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Robert S. Walters

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Date published: 6/5/2014

Robert S. Walters

Robert Sidney Walters Sr., born Sept. 12, 1930, in Freeport, Pa., left this world on Monday, June 2, 2014, to pursue his next adventure.

He grew up in Alexandria, but wore out the soles of his shoes on the boardwalk in Colonial Beach. He served in the U.S. Navy in the 104th Seabee Battalion, where he continued to learn the family trade of roadway construction. He became a pioneer in the asphalt paving industry. He was an aviator, a world traveler, a mentor to many and an entrepreneur with a quest for knowledge and a desire to share it with all who would listen, and those who wouldn't. He was a legend.

Beyond all of his professional accolades, his proudest accomplishments were his personal relationships with his family and dearest friends. He was a family man and a fierce provider.

He is survived by the love of his life, Dottie Walters; his children, Susan Walters Pearson (Mike), Robin Walters Woodworth (Bruce) and Robert Sidney Walters Jr., (Kelly); grandchildren Nikki Edwards, Cody and Logan Woodworth and Sidney Evans Walters; his great-grandchildren, Brandon and Carmen; and Brad Reckert and Johnny Mitchell, who were like sons to him.

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Hallie Walters; siblings Mary Reiter, John Walters and Katherine Walters; and his beloved canine companion, Holly.

There will be a private family memorial service.

All expressions of sympathy are requested to be made in honor of Robert Sidney Walters Sr. to the Colonial Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, 225 Dennison St., Colonial Beach, VA 22443.