Charles A. Walters, 80, of Camden, NY, and previously Hudson, FL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on September 8, 2019.
He was born May 15, 1939, the son of the late Charles (Cossie) and Esther Walters. He graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1957 and served his country in both the U.S. Army National Guard and the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Perry, DD844.
He worked for many years in the car industry including Walters Used Cars in Rome, Nye Ford, and Walters Chevrolet. He was an active member of the American Legion, VFW, and AMVETS. He enjoyed hunting and was known for his marksmanship. He once shot a flying partridge with a .22 and is credited with taking over 115 deer throughout his life. His real passion was fishing. He had many memorable catches to include a 75lb Alaskan King Salmon, a 150lb halibut, and a 725lb marlin. However, he was happiest fishing for Oneida Lake walleye of which his personal best was 29 inches. Later in life, he spent many hours guiding his sons on the lake.
He was preceded in death by his companion of 28 years Ruby Braman. He is survived by his children, son Charles Walters Jr. and wife Kathleen of Springfield, VA, son Frank Walters and wife Meredith of Wellington, FL, daughter Julie and husband Brian Maneen of Rome, NY; and 8 wonderful grandchildren each of whom he taught how to fish.
Special thank you to Sherry, Sarah, and Hospice who provided so much support to him and his family during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion or Hospice & Palliative Care Inc.
Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Saturday, September 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, 9464 State Route 13 (Harden Blvd), Camden, NY 13316. Graveside service and interment will follow at 1 p.m. at North Bay Cemetery.
You may light a candle, send a message of sympathy, and read the obituary at www.nunnandharper.com.