Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at Andersonville National Cemetery, 496 Cemetery Road, Andersonville, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
W. L. Walters was born May 9, 1932 in Marshallville, Georgia to the late Elem Walters Sr. and Emily D. Wells Walters. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings, Elem Walters, Jr., J.D., R.C., W.C, W.H., and Willie B Walters.
On December 22, 1951, W.L. was united in holy matrimony to the late Lula Mae Hart Walters and to this union they were blessed with eight children; one son, Willie L. Walters, preceded him in death.
He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and was later drafted into the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal and was later honorably discharged following his faithful service.
He leaves cherished memories to his seven children and their spouses: Earnestine (Rev. Johnny) Sanders, Alice (Frederick) Jackson, Mary (Morris) Engram, Foster (Shonda) Walters, Lester (Louise Smith) Walters, Johnny (Helen) Walters, and J.W. Walters; a daughter-in-law, Shirley H. Walters; twenty grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; siblings, R.L. (Doris) Walters, L.C. (Frances) Walters, Lizzie Walters and Lucile (Frank) Cook all of Atlanta, Georgia; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley (Min. Amos) Whitehead, Montezuma, Georgia, Eva Arnold, Cleveland, Ohio, Lula Mae Hart, Junction City, Georgia and Eddie (Fannie Wiggins) Hart, Ideal, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and friends including dear friends and co-workers, Malcolm Harris, Dennis Swartzentruber , Donny Swartzentruber, Benda Swartzentruber, and Wendell Swartzentruber.