In August 2013, we lost our 87-year-old dad
Rev. Lonnie V Walters of Shepherd TX.
Dad was a Baptist preacher/pastor for over 50 years. Among the churches that he pastored were Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Shepherd TX, Grace Temple Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant TX, Milligan Drive Baptist Chapel in Pittsburg TX and Big Creek Baptist Church in Shepherd TX. Daddy was truly an old time preacher man. He baptized many in rivers and creeks. I remember seeing a picture of him baptizing folks in a river with a rope for them to hold on to. I don’t know that it was very safe, but I guarantee that those baptized there did not forget it.
Dad loved to fish and was well known for his crappie fishing ability.
Above all, he loved Peggy Walters, his wife of 69 yrs and his 4 children- James Lewis Walters, Helen Kay Walters Lyles, Janice Walters Marsh and Sonya Walters Jenkins.