The family of Joe Dean Walters will celebrate his life of 73 years at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at Southcrest Baptist Church, with graveside following at the Loop Cemetery. His family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. He passed from this life on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at University Medical Center. We invite you to visit www.memorialdesigners.net to view the live-streamed service and sign his virtual guestbook.
On October 29, 1948, Joe Dean was born to Obie Lee and Sibyl (Vick) Walters in Brownfield, TX. He was raised in Loop, Texas, and attended Loop ISD, graduating in 1967. Joe was a gifted athlete and played football in high school and enjoyed all sports. Following graduation, he attended South Plains College. While attending South Plains College, he was drafted into the United States Army. Joe was assigned to the Royal Coachmen, 62nd Aviation Company, and loved his time in the service and his country. Joe served in Vietnam all of 1970. He was honorably discharged upon his return. Joe worked for Amoco Production as a pump mechanic until 1994 and still has numerous close friends, funny stories, and tall tales from that time in his life. He loved to pull a prank on you occasionally, too. While golfing with a friend, Joe found out that the Club Car dealership was available and started Caprock Golf Cars, LLC, which he operated until his death. Many friendships began in the Club Car community. Joe loved playing golf. He played in many tournaments and enjoyed the game as much as the friendships he made along the way. He loved good music, especially, The Eagles. He also loved fast cars, particularly the Corvette, and owned several that gave him great memories. Another one of his favorite memories was his co-ownership of Train Rider Blues. He loved going to the horse races and watching him run. He was instrumental in the lives of his family and friends. He was a wonderful husband and father. He loved attending family reunions. One of Joe’s favorite activities was catching up with friends at the shop and telling funny stories. He loved and adored his grandkids and life in general. He was a very hard worker, kind, generous, and fun to be around. Even after several health problems, he remained active in the life of his family, friends, and work.
Survivors include his wife, Kay Walters; daughter, Christine (Trevor) Nuckols; Christine’s mother and friend, Quinn Steele Walters; granddaughter, Chandler Nuckols; grandson, Beau Nuckols; stepchildren, Katy Christy (JR), Clayton Dorrity (Kristin), and Jacob Dorrity (Mary) and their families; brother, Calwyn Walters, and sister, Glenda Bagwell; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Obie and Sibyl Walters; brother, Ray Walters; and sister, Marcine Duncan.
The family of Joe Walters has designated the Southcrest Christian School, 3801 South Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas 79423, for memorial contributions donated in his memory.