Waters, Jimmy DeForest, Sr. (Chickamauga)

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Jimmy DeForest Waters, Sr., 84, of Chickamauga, Georgia died on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.

He was born in Chickamauga, to the late Joseph Ernest & Bertie Louise King Waters. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the early 1950s. He was self-employed and had worked most of his life as a brick and block mason. He had also worked for Howard Ayers Brick Masonry. He had also worked in landscaping. He was a former resident of Miami, and Galesville and Mountain Home, Ar. He was of the Baptist faith and was an avid Atlanta Braves fan. He enjoyed playing baseball with the "Knot Hole Gang" at Engel Stadium. He also enjoyed playing softball and working crossword puzzles.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wives, Maxine Brown, Georgia Mahaffey, brother, Charles Waters and sister, Barbara Campbell.

He is survived by his lifelong love and caretaker, Martha Phillips of Chickamauga, his children, Tina (Rick) Cook of Fort Oglethorpe, Jimmy DeForest Water, Jr., of Chickamauga, Phillip (Tonia) Waters of Ringgold, Mark Anthony (Gail) Waters of East Ridge, sister, Marie Gawlick of Warner Robbins, Ga., brother: Ernest Lamar Waters of Ormond Beach, Fl., several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m., graveside, at Chattanooga Veterans National Cemetery – Chattanooga.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice of Chattanooga and/or The Parkinson's Foundation.

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Homes – Chickamauga Chapel.


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