Clarence Edwin (Ed) Walters, 88, of Salem, VA., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 22, 2021. He was born on June 1, 1933 in Christiansburg, VA. He lived in Shawsville for more than forty years, where he raised a family before moving to Salem to be near his children and grandchildren after retiring from Radford University. Ed was a master carpenter and worked on many buildings and churches in the New River and Roanoke Valleys. He loved attending his grandchildren’s high school softball, volleyball and football games, and ballet performances, and watched four of his grandchildren graduate from Salem High School. Ed was a member of Fellowship Community Church and was ordained as a lifetime deacon in the Baptist Church. He was honored for more than fifty years of service with the rescue squad in Montgomery County. His greatest loves were living for his Lord and his family, and his service in the rescue squad and church to help others. He was a member of the Craighill Masonic Lodge #160.
He is survived by his wife of sixty-one years, Phyllis; his children, Teresa McLaren (Lyle), Karen Keays, Randall Walters (Allison); his grandchildren, Amy McLaren, Katie McLaren Yount (Spencer), Jason Keays (Melissa), Christy Keays Moxley (Rich), Jonathan Keays, Kyle Walters, and Ryan Walters; and great grandchildren, Mac Yount, Rhett Yount, Tabitha Keays, Natalie Moxley, and Micah Moxley. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Edwin and Mayme C. Walters; sister, Frances Walters; son-in-law, Jim Keays; and great grandson, Tristan Keays.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Lotz Salem Chapel and Funeral service will begin following visitation at 1 p.m. He will be buried in Sunset Cemetery in Christiansburg, VA.
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