Don Edward Waters

September 21, 1956December 23, 2018

Sylvania – Don Edward Waters, age 62, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2018, at Augusta University Medical Center - Augusta. He was born in Screven County to the late Russell Herman Waters and Dorothy Waters Pierce. He was a retired Technical Procedure Writer for Savannah River Site and a member of McDonald Baptist Church. He was a member of Cypress Bay Hunting Club, Wall’s 3 PM Coffee Club, he enjoyed hunting and fishing but most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his son.

Survivors: Son: Russell Waters of Statesboro, GA; Sister and Brother-in-Law: Julia W. & Kerry Sharpe of Sylvania; Aunts: Helen Waters of Sylvania and Hilda W. Quick of Lady Lake, FL; Nieces: Kayde S. & Yank Moore of Brunswick, GA and Beth Sharpe of Sylvania; Great-Nephew: Avery Moore of Brunswick, GA; A number of cousins.

Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2018, at 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.

Funeral Services: Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Karen Zeigler officiating. Burial following at McDonald Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers: Ronnie Hill, Mitchell Durden, Henry Mierhoffer, Jr., Cody Lee, Mark Bazemore, Bill Hutcheson, Clint Ogelsby and Mike Putnam. Honorary Pallbearers: Ted Lee, Jerry Clifton, Craig Howard, Greg Evans and members of the Cypress Bay Hunting Club.

Remembrances to: Organization of one’s choice.

Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.


  • Visitation Friday, December 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 29, 2018
  • Burial Following At Saturday, December 29, 2018

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Joe Oglesby

January 3, 2019

Having grown up and graduated with Don, it's hard to imagine he's no longer "of this earth". Lots of old memories of riding around in his Mustang with the windows down and singing "Born to be Wild" at the top of our Class of 1974 lungs! Fishing with Don and his dad (Mr. Russell) in Briar Creek. Playing baseball and later softball. Cub Scouts and Woodmen of the World camping trips. As others mentioned, he was fiercely proud of Russell. I keenly remember the last long, personal conversation I had with Don was at a party we threw for Russell when he was graduating from Trooper School. We sat under a lean-to at my youngest sons house, sharing memories and a cold one. Everyone else had gone inside to eat but we just continued to talk and reminisce about how wonderful our life's journey had been, even with all the twists, turns, difficulties, and disappointments. Looking back, there was a specialness to that conversation. Don was recovering from a stroke at the time and his words were slow and measured. But that didn't impede his ability to express how blessed he felt. I wish I could have that hour of my life back, now that he's gone, and just relive it.

Go rest high on that mountain my friend; your work on earth is done. Thank you for enriching my life with your presence and friendship.

Julia Sharpe

January 1, 2019

My heart is broken. I will always cherish my memories of you. Brother, I love You. You will be missed.

Darlene Snyder

December 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. We have been friends since forever. Many fond memories of grilling out and playing cards. Life will not be the same without you in it ..........

Dorothy Bennett

December 28, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of your loved one Don. He was a good friend. He will be missed by all who knew him. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the days and weeks ahead.

Elaine Smith

December 26, 2018

My thoughts and prayers for the family..Don ,was a great friend and a wonderful neighbor..If ever I needed anything ,he was there...We had some long conversations about many things...I will miss his humor...Farewell my friend, you're leaving. It's time for you to go. Your friendship was a blessing, And I will miss you so.


December 26, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss! Don was a great guy! We played softball together back in the day and had some great times! Always a guy you could call on if you needed anything! He was very proud of Russel and the Man that he has become! The Lord has taken him way too soon but he is not in pain anymore! The memories that we have shared will always make me smile when someone ask me about Don!

Ricky Young

December 26, 2018

I just want to say how sorry I am for your loss. I worked with Don at SRR for many years. We wrote procedures together for SRR. Don was a good friend and we ate lunch together many times. Don loved his son and all he ever talked about was his Russell. Rest in peace Don Waters. You will be missed my friend.