Rev. Donald ‘Larry’ Walters, age 84, of Cridersville, was called home to his heavenly Father at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 13, 2021. He was born February 28, 1937 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana to the late Donald E. and Wilma R. Kohorst Walters. On February 28, 1957 he married the love of his life, Elsie M. Gay, who survives in Criderville.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran and also served with the Army National Guard. He was called to serve the Lord and he became a minister, devoting his life to helping others. Rev. Walters was a member of the Wapakoneta Community Worship Center and attended Grace Fellowship Church in Lima. It was his life’s mission to help build the Christian foundation in families. He loved going to Christian concerts and sharing that time with family. He will be remembered for his devotion to God, his family, and country.
Larry is also survived by a son – Scott (Janelle) Walters of Lima; 3 daughters – Cathy (Don) Butterfield of Belton, Missouri; Cherie (Monte) Sheets of Leo, Indiana; Sally (Bob) Maas of St. Mary’s, Ohio; 10 grandchildren – and 8 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 16, 2021 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Spencerville with military rites.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the funeral home and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship Church.
Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 am
Date: Friday, April 16, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am