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34550 Highway 43
PO Box 635
Thomasville, AL 36784
Phone: 334-636-4456
Fax: 334-636-0056
Marcus Walters

Marcus I. Walters

July 25, 1948 - December 15, 2020
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Marcus Ivey Walters age 72 of Nanafalia, AL passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian, MS. He was born July 25, 1948 in Butler, AL to William Thomas Walters, Sr. and Evelyn Pritchett Walters.

Graveside services will be Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 11:00 am at the Nanafalia Baptist Church Cemetery in Nanafalia, AL with Rev. John Bonner, Rev. Patricia Grindle, and Rev. Craig Gavin officiating. Viewing will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years (March 3, 1968) Judy Slade Walters of Nanafalia, AL; two daughters, Tammy Walters Lewis (Matt) of Sweet Water, AL and Wendy Walters Norton (Terry) of Thomasville, AL; two brothers, Thomas Woodrow Walters (Dianne) of Birmingham, AL and Randy Pritchett Walters, Sr. (Vivian) of Nanafalia, AL; sister-in-law, Charlotte Ross Walters of Nanafalia, AL; five grandchildren, John Matthew Lewis, Jr., Ivey Slade Lewis, Marcus Gray Norton, Thomas Walters Lewis, and Mary Evelyn Norton; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Walters, Sr. and Evelyn Pritchett Walters; brother, William Thomas “Rusty” Walters, Jr., sister, Mary Jo Walters Pritchett; nephew, Ryan Patrick Walters; and special friend, Bobby McManus.

Pallbearers will be John Matthew Lewis, Jr., Ivey Slade Lewis, Marcus Gray Norton, Thomas Walters Lewis, John Matthew Lewis, Sr., and Terry Lee Norton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Burnham, Eddie Dial, John Doggett, Wayne Dumas, Jerry Huckabee, Shane Jimerson, Buddy Lankford, Norman Allen Lewis, Randy McManus, Stan Stokley, Ronald Tucker, Velpo Waldrope, Randy Walters, Jr., and Paul Whitcomb.

He was a member of the Nanafalia Baptist Church.

During his career, he was principal at Marengo Academy Elementary. He also was an assistant varsity football coach, head JV football coach and head baseball coach for the Longhorns. In August 1974 he became the Title I Director for Marengo County Board of Education. In July 1976 he was named the principal at Sweet Water High School. On September 17, 1979 the Marengo County Board of Education appointed him as the superintendent of the school system. After 21 years, he retired as superintendent of Marengo County Schools. After staying home for five years, Patrician Academy hired him as Headmaster in 2005 and he retired again in 2009. He began working with Burkes Mechanical & Electrical in 2011, and worked there until his time on this precious Earth.

Marcus graduated from Sweet Water High School on May 27, 1966. He then continued his education and graduated from Livingston University on May 29, 1970 with a B.S. in Education. He then got his masters in School Administration / Superintendents and Principals on June 1, 1974. In 1983, he received his EDS from the school of Superintendents and Principals from Livingston University.

Memorials can be made to: Magnolia Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 62, Magnolia, AL 36754 or Nanafalia Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 540117, Nanafalia, AL 36764

Arrangements by O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.
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  • Visitation

    December 17, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    December 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Nanafalia Baptist Church Cemetery
    39006 AL Highway 10
    NANAFALIA, AL 36764
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  • Service

    December 17, 2020 | 11:00am
    December 17, 2020 11:00am
    Nanafalia Baptist Church Cemetery
    39006 AL Highway 10
    NANAFALIA, AL 36764
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Janis Phillips

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Condolence to Mr. Walters family. Sorry for your loss

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Judy and family, so sorry to hear about Marcus. I know that it has been awhile since we visited. I remember my and Marcus's trips to Montgomery. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Ralph Downey

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