David G. Walters, age 70, of Belle passed away Saturday, June 26, 2021 at the Phelps County Medical Center in Rolla.
He was born October 2, 1950, in Cypress, Illinois, a son to the late Arle and Alice (Hassler) Walters.
David was a 1968 graduate of Belle High School and was active in the First Baptist Church activities.
On August 31, 1969 he was united in marriage to Denise Kellar in Belle. Denise preceded him in death on July 16, 2011.
David was employed at the Ford Motor Company in St. Louis before retiring after 32 years.
David enjoyed collecting coins and old tools, mowing yards, playing the lottery, watching boxing matches and gardening. He liked watching magician shows like Penn & Teller to try and figure out how they did it. David had a African Grey Parrot named Kiwi who was born December 24, 1996 whom he loved very much. He was there for people in need and to give good sound advice. Most of all, David loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
David is survived by: two daughters: Dawn Hicks and her husband Randy and Deena Ellis and her husband Arlan; his parrot, Kiwi; ten grandchildren, Anastasia Walters, Brett Hicks, Shawna Hicks, Nathan Crews, Spencer Ellis, Callie Ellis, Drew Walters, Douglas Walters, Devyn Walters, and Daylee Walters; two great-grandchildren, Tanner and Talia Carroll; two brothers, Rhandy and Ronnie Walters; and three sisters, Arlene White, Yvonne Light, and Brenda Lange as well as many extended family members and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, David was preceded in death by one son, Davy Walters as well as other family members.
Visitation for David will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00p.m. on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Sassmann’s Chapel in Belle. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Robert Trigo officiating. Interment will be in the College Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Baptist Church and to the College Hill Cemetery Fund.