CHARLES “SONNY” WALTERS
JERSEYVILLE – Charles H. “Sonny” Walters, 92, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2020 at Jerseyville Manor.
He was born on May 12, 1928 in Carrollton and was the son of the late Charles F. and Jenne (Scroggins) Walters.
Sonny grew up, along with his siblings, in Greene County and resided in Kane for many years prior to moving to Jerseyville in 1998, where he has remained for the past 22 years.
He served our nation with the United States Army and was a proud World War II Veteran and former member of the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492.
He married the former Marion Talley on March 4, 1950 in Carrollton and together their marriage was blessed with 52 years, prior to her death on June 12, 2002. After the death of his wife, Sonny found joy in the companionship of longtime friend, Alberta Clothier.
Sonny was employed as a Welder at A.O. Smith in Granite City for nearly 26 years, prior to the plants closing. He finished his working career at Ames Company in Jersey County, retiring after nearly 10 years of service.
Caring for his yard was something he truly enjoyed and he did so with the utmost attention to detail. All in all, he simply enjoyed spending time outdoors – in the yard, taking a drive or building his latest project.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen Sue Talley of Alton; two sons and a daughter in-law, Mark Walters and Tony and Patricia Walters, all of Kane; a daughter in-law and her husband, Jane and Gale Abbott of Kane; six grandchildren, Tara (James) Wagenblast of Jerseyville; Timothy Abbott of Kane; Skye Dotson of Arizona; Gregory Walters of Kane; Dustin (Karri) Walters of Carrollton and Megan Walters of St Louis, Missouri; two great-grandsons, Wiley James Wagenblast and Wyatt Gunner Wagenblast; as well as a sister, Martha Bland of Brighton.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Richard Walters of November 26, 1973; four brothers, Carl Waters; Bobby Walters; William “Bill” Walters and Ira Walters; two sisters, Betty Trump and Ilean Hunt; as well as two brothers in infancy.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m., Friday, July 24, 2020 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Graveside services will follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville with the Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 conducting full military honors.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials may be given to Jerseyville American Legion Post #492 Color Guard.
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