John Franklin Walters

August 27, 1927June 15, 2013

John Franklin Walters, 85, of Clover, SC formerly of Charlotte, during his peaceful slumber, took his last breath on Earth and sang his first song of glory in the Kingdom of God on Saturday, June 15, 2013. He was born on August 27, 1927, in Mullins, SC to the late John and Retha Walters. Frank was also preceded in death by his only son Howie Walters, his brothers Wilson and Carl Walters and a sister, Edna Harrelson. He is survived by his bride of 59 years, Madeline Davis Walters, formerly of Lawndale, NC; their daughter Lisa DeMarco and husband Rick DeMarco also of Clover; grandson Anthony and wife Shelby DeMarco ; granddaughter Carissa DeMarco; and his first great-grandson John Brayden DeMarco, due to be born July 26th and a sister Louise Walters Hollingsworth. Additional survivors include several nieces and nephews and a large number of family and friends whom he loved. Frank attended Kings Business College in Raleigh, NC after graduating from Mullins High School. He was then invited by President Truman and accepted willingly to serve in the United States Air Force stationed in Anchorage, Alaska. Following his military service, Frank attended Clemson University prior to his 30 year career at Duke Power Company in Charlotte, NC; lastly of the Deeds and Records department. Retiring in 1983 he was able to enjoy 30 more years of being with his family and friends, hobbies such as woodworking, gardening and traveling. His greatest joy however was to spend quiet moments with his Lord and Savior; reading His Word, and serving as deacon at Oakhurst Baptist Church; where he and Madeline attended from 1957 until 2006 when they moved from Matthews, NC to Clover, SC to be closer to their beloved grandchildren. After relocating, their priority and prayerful search for a new home church, where he and Madeline could continue to serve and fellowship; led them to Clover First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 3:00 P. M. on Thursday, June 20, 2013, at McEwen Funeral Service Charlotte Chapel 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte NC with a service at 3:00 P. M. in the funeral home chapel conducted by Reverend Dave Stanford. Interment with military rites will follow at Sharon Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial to Oakhurst Baptist Church Building Fund 5037 Monroe Rd. Charlotte, NC 28205 or First Baptist Church, 117 South Main Street, Clover, SC 29710. Condolences may be sent to


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, June 20, 2013

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Lisa Walters

June 27, 2013

For my father, who I loved with all my heart. I'll always be Daddy's little girl.

Dorothy Jessie

June 25, 2013

i am so sorry for your lost I loved waiting on you and frank when you all came into the grill he will greatly be missed h e always made my day when he came into the clover grill with his smile my prayers are with you and your family

June 21, 2013

Madeline and family, I am so sorry for the loss of a beautiful man and beloved friend of my father. Dad loved him so and talked often of the bond that he shared with Frank and Mr. Goodrum and Gwen. I will pray for you and keep you in my thoughts.
Much love, Judy Bass

Betty Jean

June 20, 2013

May the GOD of comfort and tender
mercies comfort your family with the
memories and smiles you shared with
Mr. Walters. With deepest sympathy

Ben Marsh

June 20, 2013

Frank was always a friend to everyone.
A real asset to any effort at hand in Duke Power. A person that others admired.I am a better person for having known him. I am sure Heaven is a little better place now.
God bless you in this time of grief.

June 19, 2013

Please accept our sincere sympathy at this time of sorrow. You and your family is in our thoughts.

Charlotte Chapter
Duke Energy Retirees

Polly Leviner

Barbara Davis

June 19, 2013

Frank was a loving and caring brother-in-law. His calm demeanor and positive attitude were definite attributes of his Christian faith.

Rita Rasnick

June 19, 2013

God's rose garden just got another beautiful ROSE of many colors. (Frank) as I knew him was one beautiful Godly man. Didn't know him here on earth very long but can't wait for our Heavenly reunion. I am the other half of the 'SMART' DUO

Knneth Parker

June 19, 2013


I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. You have been kind and generous to my sister Marily Parker who lives next door.

Keneth Parker

June 19, 2013

Remembrance to an honored colleague.

Mr. Jimmy R. Tomberlin
Survey Dept.
Duke Power Company