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James Walters, 75, Columbia, KY/Crawfordsville, IN native (1942-2018)

He was a mechanic for Yellow Freight in Indianapolis, IN for 32 years. He was the patriarch of a large, respected family with deep roots in Montgomery Co., IN, and Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Lawrence & Louise Paddock Walters. His wife, Carolyn Sue Burton Walters, Columbia, KY, survives. He leaves 19 direct and two step living descendants. His final resting place will be in New Ross, IN.
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James Walters, 75 of Columbia, KY formerly of Crawfordsville, IN passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 6:15pmCT, at his home after several months illness.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 12pmNoonCT/1pmET, at the Porter Funeral Home 315 W Main Street, Jamestown, IN. Burial will be in the New Ross Cemetery in New Ross, IN. Visitation will be Sunday, January 7, 2018 after 3pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, and on Tuesday January 9, 2018 after 9amCT/10amET at the Porter Funeral Home in Jamestown, IN.

Pallbearers: David Murphy, Kenneth Wheeler, Mike Perry, Richard Walters, Eric Walters, Allen Walters, Gabriel Walters, and Tyler Wheeler.

James Walters, Columbia, KY/Crawfordsville, IN native (1942-2018)

He was born March 16, 1942 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, IN the son of the late Lawrence & Louise Paddock Walters. He died Thursday, January 4, 2018, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 75 years, nine months, and 19 days.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Walters. He was a mechanic for Yellow Freight in Indianapolis, IN for 32 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Sue Burton Walters of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Teresa Perry & husband Mike of Carmel, IN

  • Three sons: James Eric Walters & wife Starla of Crawfordsville, IN; Richard Walters & wife Vivian of Sheridan, IN; and Allen Walters & wife Sherry of Indianapolis, IN

  • Two stepchildren: Carolyn Jean Murphy & husband David of Columbia, KY; and Kenneth Wheeler and special friend Amanda Wethington of Columbia, KY

  • One sister: Jessie Stewart of Crawfordsville, IN

  • Eight grandchildren

  • Seven great grandchildren

  • And a host of other relatives and friends
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Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Hosparus Green River, PO Box 4134 Campbellsville, KY 42719-9700 and may be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements

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James Walters, 75, Columbia, KY/Crawfordsville, IN native (1942-2018)

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James Walters, 75, Columbia, KY/Crawfordsville, IN native (1942-2018)

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