MEL L. WALTERS, SR. 75 of Lebanon passed away at his home on Saturday March 18, 2017.
Mel was born August 24, 1941 in Wheeling, West Virginia the son of Richard and Pauline (Shobe) Walters. In the 1950’s, he moved with his family from West Virginia to California. He married Emily J. Romero in Redlands, CA June 5, 1960. In 1976, Mel and Emily moved their family to Lebanon where they have resided since.
For Mel, family was always first, friends were a close second and working on his home was his third. He loved bragging about his children, gloating over his grandchildren and playing with his great grandchildren as well as shooting hoops with his beloved God Son. He took great pride that he was a man of his word, with a strong work ethic and loyalty to his friends and employer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Pauline Walters.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-six years, Emily of Lebanon; children, Melvin L. Walters, Jr (Rhonda) of Bend, Tina Marie Walters (Dale) of Albany, Christie Lynn Willis and husband (Brian) of Lebanon, Armando Rodriguez of Huntington Beach, CA and Theresa Langell of Salt Lake City, UT; brothers, Richard and wife Kathy Walters of Lebanon and Ronald Walters of Beaumont, CA; sister, Delores Wren of Kokomo, IN; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Viewing will be held from 4 – 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 30, at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home.
A Funeral service will be held at 3:30 PM, Friday, March 31, at the Huston-Jost Funeral Home.