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James Roy Walters
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Birth: Apr. 24, 1910
Mount Pisgah
Wayne County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 1985
Somerset
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

James "Roy" Walters was the son of Addison Esley Walters and Martha Ethel Chriswell. He married Hattie Edith Phillips and had three children.

Roy only had a 3rd grade education, but was very intelligent and had excellent math and mechanical skills. He enjoyed woodworking, building magazine racks and cedar chests. He was a quiet man and not easily angered. He seemed to know everyone. He worked in lumber yards for many years, however a stack of lumber fell on him in the late 1950's, leaving him disabled.

How Roy Met Edith: A Depression Era Romance

He went to visit his cousin, Shell Walters, sometime in 1936. Shell was married to Roy's future mother-in-law, Pearl. Roy met Edith, Shell's stepdaughter. The pair hit it off and they agreed to keep in touch. After making the long journey home, Roy fell ill with a severe case of chicken pox and had a very hard time recovering since he was 25 years old, well past the normal age to contact the virus.

When Edith did not hear from Roy, she assumed he had changed his mind and she went on about her business. About a year later, Roy returned and explained what happened.

Despite it being only their second meeting, they were married the next day. Their marriage lasted 47 years, until Roy passed away from bone marrow cancer.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Addison Esley Walters (1883 - 1954)
  Martha Ethel Chriswell Walters (1881 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Hattie Edith Phillips Walters (1921 - 1994)*
 
 Children:
  Estil Junior Walters (1938 - 2004)*
 
 Siblings:
  Willie Walters (1904 - 1921)*
  George Markus Walters (1906 - 1981)*
  Annie Walters (1908 - 1928)*
  James Roy Walters (1910 - 1985)
  Dorothy Lee Walters (1913 - 1922)*
  Jerry Walters (1916 - 1916)*
  Raymond Walters (1921 - 1984)*
  Mary Mae Walters Sullivan (1924 - 1997)*
  Ethel Walters Young (1941 - 2014)**
  Frank Walters (1946 - 2008)**
  Clarence Dwight Walters (1946 - 1947)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: On the same stone with wife, Edith.
 
Burial:
Old Tateville Cemetery
Tateville
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Gypsy Soul
Record added: Apr 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67933121
James Roy Walters
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James Roy Walters
Added by: Gypsy Soul
 
James Roy Walters
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- Gypsy Soul
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017

- Melissa H
 Added: May. 26, 2017
REST IN PEACE JAMES. I'M WONDERING IF WE ARE RELATED....I NEED TO CHECK INTO THIS. ONE DAY WE WILL MEET.
- cigi
 Added: May. 24, 2017
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