Charles Julian Walters, age 91, of Olla, Louisiana, departed this life to his heavenly home on Friday, December 21, 2018, at the LaSalle Nursing Home in Jena, Louisiana. The location of his departure was the scene of where, as a young boy, Charles played many a game of baseball and enjoyed his early life.
Mr. Walters was born in Rochelle, Louisiana, on November 29, 1927, to the union of Julian Leroy and Carrie Adams Walters. He was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church near Olla, where he served in many capacities, including song leader, Sunday School teacher, and as a deacon for over 70 years.
Charles worked for International Paper Company for most of his working life. After retiring, he worked for many companies in and around the Olla area. He was a dedicated husband to his wife, Betty Jane, for over 70 years. He was a dedicated Dad to his four children.
Mr. Walters was also a veteran, serving in the United States Army during WW II. He was a member of the 5250th Technical Intelligence Company in Post War Japan. This outfit was responsible for promulgating evidence against the Japanese Government for war crimes committed during WW II.
He was predeceased by his wife of over 70 years, Betty Jane Walters, his parents, Julian Leroy and Carrie Adams Walters, and by his sisters, Jane Williams and Nan Walters.
Mr. Walters is survived by his children, Kirk Walters and his wife, Charlene; Terry Mann and her husband, Ed; Dave Walters and his wife, Cheryl; and Reed Walters and his wife, Marsheela.
He is also survived by his Grandchildren, Elaine Haddad and her husband, Micah; Chuck Walters; Mark Mann and his wife, Caila; Jarrod Mann and his wife, Brooke; Ashley Mann; Todd Box and his wife, Stephanie; Josh Box; Brett Walters; and Ronn Walters and his wife, Sara.
He is also survived by his Great Grandchildren, Natalie Haddad, Julian Haddad, Abram Mann, Ellis Mann, Austin Box, Jaden Box, Caleb Box, Noah Box, Dylan Box, Jackson Walters, and Joseph Walters
He is survived by his brother, Jimmie A. Walters and his wife, Freda of Olla; his niece, Sherri Coolman and her husband, Eddie, of Olla, and their children Ray Lynn and Michael; and Nephews, Ricky Sanders and his wife, Helen; and Roger W. Sanders.
Visitation is to be at the Olla First Baptist Church, Olla, Louisiana, on Saturday December 22, 2018, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Services for Mr. Walters will be held at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Olla, Louisiana, on Sunday December 23, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gary Norris and Rev. Joel Johnson, both former pastors of Mr. Walters, officiating.
Following the service, Interment will take place at the Harris Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Riser Funeral Homes of Columbia.
Pallbearers will be Chuck Walters, Brett Walters, Ronn Walters, Mark Mann, Jarrod Mann, and Ray Lynn Coolman.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Elaine Haddad, Micah Haddad, Ashley Mann, Sherri Coolman, Eddie Coolman, and Michael Coolman.