George W. Walters age 95 of Ft. Wayne, IN and formerly of Garrett, IN died Friday, April 10, 2020 at Bethlehem Woods – Ft. Wayne, IN. George was born February 22, 1925 in Clarks Summit, PA to Leslie G. and Maimee (Wines) Walters. He married Doris Clabaugh on March 25, 1950 in Garrett and she died February 15, 1984. George entered the United States Navy in 1942 at the age of 17 – serving during WW II. He was on the Atlantic side – landing troops on shore by boat.
George and Doris co-owned George’s Sport Spot from June 1, 1956 – December 1987. George also worked as an inspector at Fruehauf Trailer for 37 years.
George later married Florence DeMarco on June 29, 1985 and she died on December 17, 2007. He was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post #178, 40 & 8, VFW and the DAV - Corunna, IN.
George is survived by his son: Leslie and Linnia Walters, Ft. Wayne, IN; 3 step daughters; 3 grandchildren and 8 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and 10 step great grandchildren and 1 on the way; and 1 step great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews
George was preceded in death by his wives: Doris Walters and Florence Walters, parents: Leslie G. and Maimee Walters; step mother” Dorothy (Burns) Walters and a step daughter.
Due to the restrictions on gatherings with COVID-19, Private services will be held at Thomas Funeral Home – Garrett, IN. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery – Garrett, IN.
Memorials are to the DAV – Corunna, IN.
The family would like to thank Bethlehem Woods and Southern Care Hospice for the loving care given to George.
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