Bobby Lee Walters, 49, of Brownwood, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Cochran County. Funeral services, under the direction of Heartland Funeral Home, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Victory Life Church. Interment will follow at Windham Cemetery, Byrd Store. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Condolences to the family can be left online at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net
Bobby was born Aug. 9, 1966, in El Cajon, Calif., to William Carson and Peggy Jo (Saltsman) Walters. Bobby was affectionately known as “Cowboy” to his many friends. He attended Coleman High School and then enrolled in Associated Training Services in Oklahoma City, Okla. Bobby began working at his father’s paving company at an early age in Coleman. He worked for several construction companies and drove Team Truck Driving with his wife Vicki. They enjoyed seeing all the beautiful states. Later he worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a construction Foreman for Mortenson Construction. There was no piece of equipment he hasn’t run as he changed the shape and function of dirt at renewable energy facilities. When not working, “Cowboy” enjoyed playing golf, being a member of both the McKamy Country Club and Hideout Golf Club, traveling with the family, riding his “Harley” motorcycle, driving his 4x4 pickup truck and expressing his expert knowledge of John Wayne. Bobby was a very generous man and loved spending time with the grandchildren, Michael and Hannah, but never got to meet new baby Keira.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Vicki; stepchildren, Todd Brady and wife De Ann with their children Michael and Hannah, Beth O’Connor and husband Martin and their child Keira and Tara and Yaniv Dinter; brothers, Jim Walters and wife Lillie and Billy Jo Walters and wife Rebecca; sisters, Sherry Powers and husband Harold, Joy Mitchell and husband Kenneth and Charity Goldsboro and husband Wendel; mother, Peggy Jo Walters; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Carson Walters; and grandparents, Carson and Whitte Walters.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorials be made to the National Rifle Association, NRA Processing Center, P. O. Box 420648, Palm Coast, FL 32142-0648.