Walter E. Baltz, age 85, of Flowery Branch and formerly of Columbus, Ohio passed away Sunday, March 6, 2016. He is survived by his wife Patricia R. Baltz; daughters Dawn Baltz Hodges and husband William; Cheryl Baltz Salyers and husband Steven; step son Thomas Riddell; step daughter Sharon Leonard and husband Gary; brother Raymond Baltz; grandchildren Amanda Hodges, Adam Salyers and wife Brittany, Patrick Salyers and wife Darcy, Christopher and Austin Salyers, Christopher, Taylor, Cody, Colby and Caleb Riddell, Cole, Austin, Brent and Lindsey Leonard; and great grandson Skyler Salyers. He is preceded in death by his first wife Patricia Grant Baltz. Graveside services will be held with military honors 11:00 am Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Columbus, Ohio. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, http://www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.