|William H. Waters, 89|
|Sunday, October 28, 2012|
Funeral services have been scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Partlow Funeral Chapel for Mr. Waters, 89, of Lebanon. Born October 1, 1923 in the Tuckers Crossroads Community to the late William H. Waters Sr. and Nora Puryear Waters, he died Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
A graduate of Purdue University, Mr. Waters was a World War II veteran, having served in the US Navy as an ensign aboard the USS Gallatin in the Pacific theatre.
A passionate writer, his work was regularly published on the editorial page of The Wilson Post. In his writing, he covered the topics of family, local history, and treating others with kindness. He also wrote an annual Christmas letter to the extended Water’s family. He passed down stories, memories, and values from our family’s past.
Mr. Waters had a lifelong love of farming. After college, he farmed with his father for several years. After a long career with Horace Mann Insurance Co., Bill returned to farming in his retirement years.
He fed his neighbors and church members with produce from his garden well into his 80’s.
Throughout his life, Bill actively served in the churches he attended. Mr. Waters served as a deacon at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, Laurel Church of Christ in Knoxville, and College Hills Church of Christ in Lebanon.
Bill loved all sports, but his passion was baseball. He played on teams into his 30’s, and loved to tell stories about pitching against his archrival, “The Glade”.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 2-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, from 12 Noon until the funeral. Services will be conducted by Dr. Larry Locke, Bro. Kevin Owen and Bro. Johnny Markham. Interment will follow at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Tuckers Crossroads.
Survivors include: his wife of 57 years Virginia Powell Waters; sons Bill Waters and Neal(Karita) Waters; grandsons Ryan Waters and Dylan Waters; sister Martha Conway Shepherd.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Waters in preceded in death by s preceded in death by brother Hugh Waters and sister Nora Anne Wright.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions be made to Healing Hands International, 455 McNally Drive, Nashville, 37211.
Arrangements by Lebanon's Partlow Funeral Chapel. www.partlowchapel.com