Otha "O.E."-Waters, Jr.-Obituary

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Otha "O.E." Earnest Waters, Jr.

Tyler, Texas

May 28, 1928 – Jul 18, 2021 (Age 93)


May 28, 1928
July 18, 2021
Tyler, Texas


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Burks-Walker-Tippit Funeral Directors - Tyler Obituary

Graveside services for Otha Earnest Waters, Jr., 93, of Tyler will be held at Starrville Cemetery in Starrville on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Jamie Eitson officiating, under the direction of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.

Otha went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Tyler.

He was born on May 28, 1928 in Eureka, Tx. to Otha Earnest, Sr. and Myrtle Waters.

O.E., as every one called him, was married to Betty on April 3, 1943. They were married over 77 years and had 3 children, Bobby Joe, Suzan (Sue Ann) and Bruce Edward. He had 6 grandchildren, Sandy Crouch, Bobby Nick, Jr., Justin Nick, Bill Waters, Tera Walker and BJ Waters; 8 great-grandchildren, Zackery, Holeigh, Emaleigh, Ty, Kirsten, Lane, Bailey and Kate and one great-great-grandchild, Waylon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Joe, Bobby Sr., Bobby Jr., Justin, Bill, BJ, Kevin, Josh, Kenzek, Zackery, Ty and Lane.

He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. RIP Daddy, Popo, PawPaw, PepPaw and "Poop".

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 from 5:30-7:00 pm at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home.


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I love you pawpaw. I will miss you, but happy you are not in pain anymore and your with mawmaw. I will always remember our trips from Dallas to tyler from your Carlot and you sang . Oh Willie don't know what he missed lol

Our hearts go out to you Suzanne and Bobby Joe in the loss of you wonderful daddy, I know you will both miss him greatly, as will all those who loved him. May God comfort each of you with the wonderful memories of the good times you spent with him and the assurance you have that he will spend eternity in heaven.
Bryan & Gaylia Pride

So sorry for the loss to his family and friends. He is now with Betty Florence in God's embrace.