Funeral service for John Larry Walters, 73, of Collinston, LA, will be held at 10:00AM Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at Loch Arbor Baptist Church with Rev. William Sikes and Rev. Andy Myrick officiating. Interment will follow in Loch Arbor Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe. Visitation will be from 5:00PM until 7:00PM Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd. Monroe.
Larry Walters was a man of integrity who loved God, loved his family, loved his friends, loved his pastor, and loved his church. Larry always had a smile and a kind word ready for anyone who would take the time to visit with him. When you talked to Larry, you ended up being the one to walk away encouraged. In conversation with Larry, you would find that he was well-learned and that he was strong in his faith in God. Larry read his Bible faithfully. He recognized that reading the Bible was the best way to know the mind of God and the wisdom of God for every day of life. He enjoyed listening to and singing songs that exalted God. He recognized that God inhabits praise. The presence of God in everyday life, brings a peace that fills your heart and mind. Larry had some challenging circumstances with his health; however, he rose to the occasion. He chose Joy and Hope every day of his life. He recognized that challenging times presented an opportunity to trust God. He knew firsthand that man’s days are few and full of trouble, but in every circumstance, the Lord was with him through it all. Jesus is a friend who knows our needs and He is a great provider. Larry had a champion in his corner with his wife, Gay. Together, they lived, they loved, and they built a loving home for their family. Gay Walters, his loving wife, stood firmly by his side. As a beautiful Proverbs 31 woman, she is strong, courageous, and powerful, and she is committed to her love for God and always love for her husband. When you have the privilege of knowing these precious people, you recognize their strong faith, their extraordinary gift of hospitality, and the courage of two people facing life and making their life grand. His children can find strength in the words of wisdom that Larry has shared with them. Larry will be truly missed by all who loved him.
He is preceded in death by his son, John Larry Walters, Jr.; his parents, John Dother and Ruth Pauline Sumnall Walters; his father-in-law, Thomas Ray Lynch; his mother-in-law, Mable Smith Lynch Storm; his step-father-in-law, Duane Storm; his sister, Shirley Sparks; and his brother-in-law, Thomas Ray Lynch, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Delia Gay Walters of Collinston, LA; his daughters, Angela Michelle Simmons and husband Tim of Monroe, LA, and Christie Lynn Grillo and husband Tony of Bremen, AL; his brother, Harold Walters and wife Karen of Hideaway, TX; his brother-in-laws, Gary Lynch and wife Ladonna of Monroe, LA, Robert Lynch and wife Teresa of Cabot, AR, and David Lynch of Yarmouth Port, MA; his nephew, Garrison Lynch of Monroe, LA, his granddaughters, Savanna Englisbee of Bremen, AL, Madelyn Englisbee of El Paso, TX, Emily Walters of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Lorie Anne Walters of Chicago, IL; his grandsons Trey Englisbee and Zachary Englisbee of El Paso, TX, and Michael Walters of Georgia, and his daughter-in-law, Amy Walters of Littleton, CO.
Pallbearers include Zach Englisbee, Trey Englisbee, Garrison Lynch, Tony Grillo, and John Presnell.
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Mulhearn Funeral Home
Sterlington Rd, Monroe, Louisiana