MSGT Walter A. Jennings Sr. US Air Force, Retired, husband of Ann Jennings, of Beaufort SC, died Monday September 10th 2012 in BKK Thailand. Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 12th at 9:00 AM in Carl Anderson Memorial Chapel with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Jennings was born on January 13th, 1934 in Baxley Ga. He is the son of the late William Andrew Jennings and Niona Key Jennings Pope. He spent some of his early years in Atlanta GA, Mt. Airy NC, Macon GA, Skipperton GA, Norfolk VA, and Tybee Island GA. Mr. Jennings graduated High School from Savannah High in Savannah GA. After graduation he continued working as a life guard on Savannah Beach (behind The Desoto Hotel), and on Miami Beach in FL. Mr. Jennings joined the US Air Force in 1953, he took the US Air Force entrance exam and qualified to be part of the ASA (Army Security Agency) and was fully trained in Morse Code. Over the next 20 years he was stationed at Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi with the 33rd Air Division; Duncanville Air Force Station in Duncanville, Texas with the 745th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron; The Pentagon in Washington D.C. for the Joint Chiefs of Staff; after his service concluded at The Pentagon, he was transferred to Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, GA with the 38th Air Division. Upon his arrival there he was welcomed with a parade and was presented the Commendation Medal for his meritorious service at The Pentagon. He was then sent to N.Y. NY with the 72D Bombardment Wing H SAC (Strategic Air Command), Ramey AFB in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; Offutt AFB 13 SAC Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska; California with the Continental Air Command; Bangkok, Thailand as Chief Investigator at the US Post Office; and then Charleston AFB Charleston, SC. Mr. Jennings received an honorable discharge for his noble service to this country in 1973. Afterward, Mr. Jennings moved his family to Beaufort SC, where he attended Beaufort Tech. He graduated with a 2 year degree in Hotel/Motel management and Bookkeeping. He worked for Century 21 and Better Homes and Gardens, and travelled to Iowa to graduate from a real estate brokers college. Among the medley of businesses Mr. Jennings owned and operated, he loved the Bingo Halls he opened in Hardeeville, SC the best. This is where most of his friends and employees will remember him the most, as the smiling cheerful and friendly "Mr. Walt". Mr. Jennings was a philanthropist and always took pride in helping our American Veterans any way that he could. He was also a good husband and grandfather, a wonderful brother, uncle, and friend to many. He truly was the best father. He was always there for us growing up, and always looked out for us when we were young. He helped each one of us become who we are today. We really enjoyed the relationship we had with him. He was our dad, advisor, and best friend. Surviving in addition to his wife Ann, are two sons and two daughter in laws: Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Katherine Jennings Jr. of Savannah GA, and Mr. and Mrs. Johnny and Katrina Jennings of Wilson NC. Three daughters and two son in laws: Mr. and Mrs. Michael and Marilyn McCormick of Savannah GA, Mr. and Mrs. Cody and Julie Whitley of Red Cross NC, and Mrs. Janet Jennings Kyriakides of Savannah GA. Three brothers and one sister in law: Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Libby Jennings of Beaufort SC, Mr. Charles Jennings of Beaufort SC, and Mr. Jeff Pratt of Orlando FL. Two sisters: Mrs. Virginia Clark of Dublin VA, and Mrs. Ruth Edwards of Escondido CA. Former spouse, and the mother of Walter Jr. and Marilyn, Mrs. Camille Minchey of Savannah GA. Ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. The family suggests that flower orders and questions/information regarding Beaufort National Cemetery floral policy, be directed to Carolina Floral Design, Beaufort SC. Tel# 1(843)524-7900. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.