John Ivan Walters, 83, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Wheeling Hospital.
He was born October 18, 1934, in Fredericktown, PA, son of the late Henry and Isabel (Phelp) Walters.
John was a retired Master Mechanic at the WV Dept. of Highways, Glen Dale, former shop foreman at Ireland Mine, Methodist by faith, member of the American Legion Post #5 McMechen, avid golfer, jack of all trades and a US Marine Veteran who served in the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Walters and Clinton Walters.
John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sara Jane (Smith) Walters of Moundsville; three daughters, Jackie (Tom) Carpenter, LeeAnne (Harley) South all of Moundsville and Christine (Reggie) Ours of Morgantown, WV; sister, Sandy (Chuck) Storrs of Marion, IN and seven grandchildren, Sara (Drew) Freeman of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Mackenzie Carpenter of Moundsville, Lauren Cook of Glen Dale, Lindsay Cook of Moundsville, Carley South of Wheeling, Brayden Ours of Morgantown and Kendall Ours of Morgantown.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from noon until the time of services at 1 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV, with Rev. That Son Ngoc Nguyen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041.
What a smile.The kind of smile that made me smile. John was always happy to talk to me, rather it was at a Bishop Donahue school event or at his neighbor Dave Paulas house next door. A friend indeed. My wife had a rock bust her windshield and she had to work, the mobile glass repair guy was on his way. It was cold out and a storm was about to blow in. I really needed a place in town to get the windshield replaced. John said Come in my garage at a moment’s notice. He had cleared it out and even put a tubo heater in there. The repairman was so hot and happy, he had to turn it off. THE Windshield is lasting memory of his kindness I will forever remember. What a nice guy. Heaven will be happy. I know another angel now by name.
You will be sadly missed. I enjoyed our time at work but enjoyed the golf games more. We offer prayers for your loved ones.
May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,
May your memories of John Ivan Walters, give you peace, comfort and strength…
Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
and prayers to the family of ….
US Marine Veteran, John Ivan Walters, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†
† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †