Walter “Butch” Virag

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AZLE — Walter “Butch” Virag, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend left this world peacefully with his loving family by his side, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at the age of 64.
Celebration of life: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 at Brown Owens & Brumley’s Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel.
Walter was born Sept. 13, 1951 to the late William and Irene Virag in New York City, New York. He was a dedicated employee for over 30 years with Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. He proudly served our country by enlisting in the US Air Force. Walter loved working on cars, doing all kinds of handyman work for people and especially vacation trips to Mexico.
Survivors: Wife of 43 years, Faye Virag; daughter, Jamie Rives and husband David, Joy Soper and husband Brian; son, Adam Virag and wife Nicole; grandchildren, Christian Rives, Daven Virag, Anthony Virag and Arden Denney; brother, Paul Virag; sisters, Diane Chace and husband Mike and Debbie Cottongame and husband Bubba and many friends

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#1 Comment By Charlene and Chuck Payne On September 2, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

Even though many years have gone by not seeing you I will miss you. Faye and Family I love you guys and will be praying for you all.

#2 Comment By Eloy & Gloria Villanueva On September 2, 2016 @ 5:36 pm

This feels like a dream to me that Wally is gone, I still can’t believe it. When I walk outside I feel I will see him out there in the yard on his riding mower cutting the grass or working on a vehicle like he always did. It will be hard not seeing him out there taking care of his home & his family, we will miss you “Wally” very much. You have always been a good friend.

#3 Comment By Janet and Tonnie May On September 2, 2016 @ 7:15 pm

So sorry for your loss! Walter was such a precious man and I know he will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew him! We were blessed to know him and be his pastors for many years! Love and prayers for all of the family.

#4 Comment By Debbie Heath On September 2, 2016 @ 7:32 pm

To all the Virag family, I am so sorry for your loss! Walter was a great guy and an amazing role model for his Grandchildren. I enjoyed our visits in the office at Cross Timbers Elementary and I know the boys looked forward to your frequent lunch visits. He will be sorely
missed. Take comfort in the memories. Hugs

#5 Comment By David Bosquez On September 2, 2016 @ 7:35 pm

My deepest condolences. Wally was a wonderful person and a great friend. I can not even put in to words how saddened I am by this. He will be missed.

#6 Comment By Pat Wylie On September 2, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

I remember in 1972 when we were in the Air Force, Walter embraced the Jesus Movement and was “Born Again”. I remember him spending time reading his Bible when the rest of us were still lost. I’m glad we spoke last year, and I was able to tell him that I, too, had finally followed his lead. I’ll see you again, my friend. I love you Faye.

#7 Comment By Norma Mastropoll On September 2, 2016 @ 9:46 pm

Prayers for you at this difficult time.
Walter was a great guy and father in law to our daughter Nicole. Rest in peace Walter.

Mike, Norma and Steven Mastropoll

#8 Comment By Catherine Spharler On September 2, 2016 @ 10:17 pm

I’m so sorry for your family loss, and especially thinking of sweet boys Dave and Anthony

#9 Comment By Gayle Moore On September 2, 2016 @ 10:29 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. Please know I am praying for you guys and my sincere condolences are with the entire family. I have fond memories of the Virag family at Lakeside. May God wrap you in love as only He can.

#10 Comment By Wayne andDonna Boling On September 2, 2016 @ 11:31 pm

Your going to be missed very much Walter….all my love and condolences to you Faye and your kids….This is going to be the hardest transition you’ve ever had to make in your life, but God will be there to help you….

#11 Comment By Carol Gaston On September 3, 2016 @ 2:01 am

Condolences from John and Carol Gaston to Faye and the Virag family. Butch was a kind, gentle and good man. He was a role model and mentor to our son, even though I’m sure John Michael and his brother, Paul, probably gave Butch a few headaches, as they were growing up. Rest In Peace.

#12 Comment By Dolores Matuszek On September 3, 2016 @ 1:58 pm

We were sorry to hear about your loss. Love Walter,Dolores and JoAnne Matuszek.

#13 Comment By Anthony Virag On September 3, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

Sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to your family.
Anthony Virag and family

#14 Comment By Diana Davis On September 3, 2016 @ 9:58 pm

My heart is broken with you. Hugs and prayer.

#15 Comment By Dorothy Benyacko Carbisiero On September 4, 2016 @ 7:37 am

Our deepest sympathy! You all are in our thoughts & prayers!

#16 Comment By Eddie & Mendie Jackson On September 4, 2016 @ 9:48 am

Faye and family, Eddie and I are very sorry to hear the news about Walter. We pray that you all will feel the warmth of Gods giant but gentle arms around you to give you much strength and comfort during this very difficult time.
May God bless you all,
Eddie & Mendie Jackson

#17 Comment By Janette Kavansugh On September 4, 2016 @ 5:54 pm

Jamie, I am so sorry for your loss. I would say it gets better and it does but there will always be reminders along the way. God bless you your family,

#18 Comment By Jeep white On September 5, 2016 @ 2:01 pm

My deepest sympathy for Faye and the Virag family. Walter was a great guy, a man of character and a friend. I served with him in the Air Force and we shared a part of our lives that can never be replaced or erased. During the best of times and the worst of times we were brothers in arms. Walter is gone, but he will never be forgotten.
Fly high fellow Birdman we’ll meet again one day.

#19 Comment By Teresa Norris On September 6, 2016 @ 8:58 am

Friend you influenced my life in many ways. You will be greatly missed by so many. Enjoy heaven and hug my dad.

#20 Comment By John & Margherite Tercovich On September 6, 2016 @ 10:12 am

Our deepest sympathy to Faye and the Virag family. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. May Butch rest in peace in Gods hands

#21 Comment By Rick & Donna Otey On September 11, 2016 @ 5:04 pm

My deepest condolences to you Faye and your family. You both were such a comfort when we lost Mama and Daddy. (Raymond and Faye) We found much comfort in our long talks. My heart is breaking for your family. Please, if ever I can do anything for you, do not hesitate to ask. You are your family are our prayers. I am sorry, I did not know until today. Please forgive the lateness. Again , your family are in our hearts. We pray for Gods healings.