Lonnie Earl Waters, 77 of Lake Butler passed away suddenly Sunday, June 15, 2014 at Shands of UF. Earl was born September 14, 1936 in Lake Butler and lived most of his life there. He was the son of the late L.V. and Georgie Martin Waters. Earl was a plumber with the University of Florida for 33 years before he retired. Earl was a wonderful husband and father to his five children. He was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger, to know him was to love him. Earl was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler Ward. He is preceded in death by two sisters: Eloise Monds and Mary Jane Waters.
Mr. Waters is survived by his loving wife of 48 years: Frances Mathis Waters; three daughters: Beverly Taylor of Lake City, Deborah Marszalek (Dave), and Martha Waters (Ran); two sons: Mitchell Waters (Doreen), Richard Waters (Elizabeth); Brothers: Robert Waters (Pat), Ted Waters (Jean), and Alvin Waters; Sisters: Joanne McDonald (Peter), Margaret Stansell, Corrine Stringer, Jeanette Bielling (Jake), Madelin Richardson (Mark); 13 grandchildren and 9 great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Earl Waters will be held Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:30 am at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Lake Butler ward, with Bishop Paul Waters officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Family invites friends for visitation on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Church from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Archer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 386-496-2008.