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Charlie Robertson Walters passed away suddenly on August 31, 2022.
A Salisbury native, Charlie was born on July 4, 1935 to the late S. Johnson and Sally Roof Walters and was the youngest of six children.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Suzanne Kress Walters and is survived by his daughters, Allison Walters Merriman (Jim) of Charlotte and Jocelyn Marie Walters of Black Mountain; son, Kress Robertson Walters of Charlotte; grandsons, Spencer Robertson Hayes and Jackson David Hayes, both of Asheville, NC and his faithful sidekick, Abby the Boston Terrier.
Charlie was a 1953 graduate of Boyden High School and enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduation. After serving, he attended Clemson University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing. He enjoyed a long and successful career in sales and realized his dream of establishing his own business, North State Tile, which he managed along with Kress and Jocelyn for 13 years before retiring. He was a Rowan County Commissioner from 1966 – 1976 and was proud of the contributions he made to the community, particularly the development of Dan Nicholas Park.
Charlie and his wife Suzie had many common interests; they were both talented and creative and always had a project in the works. He was inspired by wanderlust and he and Suzie traveled the world together.
Charlie had a natural way with people and not only made friends easily but kept and cherished those friendships throughout the years. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He lived a full and generous life and was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, mentor and friend. He was loved by many and will be missed.
We will celebrate his life with a service on a date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County, P.O.Box 3356, Salisbury, NC 28145-3356 and Bell Tower Green Inc., P.O. Box 4242, Salisbury, NC, 28145-4242.
Carolina Cremation is assisting the Walters family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Riccardo Baldacchino says
I will Miss you a lot Dear friend and you will always be in my prayers.Riccardo
Laurie Wyrick says
Allison, Jocelyn and Kress,
I am so very sorry about the passing of your dear father. I know your mom passing just last year makes this even harder. Please know that I am sending prayers your way to find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Great memories were made when you lived in Brown Acres – your parents were always so kind to me. Hang on to all your great times. Just know I am so sorry
Jayne Queen says
So sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing… He was a wonderful person, as was your mother. My husband bought all of his tile from him out of Charlotte, and I knew both your parents when they lived on Fulton St. Prayers for all.
Ron Horton says
I will miss Charlie Walters he was a good friend and my best cheerleader in life, we could go months without talking and if I called or he called, Charlie would always start with something to encourage me or lift me up he was always positive and encouraging. Our Community, Rowan County and First Baptist Church are better because of Charlie Walters life and contributions.
Jo Ann Merriman says
Allison, Jocelyn, and Kress
Your dad was an encouraging and good friend to my former husband, Mac Butner. I truly enjoyed knowing Charlie and your lovely mom, Suzie! We visited many times at your home on Fulton St. Prayers for your families.
Jo Ann Craddock (Butner) Merriman
Daytona Beach, FL
Dee Hogue~Woodie says
I am so sorry and sadden to read of the passing of Charlie. He and my mother grew up together and she cherished the friendship she had with Charlie and Suzie. Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time!