Walter Hosea Eisworth M.D.
Charlet Funeral Home, Inc., Clinton, LA - Clinton
10761 Bank Street
Clinton, LA
Walter Hosea Eisworth, M.D. was born on May 31, 1944. He died on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at age 71. He graduated from Istrouma High, LSU, and LSU Medical School. He was a pediatrician for 30 years for the children of Zachary and surrounding areas. He is survived by the mother of his children and best friend, Marcia Arnold Eisworth, and his four children: Todd, Elizabeth, Seth, and Asher. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Eisworth, 11 grandchildren, and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter Jones Eisworth and Indiana Marie Turner Eisworth, and his sister Judy Eisworth McBride. Visitation will be Saturday, July 18 from 9am-12pm and services to follow at 12pm at The Rock Church, 20810 Plank Rd, Zachary, La 70791. Interment immediately following at Roselawn Cemetery, 4045 North Street, Baton Rouge, La 70806. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his honor to The Children's Miracle Network or a charity of your choice. Share sympathies, memories, and condolences at
Published by The Advocate from Jul. 15 to Jul. 18, 2015.
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Dr. Eiseworth Was A Friend To All..A Very
Giving And Loving Man Who Cared For
His Patients As If They Were His Own
Children...He Was One A Kind....
John McHugh Smith,DDS
January 30, 2020
Dr. Eisworth was my twins pediatrician until they outgrew him.They are now 27 years old. He was a loving and kind Dr. He will always be in my heart. My Deepest Condolences and Sympathy.
LaKisha L
June 27, 2019
Dec.22,2016. My name is Melinda Marsh. Walter and I were LSU pediatric residents at Charity Hospital in the early 1970s. I can attest to the veracity of each of these wonderful remarks. He was a marvelous human being. We worked together, he taught me patiently, and help me survive internship. He was the epitome of kindness,caring,unselfish,gentile,and with a sense of humor that sustained all of us weary young docs through some difficult times. I just happened to recall him this evening and looked online. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. With deepest sympathy, Melinda
Melinda Marsh
December 23, 2016
Dec.22,2016. My name is Melinda Marsh. Walter and I were LSU pediatric residents at Charity Hospital in the early 1970s. I can attest to the veracity of each of these wonderful remarks. He was a marvelous human being. We worked together, he taught me patiently, and help me survive internship. He was the epitome of kindness,caring,unselfish,gentile,and with a sense of humor that sustained all of us weary young docs through some difficult times. I just happened to recall him this evening and looked online. I am so sorry to learn of his passing. With deepest sympathy, Melinda
Melinda Marsh
December 23, 2016
It is hard to believe it has been over a year since Dr. Eisworth's passing....he was a good and kind person who deeply cared for his patients. He taught me much about caring for newborns. I miss him. Rest in peace, Doc.
Sylvia Martin
December 8, 2016
December 7, 2016
Dr. Eisworth was my twin and I pediatrician til we were 15. He was greatest doctor and friend. He is missed very prayers and thoughts go out to his family. Thank you for everything Dr. EISWORTH.God Bless You!!!
From stacey and tracy warm
Stacey & Tracy Warm
July 1, 2016
Dr. Eisworth was my pediatrician for all of my childhood. I believe that his compassion and genuine love of medicine inspired me to go into medicine for my own career. Later in life, as an adult and R.N., I was blessed to also have Walter as a friend. I know very few people in this world that I can say I trusted with my life growing up and later became a friend and colleague with. In fact, he is the only one I can say that about. You are sorely missed by all who knew you, Walter. May I be blessed enough to see you again someday.
Rusty Eisworth
January 22, 2016
I'm sorry for your family. I didn't know Dr. Eisworth but I came across your tribute site and have really enjoyed it. Such great photos and memories! Thank you for sharing.
Amy Bertsch
November 12, 2015
Loved him so much. So many great memories. Lots of secrets shared during our youth. So much fun going up with him and old with him. He and I woul lie in the pool and try to see the clue shapes as animals, relatives and cartoon characters. We had the best childhood kids could have. Many stories from birth thru college and young adults. Miss him soon much. Rest in peace my sweet cousin. I love you.
Sherry Burleigh
August 13, 2015
I had a 2 year old and a 4 year old and gave birth to a premie. Though he wasnt our doctor, Dr. Eisworth took on the care of my premie. He met with me every morning at his office before hours to check her vitals and weigh her and ensure she was viable. As she continued to grow he continued to monitor for three months. He never charged me. When we had an illness, he treated all three for the price of one. He would give me samples of medications so I didnt have to pay for prescriptions. His love and care and true nurturing nature will always stand out. Dr. Eisworth was truly a physician called by God. May God bless him and his family.
Deanna Borger
August 7, 2015
Walter was a damn good man. He helped out so many in ways most know nothing about. It was out of the love in side his heart. I'm going to miss ya Brother.
Rafe Cupit
August 5, 2015
I was so sorry to hear about this. I owe a debt of gratitude to him and his wife Marcia that I could never repay. They were there for me during a hard time in my life and such good people. Hugs Marcia. I'm so very sorry for your family's loss.
Kristy Ancheta
July 26, 2015
July 23, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss. He was the doctor for my son Demetrick and nephew Rodrick. Always kind and compassionate. My prayers are with you.
July 21, 2015
Sorry for your loss. May God bless you...He was the Dr. For both of my boys Quinzell and Darius Washington.....
Teri & Peggy Washington
July 21, 2015
Thank u doc for all the smiles and tender care of the Leggett girls.u will be missed.
mary hale
July 21, 2015
Marcia,Todd,Elizabeth,Asher &Seth.Dr. Eisworth was the Pediatrician for all my chikdren.They LOVED him and wanted to continue seeing him after they were adults.My love & prayers to each of you.
Rita Boucher
July 20, 2015
Ray and Sharon Villemarette
part of his Lane family
July 19, 2015
So saden to hear of the loss of dr eisworth. He was all of my childrens pediatrician back in the early 80's until they outgrew him . He was always gentle and loving with them. As a very young mother who already had a 2 yr old then had twins too , there were so many times he would only charge me for one when he would check all three. He cared for my twins when they were sick weeks early constantly by there side at lane for a month. It would be hard these days to find a man with such generosity and compassion. I will never forget his kindness. My prayers are with the family.
Lisa Spurgeon
July 18, 2015
So sorry to hear about Dr. Eisworth passing away. He was such a kind and compassionate man and Dr.. He took wonderful care of my kid's. I still have the sticker books my daughter's made with all the stickers they got over the years. RIP Dr. Eisworth and our prayers are with his family.
Debra Hebert
July 18, 2015
Thanks for being the best doctor, ever!
Shantram Hawkins
July 18, 2015
Marcia, Seth, Todd, Asher and I read all of the entries in this guest book I was overcome with the pure love and devotion expressed by each family that Walter cared for over the years. You have such great memories to cherish. Sending love and prayers that in the coming days, months and years that you will keep these things in your heart and that it will bring comfort to each of you. God bless.
Cathy Cleveland
July 18, 2015
Marcia & kids -- Of course I am very saddened by the news of Walter's passing. Unfortunately, circumstances prevent me from attending the services. I wish I could be there with you all.
Henry Barousse
July 18, 2015
So very sorry for your loss. Dr. Eisworth was my son's doctor. He was very kind and very patient with me when I was a new young mother.
Denise Hebert
July 18, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was my children's Pediatrician when I arrived in Zachary we truly loved him and how well he cared for the kids. Best mannerism ever. Best doctor that was fun, honest and caring. They don't make them like him. I loved his house call bag genuine.
P. Jenkins
July 17, 2015
Dr Eisworth was my pediatrician. I remember him being very nice! I remember he would give the coolest stickers after the appointment. I loved his stickers! He was a very nice man!
Brandi Crochet Threeton
July 17, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Walter was a good man and wonderful doctor. Marcia Jane and Family, y'all will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Frances (Dee Dee) Broome Fryoux
July 17, 2015
I have so many good and funny memories of Dr. Walter. He was a super pediatrician with a huge heart and a great sense of humor. He made a huge impact in the lives of many children and families, mine included. I will be praying for you, Ms. Marcia, Todd, Elizabeth, Seth and Asher.
Marjorie Helen Rascoe
July 17, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was an institution in Zachary and he was my doctor until I left for college, as he was for all 5 of the O'Banion kids....he was the kindest and gentlest doctor, especially when it came to shot time! All the kids went to ZHS with us too...Rest in the big Peds Office in the sky Dr. E....
Kahne O'Banion
July 17, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was my son's pediatrician for 21 years and was a marvelous caring physician. He was a blessing to all of his patients and their families. My son is 42 now and we still speak of Dr. "Piesworp" as he called him when he was small. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We rejoice with you knowing that he is with the Great Physician!
Jo Ann York-Cobb
July 17, 2015
Condolences to the family. Dr. Eisworth was my pediatrician. I can recall my mother telling me I was getting to old to still see a pediatrician and needed to find another doctor. I disagreed. He was so caring and kind. Couldn't have asked for a better doctor as a child growing. Sending prayers to the family.
Rasheeda Wilkins
July 17, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was so good to my children. They really did not mind having to go to the doctor when they were little. May he rest in peace.
Janet Schoonmaker
July 17, 2015
Farewell my friend. Many moons have passed since you helped me with my science project in the ninth grade at Prescott Jr. High. When JFK was shot, we were 19 year old students at LSU. We went to Ken's Den on Nicholson and shared a pizza and a pitcher in utter shock. But we also shared many good times too. Your memory will never be lost with me, Walter. Your good friend always, Johnny Dauzat .
July 17, 2015
Doctor Eisworth was my children's pediatrician they still speak of him fondly. They are 31, 30, 29, 27, and 25 now but still remember his famous sticker box covered with stickers. He would always share sweet stories about his own children and related to you as parent himself. He will be missed prayers of comfort to his family.
Maria Ramirez
July 17, 2015
Thank you for making a different for being there for my son Ryan Mosby,who have autism and kown how to open his mouth with out gagging thank you so muchRest In Heaven love Annette Mosby
July 16, 2015
Seth, Asher, and the whole Eisworth family,
your dad was a very sweet man, and I am lucky to have had the pleasure of knowing him.
I am sorry and hope you find peace. You will be in my thoughts.
Ariel Barlow
July 16, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was a compassionate man and doctor who had that magic touch that alway made children rest easy when they were in his care. My 2 children loved him. We are praying for his family that God will give you comfort and peace. Our deepest sympathy
Charlie and Diane Knaps
July 16, 2015
Asher, i am so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for your family.
Lisa Boyette-Turner
July 16, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was my pediatrician as well as my oldest sons pediatrician. We both loved him dearly and would go out and beyond of his way for anyone. I know he will be deeply missed by all of Zachary, along with his family. My deepest condolences are with everyone. Thoughts and prayers. Fly with the Angels Dr. Eisworth in your spare time because I know while in Heaven you are still taking care and playing with the other angel babies.
Rachel Jeansonne-Guillory
July 16, 2015
When our second daughter, Brandy Burns Hannum was 6 weeks old, Eisworth/Hannan team came to Zachary. They saw patients in a extra ER room. I went with Brandy as an infant because she was not sleeping good at 6 weeks. Leslie, our oldest was 3 1/2. After checking both of our daughters out throughly, he said I can give you something to help Brandy sleep, but my main concern Leslie. Shocked us! We had noticed bruising, thought was normal. He got blood drawn immediately! Long story short...He SAVED LESLIES LIFE. She had NO PLATELETS, AND ANTIBOTIES ON HER RED BLOOD CELLS. He took us HIMESELF, to N.O. when he found out a team of Hemotologist were at the big charity hosp doing studys. They took Leslie, took bone marrow, and came up with the plan, (cocktail) of meds. It took 2 years to cure her, but HE, and his staff were like family to us. Walter, rest in peace dear heart....tell Kelly shes loved and missed.
July 16, 2015
RIP Dr Eisworth.. He was the pediatrician for all of my kids & probably most of Zachary..
He was a very caring Dr.. I remember when my son Dustin was born premature almost 30 years ago & was given no more than 5 days to live.. Doc never gave up on him.. I will never forget him.. Sending prayers to the family..
Terri & Russell Whetstone
July 16, 2015
Dr. Eisworth was a kind, compassionate doctor. I worked with him for years, learned many things along the way...he will always be remembered by me. Rest in peace. Condolences to the family.
Sylvia Martin
July 16, 2015
When my child was born he was our pediatrician. He looked so young my hubby wanted to know who the kid was. He was so good with our children and grandchildren. Prayers for the family
Tonya Vickers
July 16, 2015
You will be truly missed...He was my kids' doctor...He was loved by many..Very good doctor.
July 16, 2015
Dr Eisworth was a very kind man. I'm 40 years old now and he was my pediatrician. I'm sorry to hear of his passing and I will keep his family in my prayers.
Yunika Ringo-White
July 16, 2015
So saddened by this news, he was my children's doctor for many years until I moved. He was a great doctor and I certainly hated moving knowing we would not be seeing him anymore. My prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time
Trudy Kirkland Armfield
July 16, 2015
I am 26 years old now. Dr. Eisworth was my pediatrician many years ago. He was an amazing man and doctor. I havent forgotten all the stickers he used to give us when we came in. There was no limit. He made is all better and was always so sweet. I even had the privilege to be taught in high school by his son Seth. This is a tremendous loss. He was an awesome man. I guess you can say he planted the seed of me wanting to work in the medical field and with pediatrics at that. I wanted to make people feel better as he did me so many years ago.You will be missed Doc, fly high!
Stacey Dale
July 16, 2015
Grew up in the Methodist Church with the Eisworths and he was my daughter's pediatrician. He was so compassionate. So sorry for your loss.
Kathi (Spangler) Brumley
July 16, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Eisworth's passing. Dr. Eisworth was my pediatrician. He was a kind man and compassionate physician. At my present age of 35 years, I still remember him giving me stickers and other treats after each well-child or sick visit. He was a big influence on me becoming the registered nurse/advanced practice nurse and family nurse practitioner I am today. Your family has my sincerest prayers and deepest sympathies.

Antiqua Smart, DNP, APRN, APHN-BC, FNP-BC
July 16, 2015
We were so happy to have Walter come to Zachary & have our own pediatrician. He took excellent care of my four. He saved Jake's life after an asthma attack & especially cared for Rebecca our special daughter. Our children went to school & church together. He will be greatly missed.
Catherine Bonham Jacocks
July 16, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He was the doctor for my children. Todd and my daughter, Kim StGermain were in the same class. I thought the world of the doctor, he stayed up all night when my youngest wasn't expected to live and now she is grown. He had a way of making you feel everything would be alright. Jane St.Germain
July 16, 2015
Walter was loved by many in Zachary. He was the Doctor to most adults now in Zachary. Todd, Elizabeth, Seth, & Asher just know your Dad was loved by many including my family. He was a great man with a heart of gold
Jane Guy
July 16, 2015
As an infant, Dr. Eisworth is said to have saved my life. He also saw my oldest child a number of times until distance became an issue. I can still hear his voice in my head. He was such a nice man. He made this world a brighter place for those he cared for.
Kim Hopkins
July 16, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Todd and our son, Tom Boulton, graduated from ZHS together and were good friends. Our prayers and sympathy.

Bill and Linda Boulton
Heidelberg MS
July 15, 2015
I am so sorry for your lost. He was my kids doctor. And very much loved.
July 15, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Dr. Eisworth was my children's pediatrician from birth. My children are now 42 and 38 years old but still remember their doctor fondly.
Marsha Perron
July 15, 2015
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