TRAVIS D. WALTERS JR. Cedar Rapids Travis D. Walters Jr., 82, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Anamosa, died Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, at the Hiawatha Care Center in Hiawatha, Iowa. A Celebration of Life will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at the Riverside Pavilion in Pinicon Ridge Park, 4729 Horseshoe Falls Rd., Central City, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to Saint Rescue & Adoption in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or Animal Welfare Friends in Monticello, Iowa. Thoughts, memories, and condolences may be left at www.Iowacremation.com
. He was born Sept. 20, 1938, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Travis Sr. and Kathryn Walters. Travis graduated from Prairie City High School with the Class of 1956. He then continued his education at Kirkwood Community College and went on to earn a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. He was employed with American Telephone and Telegraph Co. from 1956-1961. Travis then became employed as an avionics engineer with Collins Radio/Rockwell Collins/Boeing in Cedar Rapids, where he remained until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed music, photography, many outdoor activities, nature, wildlife, visiting historical places with family and coffee with ham club friends. His passion was communicating around the world on his ham radio. Travis was a member of the American Radio Relay League, Ham Club and the Masonic Lodge. He also held licenses as an FAA Airman, FCC Radio & Telephone, and FCC amateur Radio. He is survived by six children, Brenda (Louis) Cavros, Bret (Nicole) Walters, Lynn Walters, Crystal Walters, Lance (Dana) Walters and Christina Walters; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Cozad. He was preceded in death by his wife, JoAnn; parents, Travis Sr. and Kathryn; a son, Vernon Walters; and a grandson, Jason Walters.
Published by The Gazette on Sep. 8, 2021.