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.