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Robert Lee Walters

Richmond Hill

Robert Lee Walters, age 61, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 27, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Mr. Walters was born on Oct. 5, 1946, in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was a graduate of Clay High School. He served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps and the United States Army, which he retired from in 1991. He was a veteran of both Vietnam and Desert Storm. He received both a Bronze and Silver Star for his service in Vietnam. He was also employed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah Airport Security (TSA) and retired from the Hinesville Police Department in 2001. He was a member of many groups and organizations, including the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Khe Sanh Veterans Association, Marine Corps Association, Army National Guard and Darien Lions Club. He was a member of the Christian Baptist Church in Sciotoville, Ohio, Shellman Bluff Baptist Church in Shellman Bluff, Ga. and the Coastal Community Christian Church in Richmond Hill. He also served as Vice-President of the McIntosh County Republican Party.

He was preceded in death by his father, David W. Walters, Sr. and his brother, David W. Walters, Jr.

Survivors include his lovely wife, Wilma Jean Walters; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Walters of Darien; mother, Lydia Douglas of New Boston, Ohio; and brother, Donald Walters of Lucasville, Ohio. Two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Coastal Community Christian Church, Richmond Hill, with Pastor Mark Snavely officiating.

Burial was in Shellman Bluff Baptist Church Cemetery, Shellman Bluff, Ga.

Remembrances: Coastal Community Christian Church, P. O. Box 1322, Richmond Hill, GA 31324.

Richmond Hill Funeral Home, Cox Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bryan County News

Jan. 30, 2008

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