Walter Different

Walter "Gene" Different

Thursday, March 16th, 1939 - Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019
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Brownsboro - Memorial Services for Walter Different of Brownsboro are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Leagueville Baptist Church in Brownsboro with Brother Tom Bragdon officiating.

Walter Different passed away on January 23, 2019 in Brownsboro, Texas.

Walter “Gene” Different was born March 16, 1939 in Grapeland, Texas the son of Homer Lee Different and Alma Lee Smith Different. He worked for Gulf State Utilities in Beaumont for 35 years as a Senior Engineering Assistant. He enjoyed fishing, wood working, was an all-around wonderful man and handyman who loved working on older people’s houses when he was younger. He and his loving wife Pat moved to Brownsboro from Beaumont after 45 years where together they attended Leagueville Baptist Church for 5 years. He was a great husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by all those he knew and loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Roy Different; daughter Carla Belt; son David Different and granddaughter Mandy Herrera.

Gene is survived by his wife of 61 years Pat Different of Brownsboro; one son, Tim Different and wife Sharon of Palestine; sister-in-law Martha Different of Hutto; nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1-2:00 p.m.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Leagueville Baptist Church
    FM 317
    BROWNSBORO, TX 75756
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  • Service

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 2:00pm
    Leagueville Baptist Church
    FM 317
    BROWNSBORO, TX 75756
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Shanna Smith

Posted at 01:07pm
Mrs. Pat - I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your husband was a dear, sweet man. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers for the difficult days ahead,

Paula and Scott Kimmich

Posted at 07:12pm
Pat, my heart is broken for you. You and Gene had such a wonderful long marriage and life many sweet memories. The whole Goodell family sends all their love to you and your family.


Posted at 01:36pm
My condolences to the Different family during this difficult time. In the Bible, Jehovah God gives us hope. Acts 24:15 says, “there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” Revelation 21:4 says, “and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more.” Very soon we will see the fulfillment of these promises here on Earth.

Shirley D Johnson

Posted at 07:31pm
Pat we are so sorry for your loss but we know Gene is rejoicing with our Lord now. Jerry and I continue to pray for your peace and comfort. Love you, Jerry and Sissy Johnson

Chang and Laura Cousins

Posted at 05:49pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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