Mass of Christian Burial:
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Father John Paul Flajole and Deacon Sam Dell’Olio officiating.
Visitation will be held prior to the Mass, beginning at 11:00 A.M., with a Rosary to begin at 12:00 P.M.
William Alpheus Waters, Jr., age 70, passed away on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his residence surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. He was born in Austin, Texas on July 12, 1943. He graduated from Kirwin High School and Sam Houston State University. He devoted 40 years of his life to Shell Oil/Texaco in accounting. He was an avid duck hunter. He had a passion for fishing and water skiing and loved being on the water in New Roads, Louisiana on False River and Galveston. He was a devout Catholic and long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He coached his daughter’s softball and soccer teams. He also authored several publications about right to life. He loved his God, his family, the state of Texas, his country and his many friends. He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Countryman Waters; father William A. Waters, Sr; and son William James Waters.
He is survived by his wife Elma Briscoe Waters; daughters Denise Renee Waters of Houston, and Donna Marie Nytes and husband Doug of Sugar Land; granddaughter Madeleine Rose Nytes; mother Haydee D. Waters; sister Haydee M. Waters of New Roads, Louisiana; and numerous cousins.
Pallbearers will be Steve Mallia, Bruce Myers, Bobby Davison, David Briscoe, Joseph Briscoe, David O’Donohoe and Peter Quatrini.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to A-Med Hospice, 8901 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite B, Texas City, Texas 77591 or Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, 2900 Louisiana, Houston, Texas 77006
His Motto was: “Doing God’s Will, Just Bill”