Raymond Walters Obituary, Death –Raymond Stanley “Wildman” WALTERS, aged 66, of Waynesville, passed away on Saturday, September 2, 2023. Raymond dedicated over 50 years of his life to the construction industry. As a child, he attended Sunday School at Corwin Pentecostal Church and remained deeply connected to his faith throughout his life. He was a lifelong member of Waynesville’s Sons of the American Legion Post 615.
Raymond was actively involved in community projects and generously gave his time to various causes. He was a dedicated member of the bowling league, played a significant role in organizing the Waynesville Fourth of July fireworks, and provided valuable assistance to the Waynesville Area Wide Christmas Baskets Project. Raymond was a truly unique individual, known for his wealth of knowledge and willingness to help anyone in need.
His family held an exceptional place in his heart, and he eagerly anticipated spending time with them during different events. He had a special fondness for fishing and deer hunting, valuing the companionship of his family more than the thrill of the hunt. Raymond had a large heart and a wide circle of friends. He had endearing Christmas traditions, staying the night with his son every Christmas Eve and celebrating with extended family during the holidays.
Raymond was an avid collector, with a particular interest in antiques, Longaberger baskets, and roses. His constant companion, his beloved dog Bo Jack, was always by his side. Known for his boundless energy, he was ever-ready to answer his phone and offer assistance. Raymond was a skilled cook, renowned for his barbeque chicken, deer meat, soup beans and cornbread, meatloaf, and more.
In memory of Raymond, he will be fondly remembered for his signature bandana, strong leadership, unwavering companionship, and the depth of his knowledge on a wide range of topics, which he generously shared with those around him.
Raymond is preceded in death by his parents, James and Carol Walters, and one brother, Thomas Walters. He is survived by his son, Marcus Walters (Alyssa); two grandchildren, Tucker Mollenkamp (Brianna) and Tyler David Walters; two brothers, Jim Walters and Dana Walters; four sisters, Linda Renner, Barbara Mason, Marla Walters, and Carol Nelson; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, at Corwin Pentecostal Church, with burial in Miami Cemetery in Corwin. Wendall Lamb will officiate the services, and the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Clark State Community College- Athletics Department for the baseball team. Condolences can be offered at www.stubbsconner.com.