David E Walters obituary 1947~2021


Mr. David E Walters, 74, of Waynesboro, PA, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home.

David E Walters
David E Walters

Born April 13, 1947 in Parsons, KS, he was the son of Leslie E. and the late Anna Margaret (Exum) Walters.

He and his wife of over 50 years, Mrs. Paula K. (Reister) Walters, were married September 18, 1971.

Dave was raised in Coffeyville, KS and graduated from FKHS in 1965.

He then entered the US Army and served as a Crew Chief on a Chinook helicopter in Vietnam for 2 years.

After Vietnam, he served in the National Guard in Coffeyville, Kansas.

1967-1969 Vietnam
1969 National Guard
1970’s Virginia to become Commander of Coffeyville Armory

He was a loving husband, father, caring and willing to sacrifice for his parents, and siblings. He was an amazing father to his kids, always there for them and making sure they were loved and well taking care of. He was courteous and kind to all people and had an understanding of most all things relevant.

He was an avid pet owner, befriending several strays in his life. His last cat Studdley was loved by many and his favorite and had a unique personality derived from Dave’s loving hand.

In his early years, he was the big brother protector to all of his siblings and as well as through life. Yes he was a stinker early on, but as soon as his family started he lined out and followed Paula and his aspirations no matter where life took them. Never rich but always successful and not wanting much. He lived in various parts of America.

Dave was a man of many trades, most recently he worked as a HVAC technician before his retirement in 2013. He owned a business in Parsons, Kansas for about 15 years. After retirement he and Paula enjoyed flea marketing trips with Mom and dad, collecting many things throughout his life. Him and Paula enjoyed casino trips and lottery cards.

Dave had a passion for fishing especially with their best friends Kathy and Sam Triebel of Coffeyville, Kansas. Mr. Walters loved to collect old models, such as die cast old cars and trains and trucks, to many they were toys, but to him they were valuable models.

He is a member of The First Christian Church of Coffeyville, Kansas.

In addition to his father and wife, he is survived by his children Angela Walters of Waynesboro, and Douglas Walters of Waynesboro; grandchildren Dakota Beard, Kaleigh Nelson, Derek Walters, Caitlin Walters, Jordan Nelson; siblings Janice and Curtis Harshaw of Grand Prairie, TX, Carol Lee Mitchell of Coffeyville, KS, Jerry and Judy Walters of Chanute, KS; Leslie Jo and Lee Mansker of Coffeyville, Ks; Mark and Diane Walters of San Francisco, CA; and 16 niece and nephews.

Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.

Burial will take place in Coffeyville, KS at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made to Paralyzed Veterans Association online here.

Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, Waynesboro is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences can be expressed at the funeral home’s website.