Harold E . Walters
91, of Wooster, passed awayWednesday, April 17, 2013 at Akron City Hospital. He was born March 29, 1922 in New Philadelphia, the son of Charles A. and Nora E. Funk Walters. He married Bernice C. Shackleford on Sept. 7, 1947. Harold was a graduate of New Philadelphia High School, class of 1940, and a graduate of the College of Agriculture, Ohio State University, and taught Vocational Agriculture at Burbank, Creston and Sterling High Schools in the North Central School District, Wayne Co., Ohio, for 4 years and at Triway High School, Wooster for two years. Harold then worked in Research in the Department of Horticulture, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Wooster, Ohio for 11 years. Harold retired from research at General Metals Powder Co. (GEMPCO), Akron, Ohio, with 21 years of service. Harold was an active member of Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, Old West Lincoln Way, Wooster, Ohio since 1952, participating in numerous areas of leadership, including president of The United Methodist Men. He is a life member of the Wooster American Legion Post 68 and participated in Legion Ceremonies and Military Rites. Harold served his country during World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during the battle for the Island of Okinawa, Japan. He served in Fox Company of the 22nd Marines, Sixth Marine Division. Harold was a longtime treasurer of the World War II 22nd Marines Association and participated in planning and running reunions. Harold was a life member and treasurer of the Sixth Marine Division Association 22nd Regiment and he served as President of The Wayne County Chapter of Ohio Public Employee Retirees, Inc., (PERI)..
Surviving are sons, David L. (Haydee Tumbaga) Walters of Lynnwood, Wash. and Robert A. (Marian "May" Haskell) Walters of Woodridge, Ill.; grandchildren, Ashley "nikki" and Ryan Walters of Woodridge, Ill. and Michelle Walters of Alameda, Calif. and Christopher Walters of Lynnwood, Wash. In addition to his wife, Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dean E. Walters; sisters, Edna Baeber and Freda Hawk; and a brother, Earl C. Walters
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Burial will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4203 W. Old Lincoln Way, Wooster on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Robin Dillon officiating. Contributions may be made to the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131-2217.
McIntire, Bradham & Sleek, 330-262-7771
Published in The Times Reporter on Apr. 23, 2013