Byron Walters
WALTERS, Byron Carl, 63, of Mechanicsville, passed away December 3, 2009. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran, serving in Korea, a graduate of University of Maryland, and retired as a systems analyst with IRS. More recently he worked with special needs adults in Hanover County, and was a friend of Bill W. Surviving are his wife, Karen; sons, Byron P. (Ashley), and Jason Stewart; step-children, Michael Shea, Mary Huneycutt (Scott), Kelly Shea, Daniel Shea (Angela), and Meg Shea; grandchildren, Madison and Jackson Walters, Luke, Noah and Elijah Huneycutt, Charlie Isabelle Shea, and Patrick Shea. Memorial services will be at the Mechanicsville Chapel, Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee Davis Rd. Tuesday, December 8, at 3 p.m., where friends may gather, beginning at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hanover EMS Services, Hanover Adult Center, or American Heart Association.


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We did it. I'm still baffling them :). Thank you for all of it. You made me believe and I changed my stars.
Ulrich Von Lichtenstein
December 7, 2012
Missing you so very much 3 years later...each day brings us closer together again...Always, Karen
December 6, 2012
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January 10, 2011
Miss ya Byron.... Babette
Babette Moore
December 5, 2010
Miss Ya Byron...Steph and I talk of you often...We will meet again one day!!!
December 5, 2010
December 3, 2010
One year. Sometimes it seems like yesterday and other times like forever. I miss my prince, Lord Byron, lord of my heart, so very much and my love for him will be there...Always...Karen
December 3, 2010
I never got to meet you in person, but I already know and love you. Your family sings your praises and Jason has told me all about you. I even got to share a song with you at the Floyd Fest :) It would have been nice to maybe call you Dad someday. What a wonderful man; I'm grateful that I got to meet you even after your time here.
December 3, 2010
Hi Dad. It's been an interesting year. It seems like everyone is OK. Maryland is 8-4 and headed to a bowl game. Friedgen got coach of the year and the new QB, O'Brien, got rookie of the year. Denny had a chance to win the cup going into the last race, but Jimmy won his 5th. Washington isn't doing much, but Chicago is in the lead. I'm enjoying my time in Mexico. I'm really glad that I signed up for the Peace Corps. I miss everyone, but this is where I'm supposed to be :). I feel like I've been on a long journey and I finally made it home. Tonight I'll meditate on compassion for you in your new life. I know that with the karma you carried forward, it is already wonderful. It will be nice to run into you again. Love always, Jason.
Jason Walters
December 3, 2010
To the Walters family, i have been thinking of you and wondering how you are doing. My son Todd has now moved into a group home and loves being with the four other guys since he was with me for 34 years. I know Byron would be so happy for him and the wonderful man he has become, so much more independent and more mature. He tooked Byron's picture with him and i know he still misses him whenever he looks at it. I pray that you will have much love and peace sent from above from Byron as this man truly loved his family. And, thank you dear Lord for letting him come into Todd's life. He made quite a statement and will never be forgotten. Jeanne Zirkel.
December 2, 2010
Dad, its been 6 months and It is going to be hard to get through Fathers day without you here. The kids and I are going to go fishing or maybe to a baseball game. I know you will be with us like you are with me in my heart always. I love you dad and miss you very much and I know you are looking down on me on my bday. Happy Fathers day Dad, your loving son, Byron
Byron Walters
June 15, 2010
Dear Karen and family, I have just become aware of Buck's passing. I dreamed about my old EADC friends last night and I googled his name this morning thinking to get in touch and I found his obituary. I am so sad and so sorry for your loss. Buck hired me at EADC for my first real job out of college. We worked on the "A-76" project together. He gave me responsibiltiy right from the start and instilled confidence that has sustained me these 20 years since. We lost touch after I left the IRS, but I never forgot his smile, his jokes and the way he made everyone feel so important and at ease with him. He always talked about his family, he loved you all very much. You are certainly in my prayers. Emily Howell Braughton
Emily Howell Braughton
February 24, 2010
Dad, I miss you very much and I have had a pretty rough last 2 months here. I am hanging in there and feel you with me through the hard times. We are plugging through but its still hard without you. I miss talking to you and hear you telling me that you love me. I never minded it, even when I was to cool for that mushy stuff. I love you very much Dad and have you in my heart at all times. Your Son, Byron
Byron P. Walters
January 27, 2010
Well, it's been a month now dad. Everybody is holding up OK, but you definitely took a piece of all of our hearts with you. Things never seem to happen the way you expect. It has meant so much to me to have you in my life. Thank you for being my teacher and my student, my father and my brother, and my best friend and biggest fan. You were, are, and always will be the wind beneath my wings and I can't help but soar. Love you forever, Jasy-boy.
January 3, 2010
Byron and family,
May God comfort you and grant you His peace at this difficult time. Take pride in knowing that your dad persevered and ovecame his difficult times to become a wonderful man and father. Always remember the good times and know God will help you through the difficult times ahead.
Sherry & Kevin Elwell
December 17, 2009
Dear Karen and Walters Family, So sorry to hear of Buck's passing.. He truly a unique and wonderful man.. He always had something nice and kind to say and talked so highly of his family..Whenever he would call Sparky or stop by to drop of a vehicle for repair he would always mention his family and have something kind to say that would leave a smile on your face.. He will be missed, but Im sure he is smiling down on all of us..

Sparky & Anne
A. & S. Chandler
December 16, 2009
Dear Walters Family,
I just learned from a former colleague of Buck's passing. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
While it has been years since I saw him or talked with him, I fondly remember his sincerity and kindness. May he rest forever in peace.
Jerry Conway
December 16, 2009
I am sorry to hear about Buck's passing. I last saw him when EADC closed.Like a hundred times previously he greeted me with a smile and handshake. To his family , my condolences....K C Beal (Richmond, VA)
December 11, 2009
I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I met Buck while working at EADC and we have remained friends. Buck always had a smile and a kind word. I will miss those phone calls which were seemingly out of the blue. He would just call to chat and see how things were going. We enjoyed having Buck and Karen join our little get togethers after EADC closed. Buck will always be remembered as a kind and generous person who loved Karen, his kids and those grandkids. My deepest condolences to the family.
Kathy Buttner
December 11, 2009
I am very sorry to hear this news. I often wondered about my fellow co-workers from the Richmond Center. To his family you have my deepest condolences.
Deborah Radden-Booth
December 8, 2009
Sorry to hear of Buck's death. I worked with Buck many years ago in the old "CIDS Staff". He always had an easy smile and his laughter was infectious. With sympathy,
Genise Collins
December 8, 2009
May God bless you and care for you all in this time of loss. Byron will be greatly missed ~ he shared his experience, strength and hope so freely and honestly. He is joining the big meeting in the sky ~ may we all get there one day at a time! Hugs and love and prayers for serenity!
Ellen Price
December 8, 2009
Karen,
What a shock to learn of Byron's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's obvious that he was loved by many and will be sorely missed. He was truly blessed to have a devoted partner like you in his life.
Gail Kemper
December 8, 2009
Karen,
I was so sorry to hear of Buck's death. Buck and I became friends while working at EADC. This friendship continued after EADC through our IRS breakfast get-togethers, as you know. I will miss seeing Buck around Mechanicsville.
Carolyn and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your families.

Joe & Carolyn Bowles (Mechanicsville, VA)
Joe Bowles
December 8, 2009
Dear Karen and entire Walters family - Please know how sorry I for your loss. I will always remember his smile and love of our fellowship. I have you and your family in my prayers.
Joyce Powers
December 8, 2009
My deepest condolences to the Walters family. I met and worked with Buck several years ago at the IRS. I knew him to be a nice and caring man. May precious memories sustain you during this time and the days ahead.
Violet G. Miller
December 7, 2009
Byron was my mentor and friend. He was my stand in father. He always had time for listening and giving me needed advise, telling dirty jokes to make me laugh when it was needed and a stern word to set me in the right direction. Going to the Y.M.C.A and then to Bills for BBQ and limeade. I will deeply miss him. It was my pleasure to have worked with him at H.A.C and be his friend. I will hold you and your family in my heart. Byron I Love Youand will miss you. Love your friend
Stephanie
December 7, 2009
December 7, 2009

I met Byron at HAC-LL program.He was a
kind,passionate man who loved working with the participants at the center. Byron not only was my co-worker he became a great friend. I will miss him greatly. My deepest sympathy to his family .I heard so many loving stories.Always in my heart. Babette Moore
Babette Moore
December 7, 2009
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Byron worked with my brother, Tommy at Linking Lives and then again at Hanover Adult services. He was so very kind to Tommy and he will be greatly missed. You have our deepest sympathies and our heartfelt prayers.

Debbie Reddick and Tommy Blunt
Debbie Reddick
December 7, 2009
"My deepest sympathy is with your family at this time. Byron was a great co-worker, and a joy to be around."
Keisha Smithers
December 7, 2009
I was saddened to hear of Buck's passing. I worked with him at EADC for many years. He was a true friend. My condolences to his family.

Lis Marshall
Elisabeth Marshall
December 7, 2009
I was so sorry to hear of Buck's passing. He was a great friend to all of us at EADC. Even though we all went on to other things, he was well and fondly remembered. I will miss him.

Elisabeth Marshall, Virginia Beach, VA
December 7, 2009
Our dearest friend, Karen and all of the children and granchildren, especially Patrick- Words can't express how we feel about yours and our loss. We will miss Byron so much. We are here for all of you-whatever we can do. Al and Madie Stegner
December 7, 2009
Linda and I last saw Byron at an antique car show just a few weeks ago. He was having a good time with his family and had plenty of smiles on his face. He remembered me as a friend from Bill W. We are sorry for your lost.
Jerry and Linda Wadsworth
December 7, 2009
It is with great sadness that I learn of Buck's death. We met through IRS/EADC and while we shared various roles throughout our tenure there, I considered Buck a friend. Buck was a very good man and he will remain in my thoguhts and prayers. My condolences to the Walters Family.
Walter Harmon
December 7, 2009
Please accept our condolences on the passing of this wonderful gentleman, Byron Walters. Bryon worked with my son Todd Zirkel at Hanover Adult Center and he was Todd's best buddy. He gave him the gift of time, confidence, cooking skills which i had no idea my son had and most of all a deep caring for him. Todd loved him and loved being around him. Our thoughts are with you and may God take care of all of you at this most difficult time. Thank you for sharing him with us. Jeanne and Todd Zirkel.
December 7, 2009
What a smile he had!!! Keeping the faith and fighting the fight! He did a grand job....Now he can rest..We will miss you very, very much!!!

Ben and Becky Iniguez
December 7, 2009
I WAS TRULY SHOCKED AND SADDENED TO LEARN OF BUCK'S PASSING ,, WE WORKED TOGETHER AT EADC IN RICHMOND, YOU ALL HAVE MY SYMPATHY,,,JULIA BROWN
JULIA TERRY/BROWN
December 7, 2009
George and I send our deepest sympathy to you Karen and the Walters family. Byron had such a kind and gentle spirit. We will miss him around the rooms of Bill W. We believe he is in the arms of his Creator now. Our prayers are with you.
George and Jeanne Tate
December 7, 2009
Sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies, our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Walters family. I worked with Buck for many years and became like brothers.
Lytle, Mary, Larry and Amanda
Lytle Galloway
December 7, 2009
My sincere condolences to the Walters family. Byron worked with my son, Todd Zirkel at Hanover Adult Center. He gave him friendship, confidence and helped uncover many skills. He was Todd's buddy and was always there and Todd treasured his friendship , especially since he was surrounded by women all the time. We are shocked, and saddened by this tremendous loss and i pray that God will watch over his family. God bless you Byron, and thank you for all the wonderful moments you gave my son. I know they will last a lifetime. You will be greatly missed. Jeanne and Todd Zirkel.
December 7, 2009
STEVE AND I ARE BOTH SADDENED TO LEARN OF BYRON'S PASSING GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AS YOU GO THROUGH THE GRIEF ,,,
JULIE JOHNSON
December 7, 2009
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss...our thoughts and prayers are with Byron, Jason and the Walters family.

Greg, Stephanie, Grace, Grant Frasier
Greg Frasier
December 7, 2009
So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. I worked with Buck at the EADC.
B Morgan
December 7, 2009
This man was very, very special - and touched my family's lives in so many memorable ways. His smile and laughter were infectious and contagious. He had a heart of gold and was so in love with Karen and those close to him. We were blessed to first get to know him in 1986, and it broke our hearts to have him leave central Illinois and return to Virginia a few years later. We kept in touch and the blessings continued in getting to meet his wife, Karen. Truly, a special couple with special gifts for us all. May the Peace of Christ envelope our friend, "Bonzaii Buck", for all eternity.....and may our Lord comfort Karen and the entire Walters family during this difficult time of loss.

Love and Prayers,
Karen, Steve, Wil, Nik & "Catfish" Lyons
December 7, 2009
My sincere condolences to the Walters family. I worked with Buck on occassion at CADC (now NDC). He will be greatly missed.
N Black
December 7, 2009