Roland H. Walters

Roland H. Walters, 89, of Mt. Jackson, died Sunday, February 8, 2015 at his home.

He was born March 12, 1925 at Walkers Chapel, son of the late William Henry and Florence Emily Neff  Walters.

Mr. Walters served in the United States Army during W.W. II. He was a member of Muhlenberg Post #199 American Legion, Woodstock, Massanutten Post # 2447 V.F.W. Edinburg, Mt. Jackson Moose Club # 979 and Hall of Fame Member of the Duckpin Bowlers Association.

He retired after 55 years as manager at the Shenandoah Bowling Lanes in Mt. Jackson.

He was a member of the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Men.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty P. Walters December 17, 2005 whom he married July 21, 1971. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanne Veney of Bridgewater.

He is survived by two sons, Roland Keith Walters of  Florida and William “Butch” Walters of Woodstock; eight grandchildren, including Brian Walters and Candi Harper; and 10 great grandchildren; and  special daughters, Gloria and her husband Benny Stout of Edinburg and Sabrina and her husband Michael Showalter of Mt. Jackson.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church  with the  Rev. Michael Dettmer officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Jackson Cemetery with Militar Honors by Massanutten Post  # 2447 V.F.W. Edinburg and Muhlenberg Post #199 American Legoion, Woodstock.

Pallbearers will be Larry Estep, Doug Estep, Sr., John Fadely, Richard Heishman, Donald Dawson and Richard Krol.

Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Rosenberger, Bob Spiker, Jake Rhodes, Doug Heishman and Edgar Hamerick.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Mt. Jackson..

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Jackson United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 27, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842.

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12 Condolences to Roland H. Walters

  1. Julie and Ron Moomaw says:

    Loved bowling with Roland!

  2. Buddy & Brenda Foley, Port Charlotte, FL says:

    Our special thoughts are with you for your loss. Rolie was a SUPER person and we have many fond memories of both the bowling ally and from living beside them for several years. Rolie will be missed by many.

  3. Tony Thurston says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Walters family in the loss of their father, our prayers for comfort will continue for your family.

    Yours in Christ Jesus,

    Tony & Regina Thurston

  4. Lynne Harris says:

    Roland was a wonderful person and touched many lives. He always welcomed the VLAS and came to see us whenever we were bowling. He holds a special place in our hearts.

  5. R.J. Morris says:

    Rollie was a special friend to me and my family. Always a grin and the best bowler I have ever seen.

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and I know this is a difficult time. To all, please take care.

  6. Edwin ( Sam ) Cook says:

    Rest easy my friend , the battle is over, we have won. God Bless.

    Sam & Audrey

  7. Bob and Sandra Gusti says:

    Roland was a very special friend to us. We loved him very much. He will surely be missed.

  8. Vickie and Emmo Roberts says:

    Emmo and I will miss you Rollie as we have Betty all these years. You will be remembered always by the many,many friends and family that came to be part of your life.You lived your life with love and laughter and I am so blessed to have known you. So now I shall say my last good-bye my friend. Peace be with you. Love you Rollie!

  9. Jessica Roberts Eason says:

    I am so going to miss you Rollie!! What an incredible man to be who you are. You will be missed with heavy hearts and prayers to the family. Miss you and love you Rollie!!

  10. Linda and Ken Odell says:

    To the family,

    Roland was the greatest man. He was always kind to both of us. Sorry I haven’t seen him lately, but we always thought about him. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  11. Joan Wagner says:

    Very kind and loving man. He gave my husband Leo Wagner his nickname Lock when they worked together and became bowling friends for life. Now they are both up there in heaven Amen to that.

  12. Allen Shenk says:

    Roland will surely be missed he was a great person always enjoyed bowling with Roland and in Mt. Jackson my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.