Roy Edward Walters

ROY EDWARD WALTERS was born December 11, 1948. He passed away December 2, 2022 at the age of 73. Roy was a 1967 graduate of Sam Houston High School. He attended Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 142 trade school and worked as a pipefitter for 42 years. Roy married his high school sweetheart, Roberta, in 1969. They were married for 53 years and were blessed with four children, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Roy was an avid outdoorsman. He looked forward to family vacations in Jackson Hole, Wyoming where he enjoyed horseback riding in the mountains and fishing for rainbow trout. He also loved spending time with his family in Port Aransas. His excitement and dedication to saltwater fishing caused him to acquire the nickname Old Salty. Over the years, many of his catches caused a lot of commotion on the beach. Crowds would gather to see what he had landed from the surf.
Roy took great pride in supporting his children and grandchildren in their extracurricular activities. He was a diehard Lytle Pirate fan and was easily recognized by his loud cheering during events. This tradition continued with his grandchildren and he traded in his black and gold for a variety of school colors. Whether it was sports or band the kids knew he would be there cheering them on.
Roy was also a great storyteller. His tall tales were infamous and he was an expert at “pulling your leg.” His laughter was contagious and he was loved by many. From the first time you met Roy he made you feel like you were a lifelong friend. He will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his parents Lester and Marie Walters, his son David Brian Walters and his brother Mark Walters. He is survived by his wife Mary Roberta, daughter-in-law Kelly Lindholm, son and daughter-in-law Corey and Chelsea Walters, son-in-law and daughter Lance and Jenni Hagdorn, son and daughter-in-law Rorey and Emily Walters, his brother and sister-in-law Les and Carroll Walters, his brother and sister-in-law Gary and Debbie Walters, 11 grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Hurley Funeral Home – Lytle, 14822 Main Street, Lytle, Texas 78052. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Saint Matthias Episcopal Church – Devine 901 North Teel Drive, Devine, Texas 78016. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Devine.
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Arrangements entrusted to Hurley Funeral Home – Lytle, 14822 Main Street, Lytle, Texas 78052.