ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Monday, a big crowd of folks who were impacted by Walter Henry Flint, Junior gathered at the Presbyterian Church to give him a final send off.
Walter died last week at 93, having lived the last half century as a pastor, and blazing a mighty trail on the Albany airwaves at our first radio station, WGPC. It is ironic that we also lost the venerable 1450-AM in a powerful storm in January.
Walter was a native of New Jersey, and came to Albany after World War II, lending his booming baritone voice to the radio microphone, and the pulpit.
Walter never married or had children, instead, devoting his life to God, serving mankind, and beautiful music and sound.
He will be loved by generations who parked in front of his Third Avenue home every December, to see the amazing Christmas light display that he built from scratch.
It became the top selling Easter Seal Christmas ornament.
Walter donated the funds to build the Wilson Chapel at Kamp Kirksey of the Methodist Church. That is just one example of Walter's generosity.
There are many more.
WALB is proud to salute the memory and legacy of Walter Flint.