|Obituaries for Monday, June 11, 2001
BRIDGEPORT -- Richard J. "Jimmy" Barnes, 74, of 104 Newton St., Bridgeport, died Friday evening, June 8, 2001, at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg.
He was born in Clarksburg, Aug. 15, 1926, a son of the late Richard J. "Dick" Barnes Sr. and Germaine Charles Barnes.
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Suzanne Cohendoz Barnes, whom he married June 3, 1950, and one son, Jeffrey John Barnes, both of Bridgeport.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Paule Suzanne "Nancy" Barnes.
Mr. Barnes was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Bridgeport. He was a 1946 graduate of St. Mary's High School. He was retired from the West Virginia Department of Highways.
There will be no visitation or funeral service.
Services provided by Davis-Weaver Funeral Home.
WESTON -- Delbert Leroy Bowyer, 66, of Route 1, Box 159-B, Jane Lew, died June 10, 2001, at 1:15 a.m. at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born Jan. 5, 1935, in Falls Mill, Braxton County, a son of the late Delbert Carris Bowyer, and Nannie Kathleen Casto Bowyer, who survives.
Also surviving are four brothers, James Bowyer of Fredricksburg, Va., Chester and Ronald Bowyer, both of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Lane Bowyer of Jane Lew, and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Audra Ann Bowyer, and one niece, Sommer Bowyer.
Mr. Bowyer was a retired heavy construction worker with more than 30 years of service and a Methodist by faith.
He received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army in 1959.
Friends may all at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, today from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Boyle Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Russell Furr officiating.
Interment will follow in the Falls Mill Cemetery, where military graveside rights will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 4 of Weston, American Legion Post No. 166 of Jane Lew, DAV Chapter No. 51, VFW No. 5131 of Jane Lew and Central W.Va. Chapter 697, Military Order of the Purple Heart.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boyle Funeral Home.
WESTON -- Granville A. Cayton, 93, of Weston (Simpson Run community), died at 1:55 a.m. on June 9 in Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.
Born on Sept. 19, 1907, in Alexandria, he was the son of the late Adam L. and Lillie J. Bennett Cayton. On Dec. 24, 1929, he married his wife of over 69 years, the former Lucille B. Wilson, who preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1999.
Survivors include nine children and their spouses, Evelyn Moneypenny, Norma Cowley, Mattie Rogers, Thorne Cayton and wife, Donna, all of Weston, James "Bud" Cayton and wife, Sandy, William "Bill" and wife, Dee, all of Walkersville, Claude Cayton and wife, Kathy, Charles Cayton and wife, Karen, and Helen Carder and husband, Dick, all of Mineral Wells; one brother, Benjamin Cayton of Weston; twenty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and several great- nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Virginia Myers; three son-in-laws, Lanty Myers, Kenneth Moneypenny and Thomas Cowley; seven brothers Robert, Mortimore, Adam, Theodore, Grant Jayhue and T.D. "Dee" Cayton, and three infant sisters, Rosetta, Lilie May and Mattie Ethel Cayton.
Mr. Cayton was a lifelong timber businessman and farmer. He was the former owner of Walkersville Supply in Walkersville, and was a charter member of the Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department, where he was instrumental in initiating it by donating land, materials, etc. Mr. Cayton attended Gee Lick United Methodist Church, and he loved Jesus and his family.
Friends may call at the Boyle Funeral Home, 322 Main Ave., Weston, today from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Boyle Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Russel Furr officiating, assisted by the Rev. Clifford West. Interment will follow in the Long Point Cemetery in Walkersville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gee Lick United Methodist Church in Weston or Broad Street United Methodist Church in Weston.
Arrangements are under the direction of Boyle Funeral Home.
PENNSBORO -- Mary Virginia Crouse, 85, of Moundsville, formerly of West Union, died Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the residence of her daughter.
Mrs. Crouse was a homemaker and worked with her husband in the operation of the Herald Record newspaper in West Union. She was a graduate of Doddridge County High School in 1937, was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 56, and was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, all of West Union.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Dave O'Dell of Moundsville, with whom she made her home; grandchildren Stephanie Acuna, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Scott O'Dell, Columbus, Ohio, and nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Crouse was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Isa D. Haught Ashburn, her husband, Floyd Wilbur Crouse, in 1994, brothers Cecil and Kenneth Ashburn, and a sister, Chelsie Ashburn.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home, Pennsboro, with the Rev. Don Newlon officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Memorial Park near West Union. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and after 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCullough-Rogers Funeral Home.
REEDSVILLE -- Robert L. Decker, of Reedsville, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at Ruby Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
He was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Sand Fork, a son of the late Harry G. and Floy B. Decker.
He was a professor emeritus of Industrial & Labor Relations at West Virginia University. He received a bachelor's degree in psychology from WVU in 1948, a master's degree in psychology from WVU in 1949 and a doctorate in industrial psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1953. He was employed by Proctor & Gamble from 1952-55 as a general production foreman, industrial relations researcher and college recruiter. He then returned to WVU and taught from 1955 to 1994.
While at WVU, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Human Relations, Industrial Psychology and Industrial Relations Research. He was a past president and secretary-treasurer of the West Virginia Psychological Association, and an authorized consultant to the Veterans Administration. He served as a psychological consultant to numerous organizations, including Sterling Faucet, FMC Corporation, the VA hospital in Clarksburg, C&P Telephone and the United Steel Workers.
He attended the Congreso Interamericana de Psicologia in Bogota, Colombia, in 1974, where he actively participated in a Spanish language round table in industrial psychology.
After retirement, he enjoyed skiing, chopping wood, cooking, riding his motorcycle and enjoying the company of his cats, Emily and Merry Ann.
He is survived by a son, Hans Decker of Reedsville, and two brothers, Billy D. Decker of Kingwood and H. Joe Decker of Marlinton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Decker, on Oct. 28, 1995.
At his request, his body was donated to the Human Gift Registry. There will be no funeral, but a memorial service is planned for the summer or fall. Donations can be sent to: Hospice Care Corporation, P.O. Box 760, Arthurdale, WV 26520.
CLARKSBURG -- Roger Lee Delaney, 56, of Locust Avenue died Friday, June 8, 2001, in a local nursing home following an extended illness.
Mr. Delaney was born in Clarksburg, March 21, 1945, a son of the late Dolly Delaney.
Surviving are one half brother, James G. Grimes, and one half sister, Helen Marie Harris, both of Clarksburg, his twin sister, Rosalee Whitacre, Steubenville, Ohio, and his guardian and caretaker, Brian Louzy of Clarksburg.
He was preceded in death by one half brother, Wayne Powell, and two half sisters, Eloise Makaitis and Violet Januska.
Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Route 98, Clarksburg, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, where funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. Interment will be in the Stonewall Park Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
CLARKSBURG -- Donald H. Diehl, 61, of Route 1, Lost Creek, died June 9, 2001, in United Hospital Center.
Mr. Diehl was a graduate of Penn State Extension College, moved to West Virginia in 1973 and fell in love with this state. He was an engineer with Ingersol Rand.
He was born in Easton, Pa., Feb. 29, 1940, a son of the late Donald H. and Josephine Hixson Diehl. He is survived by two cousins, David Hixson, Fairfield Glade, Tenn., and Sally Ann Hixson, Easton. Mr. Diehl was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church. Mr. Diehl enjoyed the outdoors, boating and fishing. He was an avid WVU fan.
Family and friends may call at the Duff Street United Methodist Church Tuesday from 3-4 p.m., where funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Geiger will officiate. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to your favorite charity.
Davis Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
WESTON -- Elmer Post Eckes, 88, of Route 1, Crawford, died at 11:18 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2001, in the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg following an extended illness.
He was born Nov. 21, 1912, at Roanoke, a son of the late Ralph Jackson Eckes and Zedah Belle Hornor Eckes.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ruth Lantz Eckes.
Surviving are one daughter, Elaine Grace Eckes of Crawford, one sister, Sarah Ellen Hardman of Vandalia, and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Herb, John, Arthur and Ralph Eckes.
Mr. Eckes was a retired farmer and stockman. He was Methodist by faith and a combat- wounded veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army, 28th Division, 110th Infantry, Co. A.
He was a member of Post No. 1976 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Central W.Va. Military Order of the Purple Heart No. 697.
Full military honors will be accorded by Central W.Va. Military Order of the Purple Heart No. 697, VFW Post No. 5131, American Legion Post No. 166, American Legion Post No. 4 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 51.
Boyle Funeral Home in Weston is in charge of funeral arrangements.
BRIDGEPORT -- Lloyd Rymer Furr, 89, of the Meadows at Maplewood, and formerly of Wiseman Street, Bridgeport, died on June 8, 2001 at United Hospital Center, Clarksburg. He was born August 15, 1911 in Glenville, the son of the late William and Lavena Hite Furr.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ilene Hinkle Furr, in 1999.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, K. Rymer and Pam Furr of Bridgeport, four grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Furr, Winston-Salem, N.C., Terry Beth Morse and Mrs. Robert (Amy Lou) Kasperski, both of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. John (Lisa Dawn) Fairbanks, LaVale, Md., and 10 great- grandchildren. He was the last surviving member of his family. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Brooks, Ferris, and Clayton Furr, and six sisters, Blanche Summers, Belle Rhoads, Flo Hammond, Madge Garrett, Hallie Conrad and Ruth Evans.
He retired as a manager of operations from Hope Gas Company. He was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church, and was a past president of the Bridgeport Lions Club, a member of the Late Lodge No. 63 A.F.& A.M. and was a former member of the Fairmont Rotary Club.
The funeral will be held today at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steven E. Dorsey officiating. The interment will follow in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Allen Funeral Home.
BUCKHANNON -- Grace Mauzy Gay, of 88 Smithfield St., Buckhannon, died June 9, 2001 at her home.
She was born Dec. 17, 1907 in Whitmer, the daughter of the late Edward B. and Lena May Smith Mauzy.
Mrs. Mauzy is survived by a daughter, Jane Duncan, of Buckhannon, and two grandchildren, Stephanie M. Jack and Gallatin Connor Jack, both of Morgantown.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Gallatin Pettus Gay, three brothers, Marvin, Elwood, and Holbert Mauzy, a sister, Betty Jo Green, and one grandson, Wesley Todd Duncan.
She was a teacher in Randolph and Upshur counties, and belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Buckhannon and Chapter No. 18 Order of the Eastern Star.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Godwin will officiate the funeral service at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Buckhannon Memorial Park.
Chapter No. 18 Order of the Eastern Star will have a memorial service this evening at 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Buckhannon in memory of Mrs. Gay.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Poling-St. Clair Funeral Home.
CLARKSBURG - Mabel Adams Hawkins, 78, of E. Olive Street, Bridgeport, died June 9, 2001 at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Hawkins was born in Oxford, July 15, 1922, a daughter of the late A.W. and Margaret "Maggie" Snider Adams Rice. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, James E. "Bud" Hawkins, whom she married De. 27, 1941. Also surviving are one daughter, Linda Annabelle Hawkins, and one grandson, Matthew James Hawkins, both of Bridgeport; two sisters, Annabelle White and Mary Margaret "Markey" Hood, both of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by one son, James "Buddy" Hawkins. Mrs. Hawkins was a 1940 graduate of Washington Irving High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She was deeply devoted to all of her family and friends. Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg, Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., where funeral services will be held We., June 13 at 10 a.m. Rev. Steven Dorsey will officiate. Interment will be in the Bridgeport Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
ELKINS - Glenna Mae Wood Nida, 55, a resident of Country Club Road, Elkins, departed this life at 10:43 p.m. June 9 at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown. Death was attributed to cancer.
She was born Feb. 19, 1946 at Beaver, the daughter of James Madison Wood, who survives, and the late Bertha Mae Wallace Wood. On Sept. 17, 1964, at Beaver, she married was married to Richard Lee "Dick" Nida, Jr., who survives in Elkins. Also surviving are one son, Richard Lee "RIch" Nida, II, and wife, Marsha; and one daughter, Shawna Renee Davis and husband, John, all of Elkins, two brothers, Earl Wood and wife, Beaulah, of Hinton, and Tom Wood and wife, Gretta, of Beaver; two sisters, Betty Virts and husband, Glenn, of Hinton, and Gail Richmond and husband, Billy, of Daniels; and three granddaughters, Ashley and Megan Nida, and Emily Davis, all of Elkins.
She was a graduate of Shady Springs High School Class of 1964, was the assistant office manager of Mountaineer Motor Sales, was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, was a craftmaker, was an avid bowler with the Women's League on the Davis Trust COmpany Team and was an avid baseball fan.
Friends will be received at the Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home from 6-9 p.m., Tuesday. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home chapel, Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Parli will officiate and interment will follow at the Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Randolph County Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 2361, Elkins, WV 26241.
The Lohr-Barb-Vance Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Junior Shaw Sr.
SHINNSTON -- Paul Junior Shaw Sr., 75, of Route 1, Wallace, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday, June 7, 2001, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, following an extended illness.
He was born in Wallace, Nov. 25, 1925, a son of the late James A. and Velva Jane Hall Shaw Sr.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty Jo Arnett Shaw, whom he married Dec. 10, 1954.
Also surviving are six sons and daughters-in-law, James E. and Debra Shaw Sr., Rodney P. Shaw, Steven L. and Angela Shaw, Billy J. and Debbie Shaw, all of Wallace, Paul J. and Michelle Shaw Jr., Mount Clare, Jeffrey L. Shaw and fiance, Bridget Knicely, Fairmont; four daughters and sons-in-law, Evelyn D. and Joe Mileto, Rogersville, Pa., Roberta K. Shaw and her companion, Randall Butcher, Lumberport, Mary A. and Mark Reynolds, Clarksburg, Elizabeth "Janey" and Boone Gowans, Meadowbrook; 32 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three unborn great-grandchildren; two brothers, James A. Shaw Jr., Wallace, and Donnie Shaw, of Clarksburg; one sister, Evelyn Seese, Massillon, Ohio; and several sisters, brothers-in-law and nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by one grandson, Timmy Shaw; two sisters, Eva Arbogast, Ava June Shaw and one brother, Lloyd Allen Shaw.
Mr. Shaw was a coal miner, having retired from Consolidation Coal Co., Robinson Run Mine, with 40 years service. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, Local No. 1501, Shinnston, and was a World War II and Korean veteran, having served with the U.S. Army.
The full obituary is available at www.dorseyfuneralhome.com.
Dorsey Funeral Home, Shinnston, is in charge of arrangements.
WEST UNION - Ormi Smith, 82, of West Union, died June 9, 2001 at the Sunbridge Care and Rehab Center in Salem.
She was born Mar. 10, 1919 in Central Station and was a daughter of the late M.O. "Ott" and Ida M. Moore Myer.
She is survived by two daughters; Judy Valentine and her husband, Ralph "Bud" of West Union and Gloria Stumpf and husband, Jim, of Manassas, Va.; one niece whom she raised, Sue Bonnell and husband, Jon, of Pennsboro; one brother, Ottie S. "Sherm" Myer of West Union; five granchildren, Robin Pugh and Chris Travis, both of West Union, Mick and Todd Valentine, both of Central Station, and Jodi Travis of Little Flint; seven great grandchildren, Jeremy Boring, Derek Hamilton, and Ryan, Chistopher, Rodney, Charles and Katie Travis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Smith; one brother, Marion Myer; and one sister, Xenia Myer.
Mrs. Smith worked for several years in both the Miner Glass Factory in Salem and the Quality Garment Factory in West Union. She was a member of the United Brethern Church in Central Station.
A funeral service will be conducted at Spurgeon Funeral Home, 2 p.m. Tuesday, with Larry Cottrill officiating. Buril will follow in the Duckworth Cemetery in Greenwood. Family will receive friends today at the funeral home from 4-9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.
Arrangements are under the direction of Spurgeon Funeral Home.
BUCKHANNON - Ida Bernice Curry Snyder, 87, of Rock Hill, S.C., died June 9 at White Oak Manor in York, S.C. She was born in Mt. Clare, a daughter of the late Charles Edward and Samantha Siron Curry.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Sanford Monroe Snyder.
Mrs. Curry is survived by two sons, Russel Carrol Snyder of Monrovia, Md. and Maurice Dayrel Snyder of Orlando; four daughters, Wilma Irene Harper and Deborah Joy Snyder Copeland, both of Rock Hill, S.C., Robina Ellen Snyder Jerome, of Channahon, Ill., and Jacalyn Helen Snyder Watts, of Bethune S.C.; two brothers, James Curry, of Bridegeport, and Charles Curry, of Lakeland, Fla.; three sisters, Elva Curry Lawman, of Bradenton, Fla., Ruth Curry Benincosa, of Nutter Fort, and Betty Lou Curry Smith, of Lima, Ohio; eight grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.
Mrs. Curry was a homemaker and member of the French Creek United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star, Althea Chapter No. 82 of Rock Cave.
Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tues. June 12 at Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held Wed. June 13, at 11 a.m., at French Creek United Methodist Church with Rev. Nancy Killingsworth officiating. Interment will be at Buckhannon Memorial Park.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tomblyn-Whitescarver Funeral Home.
CLARKSBURG - Helen Jean Stalnaker, 76, of N. 15th St., Clarksburg, died June 9, 2001 at the Meadowview Manor Nursing Facility in Bridgeport following and extended illness. She was born Mar. 6, 1925 in Wainville, a daughter of the late Turner Ashby and Virginia Myrtle Harold Stalnaker. SHe is survived by a brother, Harold Stalnaker, of Clarksburg; two sisters, Virginia M. Martin, of Clarksburg, and Paula Greene, of Cowen; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two sisters and five brothers. Ms. Stalnaker was a secretary and telephone operator for the Clarksburg Publishing Company. She retired in 1994 with over 40 years of service. She was an avid reader.
Upon the request of Ms. Stalnaker, her body was donated to the Human Gift Registry. Family and friends may call at the Davis Funeral Home, One Olen Thomas Drive, Rt. 98, Clarksburg on Wed. from 2-3 p.m. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wed. in the funeral home with Rev. Brue McBride officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.
BELINGTON - Rev. Geneva Mae Thorne, 67, of Hice Street, Belington, died at 11:45 p.m., June 8, in United Hospital Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born February 22, 1934 at Mogadore, Ohio, a daughter of the late Olen Ray and Sadie Geneva Everson Westfall.
On October 8, 1949, she was married to Wilbur L. "Wib" Thorne, who survives in Belington.
Also surviving are three daughters, Audra Geneva Bailey, Clarksburg, Rita Mae Hedrick and husband, Jody, Elkins, Barbara Ellen Harp and husband John, Benton, Ill., four sons, Wilbur L. Thorne, Jr. and wife, Sandra, Roy Thomas "Buck" Thorne and wife, Betty, Joseph Forrest Thorne and wife, Cheri, Willard "Willie" Thorne and wife, Anita, all of Belington; two sisters, Rose Marie Champ, Buckhannon, Georgia Mary Watkins, Berlin, Pa., Two brothers, William Warren Dee Westfall, in Ca., James Thayer Westfall, Hagerstown, Md.; 26 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Ida Belle Harris, Eulah Lee and Marley Alice Westfall; and by five brothers, Herman Ray Westfall, Hobert Roy Westfall, Burton Olen Westfall, Guy Allen Westfall and Jerry Meade Westfall, and by two grandchildren.
Mrs. Thorne was a licensed practical nurse and was retired from Broaddus Hospital, Philippi. She was a District Licensed Minister and was attending classes at Mt. Vernon Nazarene College in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. She was a devoted member of the Church of the Nazarene where she was a member of the Women's Ministry, publisher of the church newsletter, president of the Missionary Society, a member of the Church Board and taught Children's Church.
Friends may call at the Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Home from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday. Then, Mrs. Thorne will be moved to the Weaver Church of the Nazarene where friends may call from 12 noon to 2p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Doyle N. RIder and the Rev. Angela Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Belington Fraternal Cemetery.
Schoonover-Stemple Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
GRAFTON - Albert R. "Dick" Waters, 72, of Emery Street, Grafton, died June 9, 2001 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a brief illness. He was born in Grafton, on June 15, 1928, the son of Albert Charles and Eileen Yates Waters.
He was retired from CSX Railroad after 33 years of service, served in the U.S. Airforce during the Korean Conflict, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Lander Waters, whom he married Nov. 17, 1964; two sons, Richard R. Waters, of Grafton, and James R. Waters, of Solon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Damon, Devin, Brittany, Andrew and Brandon Waters; three brothers, William, Johnny, and Thomas Waters, all of Grafton; three sisters, Sarah Sue Myers and husband, Charles Dale, Mary Alice Fisher and Patricia Ann Waters, all of Grafton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert J. Waters and Charles David "Chauncey" Waters
Friends and relatives may call at the Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton, from 7-9 p.m. today and from 2-9 pm. on Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the St. Augustine Catholic Church on Wed., June 13 at 10 a.m. with Father Eugene O'Loughlin as celebrant and Father Ronald Prechtl as con-celebrant. Burial will follow in the Woodsdale Memorial Park. Military graveside services will be held by V.F.W. Post No. 3081, American Legion, Taylor Co. Post No. 12 and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 24.
A vigil service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bartlett Funeral Home.