Mr. Walter G. Westmoreland, 86, was born in Iredell County on February 15, 1937, to the late Lenoir Westmoreland and Bertha Heaggans Westmoreland. He departed this life on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Walter attended Iredell County Schools and prior to his retirement worked as an electrician at Overcash Electric. He was married to Mary Lou Martin Westmoreland, who preceded him in death. He enjoyed dancing and rooting for the UNC Tar Heels.

He leaves to cherish the memory of his life two sons, Darnell Mills of Salisbury, N.C., and Charles Pless of Kannapolis, N.C.; a daughter, Bertha Horne of the the home; one brother, Barnette (Glenda) Westmoreland of Cleveland, N.C.; a granddaughter, Shania K. Dalton; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life services will be held Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at 2 p.m. at South Iredell AME Zion Church. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church and burial will follow in the South Iredell AME Zion Church Cemetery. Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Westmoreland at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Westmoreland family.