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David R. Walters

February 12, 1935 — January 28, 2024

Gallatin, Tennessee

David R. Walters, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024 at
the age of 88. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Evelyn A. Walters; parents Henry and Ruth
Walters; sister Betty Schneider (Don); brother Bill Walters (Vera); nephew Mark Schneider. He is
survived by his daughter, Laura Tribble (David) of Rockville, MD,; granddaughter Caroline Tribble
of Lexington Park, MD; granddaughter Katherine Tarwacki (Stephen) of Burke, VA, and great
grandchildren Matthew, Michael and Dominic Tarwacki. Other survivors include a nephew and
two nieces. He especially enjoyed keeping in touch with his niece, Diana Handros.


David was born and raised in Chicago, IL. He served in the US Army, being stationed in
Anchorage, AK. He became an insurance salesman and later a risk manager in the insurance
field. He met his wife, Evelyn, when his job sent him to Little Rock, AR. They married and
moved to San Diego, CA, where they had their daughter, Laura. He was then relocated back to
Little Rock, where he spent most of his career, and then transferred to Hendersonville, TN in the
1990’s, where he and his wife resided in Gallatin.


David was an avid coin collector and stamp collector, and he also loved playing chess, and
participated in chess tournaments in Little Rock. He was also a magician in his free time, and
performed at children’s birthday parties and at malls as “Ricky Rabbit!” with his partner, Bob
Owen. In his later years, he loved to read, and loved reading books on history (especially
WWII), mysteries, and crime solvers. He enjoyed watching movies, and some of his favorites
were the Lord of the Rings trilogy, old Disney movies, and vintage scary movies (i.e.
Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman) as it reminded him of watching these as a kid in Chicago
with his friends.


David was also an animal lover, especially dogs. He always had a dog, and was probably the
closest to his dog, Bertie, who passed away a few years ago; also Marla, his most recent dog.
He loved to walk around the neighborhood with Bertie, and enjoyed spending time with his
good friend, Art Perdue.


Donations in David and Evelyn’s honor can be made to an organization that was essential to him
being able to have a dog in his later years-- Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary (ofsds.org), 422
Beacon Hill Drive, Mount Juliet, TN 37122; ph 615-314-5565.

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