John D. Walters
October 23, 1926 – March 1, 2016
John D. Walters, age 89, of New Castle, Delaware passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Born on October 23, 1926 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, he was a son of the late David Walters and Helen (Simmers) Walters.
Mr. Walters proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.
He made his career with the U.S. Government as a Postal Supervisor, retiring after 30 years of dedicated service. Following retirement, he enjoyed taking a position with Caravel Academy as a school bus driver, where he safely cared for and touched the lives of many young students.
Active in his community, he was a member of St. John’s Lodge No. 2 “ A.F. & A.M and the Scottish Rite of Delaware. For many years he enjoyed entertaining others as a Nur Temple clown. A devout Christian, he was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in New Castle.
Mr. Walters will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and dear friend to many.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Hazel Van Ness and a grandson, Tony Boggs.
Mr. Walters is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ruth A. (Dugan) Walters; five children, Jack Walters (Carol) of Dover; Ronald Walters (Mary) of Bear; Richard Walters (Linda Engle) of Glen Burnie, MD; Mary Ann Atkinson (Herbert) of New Castle and Elizabeth Neubauer (Dave) of Hensley, AR; 13 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am on Thursday morning, March 10, 2016 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where friends may visit with the family Wednesday evening, March 9, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Interment will follow services on Thursday at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.