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Gaylon Waters, 88, of Willisville

By Mark Keith, 05/2/22 1:41 AM

Gaylon Waters, 88, of Willisville, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at his home. He was born May 12, 1933 in Prescott, AR, to William Chester and Leta Mae (Marlar) Waters. Gaylon was a member of the Willisville United Methodist Church.

Mr. Waters was always very community oriented. He was a member of Arkansas Farm Bureau, Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, Arkansas Soil Conservation Service, and Alpha Gamma Rho Agricultural Fraternity – University of Arkansas. He served on the Willisville School Board and Nevada School District School Board. He, along with his wife Kay were the Nevada County Farm Family of the Year. Gaylon enjoyed attending live music shows, tending to his cattle, riding horses, playing with the grandkids, and watching their sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Venoy Waters, Winston Waters, and an infant brother.

Mr. Waters is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kay Waters of Willisville, AR; children,
Barry Waters and wife Sarah of Coppell, TX, Gayla Nicholas and husband Wayne of Frisco, TX, Amy Chambers and husband, Kelly of Nashville, AR and Ted Waters and wife, Gaye of Willisville, AR; seven grandsons, Jared Waters and wife Hadley, Bryan Waters, Justin Nicholas and wife Kelsey, Drew Nicholas, Austin Chambers, Karson Chambers and Garrett Waters; two granddaughters; Taylor Waters and Ashley Chambers.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00P.M. on Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at Willisville United Methodist Church in Willisville (131 Nevada Road 8), with Rev. Jerry Westmoreland officiating under the direction of A.O. Smith Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Willisville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday, May 2, 2022, 5:00P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at A.O. Smith Funeral Home in Stamps, AR.

Honoring Mr. Waters as pallbearers will be Jared Waters, Bryan Waters, Justin Nicholas, Drew Nicholas, Garrett Waters, Austin Chambers, and Karson Chambers.

Memorials can be made to Willisville Cemetery % Sherry Montgomery, PO Box 14, Willisville, AR 71864 or the charity of your choice.d