Mr. Donald “Don” E. Waters, 67, of Sanford passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Duke Medical Center in Durham. He was born in Martin County, the son of the late Marion and Vivian Waters. Don grew up in Jamesville, NC and was a graduate of East Carolina University. He had many roles in the Lee County School System and finished his career at Bragg St. Academy in Sanford. Don also served as the Music Director for the drama department at Lee County Senior High for 10 years. He served as the Minister of Music for several local churches and found a home at Lillington Presbyterian Church for over 21 years. Don also served as an organist for St. Stephens Catholic Church in Sanford. Throughout his life and career, Don shared his love of music across many spectrums to include weddings, funerals, school and community events. Don’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Latham Foster Waters and brother, Joe Gray Waters.
Don is survived by his son, Jason Waters and wife, Andrea of Sanford; daughter, Rebekah Waters Brewer and husband, Joseph of Sanford; son, Marshall Nathan Waters and wife, Lucretia of Stillwater, OK; 4 grandchildren, Addie Mejia, Thomas Mejia, Caleb Waters and Luke Waters; brother, Harold Waters and wife Mary Latham Mizelle of Plymouth; sisters-in-law, June Waters of Dunn, Emily Lucas of Sanford and Marlene Foster of Carbonton; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Lillington Presbyterian Church with Rev. Barrett Payne and Rev. Dr. Bill Goodnight officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service and other times at the home of Jason and Andrea Waters.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lee County Senior High Drama Dept., 1708 Nash St., Sanford, NC 27330 or Lillington Presbyterian Church, PO Box 245, Lillington, NC 27546.
Lillington Presbyterian Church
Sunday September 10th, 2017
1101 S 8th St
Lillington, NC 2756
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Your dad was such a special man. I will treasure so many memories of him. I am thankful that I got to know him. I'm praying for all of you. May you find peace.
Submitted by Jennifer Leathers Myers on Sep 7 2017 12:43:06 AM
We'll never forget your loving kindness and southern hospitality that you showed us. You'll forever be in our hearts Don.
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Our sympathy to Don's family. May the love of Jesus bring you peace.
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Im so sorry for your loss. Mr.Waters was a great inspiration to me and he will be missed dearly.
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Don will certainly be missed. He was a fine man, indeed. Prayers sent for the family's comfort.
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