Hal Coleman Waters Sr.

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Hal Coleman Waters Sr., 83, passed away Monday, November 18, surrounded by his family at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
The Fulton county native moved to Statesboro as a child and graduated from Statesboro High School. He attended Georgia Military College in Milledgeville before transferring to the University of Georgia, where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. He was a member of the Glee Club and after graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, and attained the rank of tech sergeant. Returning home, he began working with his family at L.A. Waters Furniture and soon began his own business, Statesboro Transfer and Storage, Inc. Mr. Waters was a member of Statesboro First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of, and taught, the Crusaders Sunday School Class and sang in the choir. He was also a member of the Statesboro Rotary Club, Sigma Chi Fraternity and The Gideons International. Hal was preceded in death by his parents, Loy Anthony Waters Sr. and Ruth Coleman Waters; and his sister, Ann Waters Satcher.
Mr. Waters is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Walters Waters, Statesboro; four sons, Hal Coleman "Cole" Waters Jr. and his wife, Katrina, of Dublin; Harry Leonard "Len" Waters, and his wife, Debbie, of Statesboro; Adam Scott Waters, and his wife, Cynthia, of Statesboro; and John Edward Waters, and his wife, Angie, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; daughter, Elizabeth "Beth" Waters DiPalma, and her husband, Frank, of Atlanta; brother, L.A. "Si" Waters Jr. and his wife Ida of Statesboro; 11 grandchildren, Allison, Trey, Brett, Kim, Harry, Elise, Anna Marie, Ryan, Ross, Mitchell, and Matthew; three great-grandchildren, Alyssa Naomi, Joshua, and Camden; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, November 20, in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, November 21, at Statesboro First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Jimmy Cason officiating. Burial will be in Eastside Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Trey Waters, Ryan Waters, Ross Waters, Harry Waters, Brett Waters, Mitchell Waters and Matthew Waters.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800; or Statesboro First United Methodist Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 2048, Statesboro, GA 30459.
The family would like to thank Home Instead Senior Care for providing his care.
Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, November 20, 2013
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