CAPE GIRARDEAU - Lance E. Walters, 54, formerly of Waxahachie, Texas, died Jan. 31, 2005, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born July 21, 1950, in Cape Girardeau, he was the son of June Lansing Walters and Horace Walters of Sikeston. A graduate of Sikeston High School, he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in education and master of arts in history from Southeast Missouri State University.
Lance's career spanned classroom teaching, writing and included many years working for McGraw-Hill Book Publishing Company in the college and university book division. A well-known resident of Waxahachie, his volunteer work included coaching Little League baseball, Juvenile Justice Hall advocacy and tutoring candidate for high school equivalency diplomas. He was a guest editorialist for the Waxahachie Daily Light and National Multiple Sclerosis newsletter.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two sons, Lance Walters and Jason Walters, and their mother, LaDona Whitaker Walters of Austin, Texas; two sisters and their families, Cynthia Walters Hall and husband Dr. James T. Hall of Cape Girardeau and Robin Walters Goertz and husband Dr. Steven Goertz of Kingston, Jamaica; three nieces, Ashley Hall Sides, Regen Hall and Mackenzie Goertz; and two nephews, Hunter Goertz and Hans Goertz.
Friends may call to pay condolences at the home of Dr. and Mrs. James T. Hall, 1229 Sailor Circle in Cape Girardeau, from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Waxahachie.
Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the
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