Claude Monta Walters Jr.West Fork, AR, 1942 - 2021
It is with deep sadness that our family must announce the passing of Claude Monta Walters, Jr. CPCU, ARM. He passed Sunday October 10, 2021, at the age of 79, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Claude Monta Walters, Sr., and Billye Ruth Walters.
Claude is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Patty Ann Walters; his eldest son, Jon Claude Walters, and daughter-in-law, Shelly Walters, of Elkins; and his younger son, Patrick Walters, daughter-in-law Amber Walters; and his granddaughters Arabella and Arianah Walters, of Columbia, S.C.
Claude was born in Evansville, Indiana September 22, 1942. His family moved to Camden, Ark., when Claude was very young. He graduated from Camden High School. He completed his higher education through the University of Arkansas, Southern State, and the Naval Officer Candidate school. Claude and Patty moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico in the 1970s. They then returned to Arkansas and lived in Fordyce and El Dorado. Finally settling in Fayetteville, Ark., in the mid 1980s. Claude proudly served our country as a Lieutenant in the US Navy during the Vietnam war. With each community he lived in, Claude had been an active member of the community and his church, serving in leadership positions on many committees and organizations. Claude was a retired insurance agent. Through his leadership and active participation in professional organizations, Claude contributed to the advancement of the insurance industry. He fondly remembered his time serving his clients helping to offer them peace of mind.
Service will be 12:30 p.m. Friday October 15, 2021, at the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in honor of Claude Monta Walters, Jr. To place an online tribute, please visit www.bernafuneralhomes.com
Published October 14, 2021
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