Retired Army Col Walter Edward Revis, 79, of 618 Tanager Court, died Aug 29, 1996, in St. Francis Hospital following a period of declining health.
Born in Greenville County, he was a son of the late Garl Lynn a Edna Belcher Revis.
He retired from the U.S. Army after 34 years of service and had served in World War II, Korea, Lebanon, Laos and Vietnam.
He was a member of the Greenville Chapter of the Retired Officers Club and a Methodist.
Surviving are his wife, Mellie Holloway Revis; two sons. David Revis of Winder. Ga. and Robert Revis of Seale, Ala; a stepdaughter, Sandra Smith McWhite of St. Charles. Mo.; two sisters. Pauline Revis Roughton of Greenville and Leveme Revis Miller of Travelers Rest; two brothers, Hugh “Pete" Revis and Garl Lynn Revis, both of Greenville; a granddaughter, Jeniffer Lynn Revis
of Seale. Ala.; and two step-granddaughters, Leigh McWhite and Kim McWhite, both of St. Charles, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Arlington Memorial Methodist Church, 3601 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville. S.C. 29601.
Services: 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Thomas McAfee Funeral Horn downtown Chapel. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Garden of Peace, with full military rites by a detachment from Fort Gordon, Ga.
Visitation: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
[The Greenville News, Greenville, SC, 31 Aug 1996, Sat, Page 6]
[courtesy of Christin Craig]
Grave marker for Walter E. Revis in the Courtyard next
to Garden of Faith, Woodlawn Memorial Park, Greenville (Greenville
county), South Carolina.
Walter enlisted in the National Guard at Fort
Moultrie, Charleston, SC on 13 January 1941.
He was commissioned as a 2nd Lt , Battery G, U.S. Army Coast
Artillery on 7 July 1942. after his unit was mobilized for the war he
attended jump school and Capt. Revis served in the 508th while it was on
occupation duty in Frankfurt, Germany.
In 1953 Major Revis was a member of the staff of the
188th Airborne Infantry Regiment. served as Assistant
Chief Of Staff for Plans, Award Presented in Republic of Vietnam [South
Vietnam] (RVN) where he received Legion of Merit, a Joint Service
Commendation Medal (Achievement) Award and then a Legion of Merit 1str
Oak Leaf Cluster.
Col Revis retired on 30 April 1971