He was the son of the late Ralph and Hazel Hampton Waters. He was retired from Verizon Telephone Company; was a US Navy Veteran serving during Vietnam and was a member of Franklin VFW Post #7339, American Legion Post #108 and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 994.
Mr. Waters is survived by his wife of 49 years, Syble Cowart Waters; one daughter, Tammy Welch and husband Mike of Franklin; one son, Jerry “Jed” Ralph Waters, Jr. of Franklin; two sisters, Nancy Seagle and husband Donnie and Gail Elkins and husband Dan, all of Franklin; three grandchildren, Josh Welch, Jake Waters and Jessa Waters and one great-grandchild, Jaxon Waters.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 31, at the Veterans Memorial Park, located on Highway 441 South, Georgia Road, Franklin, NC, with the Franklin VFW Post #7339 and American Legion Post #108 conducting military rites.
Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at the website at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.