James Clayton Walters Jr. (Waldo), age 71, of Pleasureville, Ky, formerly of Prospect, Connecticut, died on March 6th. He was the husband of Regina (Boisvert) Walters for 51 years. Waldo was born on July 19, 1941, in Prospect, Ct the son of the late James Clayton Walters Sr. and Lillian (Bernier) Walters. He was a graduate of Prospect Grammar School and was the last graduating class of Leavenworth High School in 1959. Waldo was a manufacturing engineer and worked designing steel rolling mills most of his career. He was the owner of JC Walters Company and retired as vice president of engineering from Steel Technologies in 2006. Waldo took great pride in mentoring his protege's who went on to successful careers. Waldo was a proud lifetime member of the NRA and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Waldo was a member of the Jefferson County Gun Club. During his life in Prospect, he was a Boy Scout, Scout Master for Troop 27 and Prospect Pop Warner Football Coach. Waldo was an avid hunter, enjoyed tinkering on his farm and restoring John Deere tractors. He loved sharing all of these things with his family and many friends. He will be remembered for his encyclopedia of jokes and numerous Waldo stories. Besides his beloved wife of 51 years, Waldo is survived by his four children, daughter Lisa Walters of Pleasureville, Ky.; son James Clayton Walters III and his partner, Trinette, of East Lyme, Ct.; daughter Kim LaChance and her husband, Greg, of Prospect, Ct.; daughter, Heidi Bastin and her husband Tim, of New Salisbury, In.; his eight grandchildren, James, Kelsey, Amanda, Peter, Sarah, Devan, Trevor and Addison. He leaves his brother, George Joseph Walters Sr and his wife, Linda, of Waterbury, Ct: ÊHe also leaves an aunt and uncle; and many sister in-laws, brother in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and very close friends to mourn his loss. Visitation will be 3-5 P.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Shannon Funeral Service in Shelbyville. A time of sharing stories of Waldo with the family and friends will be held from 5-7 P.M at the funeral home.
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Published in The Sentinel-News from Mar. 7 to Mar. 14, 2013