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Mr. John B Walters Jr

MERIGOLD - John B. Walters, Jr. age 76, of Merigold, passed away on Monday November 10, 2014 at his home.

Visitation will be held Wednesday 11/12/2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cleveland Funeral Home in Cleveland. Funeral Services will be held Thursday 11/13/2014 10:00 AM in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the North Cleveland Cemetery. Reverend Gregg Chamblee will officiate the service.

John was born on October 16, 1938 to John and Elizabeth (Covey) Walters, Sr. in Nairs Virginia. He graduated from Tomlinson Memorial School where he met Martha Lewis and on July 14, 1960 they married in Cleveland, MS. John moved his family to the Delta in 1963. He was a former manager for Cleveland Furniture Company and Defenbaugh Finance Company. After his retirement, John went to work at Ray Funeral Home, Cleveland Flower Shop and Cleveland Funeral Home. John was an avid gardener, enjoyed woodworking, arranging flowers and painting art. He was a people person who never met a stranger and greeted everyone with a smile. John also enjoyed listening to music and leading worship at church. He loved his family and most of all his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of Cleveland Church of God. John was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Martha Lewis Walters of Merigold, MS. Three daughters; Kim Walters of Carrollton, MS., Nora Stanford of Carrollton, MS. and Deborah W. (Glenn) Pilgrim of Cleveland, MS, Brother, Warren Thomas Walters of Jacksonville, NC. Granddaughter, Tara (Lewis) Turner of Merigold, MS. Grandson, James Michael (Melissa) Norquist of Merigold, MS. Five great grandchildren; Dawson Michael Norquist, Laynee Elizabeth, Haylee Cail and Kensi Cole Turner and Maycee Kate Norquist

Pallbearers are Michael Norquist, Lewis Turner, Steve Lewis, David Junkin, Dewight Bridges and Jimmy Norquist. Honorary pallbearers are the Men's Bible Sunday School Class; Robert McDaniel, Oliver Greenhaw, Adrian Smith, Slim Kendall, Bill Sanders, Oscar Webster, Norman Lyons, Bob Martin and Leon Williams.

Memorials may be made to the Cleveland Church of God 4101 Hwy 8 East Cleveland, MS 38732.

Cleveland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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I am so sorry for your loss. John always had a smile and was so lively. Wished I could have had his energy. He will be missed. Debbie Collier

deborah collier - November 14, 2014 at 04:26 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I have so many wonderful memories. We had a great time no matter what task we were doing at the church. He could take a look at the situation and make everything come out beautiful. I really enjoyed all those year we had together Martha. He will always be in my heart.

Matt - November 13, 2014 at 07:25 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Faye Moody lit a candle in memory of Mr. John B Walters Jr.

Faye Moody - November 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Walters was a good neighbor and a good man. When my wife and i moved in next door he greeted me with a smile and instantly treated us like we were family. We will miss him greatly. R.I.P. Mr. Walters

Brent&Stephanie Brown - November 11, 2014 at 09:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Your friends at Bella Casa Cigars purchased the Splendid Orchids for the family of Mr. John B Walters Jr..

Your friends at Bella Casa Cigars - November 11, 2014 at 07:38 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I hadn't heard about his passing. I'm very saddened to hear this. I loved Mr. Walters. May he rest in eternal peace. Will be praying for the family

reba mcknight - November 11, 2014 at 06:33 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I would like to offer my deepest sympathies to you. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. Turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance and to help soothe your heart. Psalms 34:18 assures us that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

S Ford - November 11, 2014 at 06:32 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

John always had a smile on his face and very nice wherever you saw him.Jimmy and Sylvia Hood

sylvia hood - November 11, 2014 at 05:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mrs. Martha, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. John. I worked with Mr. John at the flower shop. He kept us laughing with his stories and jokes. He will be greatly missed.

Sonya Storey - November 12, 2014 at 05:04 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

MARY LANCASTER lit a candle in memory of Mr. John B Walters Jr.

MARY LANCASTER - November 11, 2014 at 02:27 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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