J.W. Walters, 92, of Chattanooga passed away on January 5, 2022 at his home.
A lifelong resident of Chattanooga, J.W. was retired owner & operator of S & W Construction with his partner, the late Richard Schmitt.
He was a member of Morris Hill Baptist Church for 75 years where he served as a former choir director, deacon and in 2011 J.W. built the current sanctuary and Sunday school department of the church.
He was a member of East Lake Masonic Lodge and the Alhambra Shrine and was a veteran of the US Air Force.
J.W. was preceded in death by his loving wife, Barbara Jean; daughter, Teena Steele; parents, Thomas and Maggie Walters; sisters, Marie Burris and Dora Lee Shields
He is survived by his sons, Jeff (Karen) Walters, Apison, and Mark (Brenda) Walters, Chattanooga; sister, Mary Matthews, Marietta, GA; four grandchildren, Cara Medley, Jonathan (Monica) Steele, Heather (Ryan) Prairie, and Haley (Brent) Johnson; six great-grandchildren, Dara Steele, Peyton Steele, Abigail Steele, Maddy Johnson, Landon and Luke Prairie; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Saturday at Morris Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Mason and Rev. James Click officiating. Burial will follow at Morris Hill Cemetery with Donnie Ricketts, J.R. Humphries, Eddie Cannon, Jonathan Steele, Peyton Steele, Brent Johnson, and Ryan Prairie serving as pallbearers.
Condolences to the family may be sent to the family at www.heritagechattanooga.com
Memorial contributions may be made to Morris Hill Baptist Church, 1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.
The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 am until 1 pm at Morris Hill Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.
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Morris Hill Baptist Church
1804 Morris Hill Road, Chattanooga TN 37421