William (Bill) James Walters, age 74, of Oak Ridge

William (Bill) James Walters, age 74, of Oak Ridge, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge. He was born October 30, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. He had worked for 26 years as a Machinist in Michigan, retiring to Florida to a second career where he was a patient transporter. Bill loved Tennessee and moved to Roane County where he and his wife have made their home for the past ten years. Preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Alfonso & Anna Brown Glennie Walters.


Loving wife of 39 years Mary Ann Merlo Walters of Oak Ridge

Daughters Elizabeth Bell & husband, Jim of AZ

Christine Mattage of Largo, FL

Alicia Jean Milest & husband, Doug of Carlton, MI

Jacqueline Gaines & husband, Lee of Newport, MI

Kathy Diane Mahathy & husband, Mike of Oak Ridge

Son Buddy of Oak Ridge

13 Grandchildren and 10 Great-grandchildren

Brother Thomas Walters & wife, Patricia of Davenport, FL

The family will receive friends from 11:30 – 1:00 pm, Monday, April 2, 2018 at Fraker Funeral Home with funeral service following at 1:00 pm, in the chapel with Rev. Nick Hill officiating. Private mausoleum service will be held 2:30 pm, Monday at Oak Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family ask for memorial donations to be given to COPC of Harriman (Courts of Praise Church), 215 Maple Street, Harriman, Tennessee 37748. Online register book can be signed at www.FrakerFuneralHome.net. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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