David V. ‘Joe’ Walters
Dec. 19, 1942 - May 13, 2018
David V. “Joe” Walters, 75, formerly of Charger Highway, Duncansville, passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his family, after an extended illness.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel W. and Evalyn V. (Fogle) Walters. On July 22, 1967, he married Sherrie L. Huffman, and she preceded him in death on Aug 5, 2017.
Surviving are four children: Shirley L. Kauffman (Patrick Reckart) of Williamsburg, Richard Reed of Fairmont, W.Va., Rebecca L. (Danny) Detwiler of Hopewell and Mary A. (John) Patton of East Freedom; and 15 grandchildren: Travis, Danielle, Cory and Lauren Kauffman, Dustin, Amber and Miranda Deterline, Mason and Braden Patton, Tracy (Reckart) Booker, Jason, Steven and Thomas Reckart and Zachary and Austin Detwiler.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Jones; and a brother, Paul.
Joe was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam War, and he was proud when his granddaughter, Amber, chose to follow in his footsteps. He retired from Fonda Group in 2004.
He enjoyed gardening and took great pride in sharing the bounty of his vegetable garden, fruit trees and rose bushes with his family and friends. He valued his family above all and was their pillar of strength. He always enjoyed spending time with his family and took great pride and joy in seeing their accomplishments.
Joe had a great sense of humor and was able to tell tall tales without breaking into a grin, which earned him the affectionate nickname “Snowy.” His family knew that, no matter the need, he was there for them. By example, he taught his children to respect others and the value of being a man of his word. He will be greatly missed, but his family finds comfort in knowing that he’s been reunited with his beloved wife, Sherrie.
For the past year, Joe was a resident at Countryside Unit of Homewood at Martins-burg, and his family would like to extend their sincere and heartfelt thanks to the staff who provided such consistent, compassionate, excellent care each day and treated “Pap” like one of their own. Immeasurable gratitude is also extended to the nurses and caregivers of Grane Hospice, Duncansville, for providing such wonderful care to Joe during the last few years and for their many unexpected acts of kindness that the family was shown.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at the funeral Home, Pastor James Neatrour officiating. Interment will be at Carson Valley Cemetery.