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Kenneth Walters
Kenneth Eugene Walters I, 82, of Fairmont, passed away Saturday (Aug. 5, 2017) at the home of his son. He was born Jan. 31, 1935 in Fairmont, a son of the late Clarence "Red" Howard Walters and the late Verda I. "Parker" Walters McCombs. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Josephine "Whyte" Walters.
Mr. Walters was a member of Trinity Assembly of God in Fairmont. He attended the Greenbriar Military School in his youth and then owned and operated Walters Construction Company in Fairmont where he built homes in the area for over 51 years. He also later bought and owned Skate Away Roller Skating Rink because he had met his wife while skating in his youth. Kenneth was employed for more than eight years by Trinity Assembly of God as a maintenance man in his retirement. He was very involved with the church where he served as usher, a member of the choir, a member of the Young at Heart group and was involved in many projects around the church. When he was able, Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his children Kenneth E., II, and his wife Rose Walters, Cynthia "Cindy" J. and her husband Ron Hardesty and William "Bill" Walters, all of Fairmont; his grandchildren Aaron Lee Hardesty and his companion Tricia Morgan, Amy Jo Hardesty, Kenneth E., III and his wife Mandi Walters and John Michael Walters and his companion Ashley Ice; four great-grandchildren Alyssa Jo Kincaid, Morgan T. Hardesty, Tilliana M. Walters and Henry J. Walters; his sister, Sondra and her husband Ray Donham, of Appling, Georgia; and his close friend Mary Hoskinson of Fairmont.
Memorial donations may be made to the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Friends and family may visit from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont, WV 26554, and from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Richard Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens, Westover, WV. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 7, 2017
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