Fred J. Walters, 71, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., formerly of Cloverdale, died April 7, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev.
He was born in Sullivan County to Alfred and Hazel Walter on May 17, 1937.
Mr. Walters owned the Cloverdale IGA for more than 15 years before selling it and moving to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., where he had lived for the past 24 years. He had been an active Elks member for 35 years in Lake Havasu and Greencastle. He was also a member of the Cloverdale Masonic Lodge.
He worked as a greens keeper at London Bridge Golf Course for the last 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening and off-roading in the desert with his family and friends.
He had an infectious smile and warm personality and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra; their five children, Mike Walters of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Dianne Greer of Corona, Calif., Steve Walters of Cloverdale, Melissa Walters of Lake Havasu City and Susan Myers of Collierville, Tenn.; several grandchildren; and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Lake Havasu Elks Club. Friends and members are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave., Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.