Robert Lee Walters of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday afternoon in his home. He was 84.
He was a farmer. He began a career of service as Walnut Township Trustee in 1964. He was a Republican Delegate to the state convention, precinct committeeman, spent 15 years as a lobbyist for the Trustee Association, member of the Ladoga Masonic Lodge for over 50 years and had 4H Grand Champion Hampshire Hogs from 1946-1949. Additionally, he served as a Montgomery County Volunteer Sheriff Reservist, was a member of the Ladoga Scottish Rite and was Montgomery County Sanitarian from 1970-2005. He also served on the South Montgomery School Board. He was an ordained minister with International Apostolic Fellowship and pastor at Apostolic Power of Faith Church from 1989 to present day. His proudest accomplishment was raising his kids. He also very much enjoyed pastoring, helping people and basketball.
Born May 11, 1929 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Harold B. Walters and Crystal Pauline Randall Walters. He was a graduate of New Ross High School and attended Purdue University. He married Marilyn J. Fairfield Johnson on June 4, 1988 in Crawfordsville. She survives.
Additional survivors include sons, Jeff (Brenda) Walters of New Ross, Mike (Deborah) Walters of Brownsburg, Larry (Deb) Walters of New Ross, daughter, Pam (Ron) Zachary of Crawfordsville, son, Kevin (Cyndi) Johnson of Decatur, Illinois and daughter, Lynn (Chris) Hudson of Waynetown, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by a daughter, Connie Truax.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 1 to 4 PM Saturday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Following the visitation there will be a procession to Oak Hill Cemetery South and a short graveside service.
Online condolences may be made at www.BurkhartFH.com