Peanut) will surely be missed!!!
    Everyone that had the privilege of knowing him was definitely blessed and touch!!!
    Kerry Witt
  2. Patricia & Earl
    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Peanut. He was a very kind man who will be missed. Keep those fond memories close for the tough days ahead. Sending thoughts and prayers.
    Patricia & Earl
  3. Judy Questelle
    So very sorry to hear of Peanuts passing. Prayers for all. May you find peace and comfort through the good Lord in this difficult time.
  4. Jill Rac
    I am so sorry to hear this. Prayers and thoughts to the family.
  5. Aspen
    I will miss you my game playing friend. My heart goes out to your family. You will be missed🌺🌺🌺🌺🌺
  6. Steven Wiley
    So Sorry for you loss Marcus, I know it has been tough, but God is with you and your family. God Bless!
  7. Pat
    Our sincere condolences to the family in the loss of Peanut. May the Lord ease your sorrow and pain.

    Clinton and Pat
  8. Jeff and Susan
    Walts family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Peanut will be missed. We are so sorry for your loss.
  9. Tommy Shilling Jr
    I am so very sorry for your loss my brother. When God calls he calls . Love you and bless your wonderful family. Love you man. He has wonderful plans for your brother.
  10. C.R. And Sue
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. C.R. And Sue
  11. Debbie and Wayne Tunmire
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Karen and family on your loss. May the Lord give you comfort.
  12. Jadene walts
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Our Love Jadene and Wayne Walts
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