December 18, 1935 - November 1, 2017
Clarence Walters, 81, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 1, 2017. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many. He was born on December 18, 1935 to Clarence and Lucile Walters in Colon, Michigan. He graduated from Brighton High School in 1954. In 1956, he married Elaine Stutz. They celebrated their 61st anniversary this year.
Clarence worked for the J.C. Penney Company for ten years at stores located in Sturgis, Pontiac, Saginaw and Hillsdale as Department Manager and Assistant Manager. In 1966, the family moved to Quincy to manage Coldwater Material Supply, a contractor lumber yard owned by McCall Lumber in Hillsdale. A few years later, he purchased the business from McCall’s and started Walters Building Supply which he and his wife, Elaine, operated for 37 years before he retired at the age of 70. He enjoyed many winters in Florida and loved surf fishing. Clarence enjoyed traveling and saw a lot of the country by traveling on back roads in their camper.
His family meant the world to him and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active church member and he served as elder and treasurer of the congregation at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Clarence loved his church and his church family. He was an active Quincy Rotary member with 45 years of perfect attendance. He received the Rotary Paul Harris Award in 1992 and served as president in 1979-1980.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Lillian Swihart. Surviving are his wife, Elaine; son, Alan (Beth) Walters; daughters, Paulette Walters, Tammi (Todd) Carlson, Shawna (David) Grimm; grandchildren, Christopher Walters, Matthew (Meghan) Grimm, Timothy (Sarah C.) Grimm, Sarah Elaine Grimm, Jonah Grimm, Caelyn Carlson and Jenna Carlson and sister Donna (Frank) Krontz.
Funeral services celebrating Clarence’s life and entrance into Heaven will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Coldwater with Pastor Aaron Chittick officiating. Graveside committal will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Quincy. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 4-7 at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Quincy.
Memorials are suggested to be directed to En Gedi Campgrounds or to St. Paul Church Endowment Fund.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Quincy.
Visitation: Friday, November 3, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in QuincyGet Directions
Funeral Service: Saturday, November 4, 2017 11:00 AMSt. Paul Lutheran ChurchGet Directions
Interment: Saturday, November 4, 2017 Lakeview CemeteryGet Directions