James Thomas Walters, 83, was born Aug 15, 1937 in Sandtown Bottoms, Vian, to James Columbus and Okla Jewell (Qualls) Walters. He was retired having worked for many years with the Vian Schools, in the maintenance division.
He is survived by his wife, Linda of the home; his son James Walters of Vian; his daughter and her husband, Madrienna and Cleve Rorex of Webbers Falls; 4 grandsons, Mason and Noah Kittrell, Christian Walters, and Asher Rorex; a granddaughter, Lyndzi Gann; 4 sisters, Dorothy Wilson of Vian, Dolly Poteete of Vian, Ruby and her husband Raymond Pigeon of Vian, and Brenda Stem of Ft Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Patsy West; brothers, Don, Edward, John, and Melvin Walters; bothers in law, Willard Wilson and Jack Poteete.
Visitation for James will be held on Wednesday, Sept 23, 2020 from noon to 7:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel, Forever Memories Funeral Services, 463505 Hwy 101 Sallisaw, OK. Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Sept 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Vian with Pastor Jerry Copeland officiating.
Casket bearers will be Rick Walters, Dan Walters, Bobby Mar, Erb Kimble, Trey Kimble, and Barry Hord. Honorary casket bearers will be Selman Morris, Delbert Spears, Bunker Rose, Dale Ollis, Kenda Thomason, Andy Ross, Brian Bedwell, and Chad Warner.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Services, Sallisaw, OK. fmfsinc.com