Floyd Glenn "Bucky" Walters, age 87 passed away on Friday, January 29, 2016 at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was a resident of Trafalgar.
Bucky was born in Johnson County on July 29, 1928 to his parents, the late Clarence Leonard and Olive Bell (Weddle) Walters. He attended school in Trafalgar. On May 14, 1952, he enlisted in the United States Army serving as a Corporal with the 28th Quartermaster Company 28th Infantry Division during the Korean War.
He married Inez Lynne (Brock) Walters on February 11, 1972 in Bargersville. She loving survives after 43 devoted years of marriage. Bucky is survived by his children: Vickie Jo Walters and Dwaine (Vanessa) Walters of Kentucky, Teresa (Bill) Harrell and Beth (Bill) Crousore of Franklin, Floyd (Rose) Walters of Charlestown, Roy (Roberta) Walters of Rising Sun, Brian (Debbie) Walters of Martinsville. Other survivors include: siblings: Clarene Miller of Bargersville, Ruby Shirley of Beech Grove, Doris Whitaker and Nolan Leon Walters of Indianapolis; 29 grandchildren, 47 great grandchildren; Godchildren: Glenna Lynne Perry and Christopher Andrew Perry of Morgantown.
He was preceded in death by his son Kevin Walters, and siblings: Alice Selch, Dorothy Frazier, Norman Walters and Robert Walters.
Bucky retired in 1990 as a Service Specialist for Indiana Gas Company in Franklin, IN after 25 years of service. Prior to that, he worked for Gaile's Gas in Morgantown for five years. Bucky was a 65 year member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church, Union Village Masonic Lodge #545 and a former member of the IBEW Local # 1393, Indianapolis. Bucky attended Jewell Village Baptist Church in Columbus. He had a passion for bluegrass music and entertained many family and friends with his bass playing. Bucky was a member of the Blue Grass Country Cutups Band, Elvin Rooks & The Bluegrass Ramblers, Green Mountain Boys Band and had the privilege of playing with some of the greats, like Grandpa Jones and Benny Martin to name a few. He also enjoyed the outdoors by fishing and riding and driving Quarter horses.
The Rev Chuck Crossland and Rev. Harold Summers will conduct a funeral service at 11 am on Friday, February 5th at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends may call Thursday, February 4th from 4 – 8 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with Military Rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.
Memorial Contributions may be sent in honor of Bucky to the Jewell Village Baptist Church, c/o Meredith – Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 308, Morgantown, IN 46160.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Walters family at www.meredith-clark.com