Michael Waters

January 8, 1949April 3, 2014
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Robert Michael Waters, age 65, of Brunswick, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick. Mike was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and was a proud graduate of Glynn Academy, class of 1967. After high school Mike served in the US Army during in the Vietnam War and was a member of the 101st Airborne Association. He later joined the Air National Guard where he served as a military technician in the 224th until his retirement in 2001. Mike was a member of Coastal Baptist Church, Ocean Lodge #214, the Coastal Gun Club and the Disabled American Veterans organization.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Bullard Waters, his step-son, Ty Bullard and his parents, R.C. and Juanell Waters.

He is survived by two sisters, Ann Carlo (Fred) of Valdosta and Janet Hunton (Bill) of Savannah; a niece, Jessie Teepell (Charlie) of Valdosta; a nephew, Evan Bius of Valdosta and a brother in law, Ronald Reeves of Thomasville.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be on Monday at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Reverend Larry Lane officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.

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  • Visitation Sunday, April 6, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 7, 2014

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Hugh Burke

April 9, 2014

Many fun times growing up. My condolences.

Denise Dixon

April 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with the Waters family during this time. I counted Mike as not only someone I worked for but a dear and close friend. Friday's will not be the same walking in and seeing his smiling face or his calls when he needed to find something I put away. I will always remember the day I walked in with his Birthday hand gun cake and how thankful his was. I can truly say I will miss Mike Walters. Ann I am so sorry and I pray in the days ahead God will give you the comfort you need.

Glenn Champion

April 8, 2014

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone Mike touched. Thank you, Mike for your service to our country. You will be missed. '67

Mary Jane Johnson

April 7, 2014

So sad to hear of Mike's passing. I can still see his smiling face walking down the halls at GA. May our memories keep him alive and young forever.
And may his family find peace of heart.

Mary Jane Johnson '67

Terri Dakin

April 6, 2014

I am terribly saddened to learn that Mr. Mike has passed away. I was out of town last week for my Uncle's memorial in Florida. How I wish I would have known that Mike was in Hospice, so I could have gone to see him. I was in the clogging group that his wife Ms. Betty directed, and knew and loved her and Mr. Mike (as we called both of them) dearly. I will miss our lunches and the times he called me for help on his computer since Betty passed away in 2010. I pray for his sister, Ann, and her family, for his brother in law, Ron and his family. And for all the other family members i did not know personally. May God's peace surround you all during this time.

April 6, 2014

Mike, it was a pleasure knowing and serving with you in the 224th. No matter where we deployed, you always new where to find a tall glass of ice cold sweet tea. Curtis Taylor [Baxley,Ga.]

MSgt (Ret) Gidget Seawell

April 6, 2014

I shall always remember you and the good times we had while serving in the 224th. You were always a true friend to all and had a great-big teddy bear heart for all those who knew you. You will be greatly missed my friend.....greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

Cheryl Bunn

April 6, 2014

Thank you for your many years of service to this country; and I was blessed to do some of those years with you. No matter where we were, I always knew I could follow you and find sweet tea! Rest in Peace Mike.

Carol Allard

April 5, 2014

Mike, the gentle giant. It was a pleasure to know you and serve with you at the 224th. Rest in peace, my friend.

Gerald Evans SFC GaARNG ret

April 5, 2014

I will sorely miss our weekly phone calls. We relived the many great memories on the rifle range. Mike drove the bus for the Air Guard team. The Air Guard won the Ga. State championships three years. Then shot for Georgia at the Nationals in Little Rock. He always seemed to look on the lighter side of any situation.
My prayers and sympathy for the family and friends.