Mark Steven Walters, 65, passed away April 24, 2023. Mark was born in West Palm Beach, Florida to William (Bill) T. Walters and Oma Lee Walters on November 21, 1957. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, brother William T. Walters, Jr., niece Tracy Tharrington, and special loving dog, Duke.
He is survived by his loving family, which includes his wife, Katherine E. Walters, children, Larry (Trey) B. Lancaster, III (Lanie Barry), and Jonathan (Jack) H. Lancaster; sister, Deborah W. Warren; brothers, Dennis L. Walters, and Robert L. Walters (Paula), niece, Jan W. York and nephew, Thomas Z. Warren; special grand-dog, Tarheel.
The simplest of pleasures in life always brought great joy to Mark, but his family and the love of his life, Katherine, made him the happiest. He especially enjoyed talking and being around his family and friends, watching Youtube videos, listening to a variety of music such as, Elvis, Taylor Swift, all the oldies, and some of the many favorite songs of he and Katherine’s, “Where Do I Go,” by Bo Schronce and “Stepped Right Outta my Dream” by Too Much Sylvia. He found so many fun times carrying on the Carolina/Duke rivalry with a special young man, Curt Edmondson, his daily conversations with the kids, and spending time at his second home on the Pungo River in Belhaven, NC.
As a double organ transplant recipient, Mark was most passionate about giving back and paying it forward to help others. His unselfish concern for others was shown through his compassion, kindness, and his dedication to his working career. During his career, Mark worked with both Nash and Edgecombe Counties Emergency 911 centers. Later in his career he worked for Edgecombe County Emergency Management where he went on to serve as the Director for five years. Mark was instrumental in facilitating the acquisition of Edgecombe County Rescue Squad under the direct management of Edgecombe County, to help provide the community with the best medical care possible. He retired with a total of 34 years of service under the Local Government Retirement System on August 1, 2022.
There will be a graveside service held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at 11:00am at Greenwood Cemetery with the Reverend Exum Harrell officiating. At other times, the family will receive visitors at the home at 700 Ferncliff Lane, Tarboro NC.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to The National Kidney Foundation at www.kidney.org, 30 West 33rd Street, New York, New York 10016-5337 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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