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Timothy Walters, 69, of Midland passed away at home on November 6, 2019. He was born on February 27, 1950 to the late Gurstelle and Lylann (Johnson) Walter.

Tim worked as a foreman for Chamber Sawmill. Tim enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and dogs. He was a member of the NRA.

Tim is survived by his brother Michael Walters and his cousins David, Jeff and Dan Kisner. He is also survived by his good friends, Duane and Gwenn Stanford and Kyle Teadworth. In addition to his parents Tim was predeceased by his step father, Jerry Davidson.

A funeral service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Don Duford officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 10 am until the time service.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Walters family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminre.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Karen Lehman

    13 November 2019 2 years ago

    We lived next door to Tim. Every spring my husband would till his garden for him. Tim loved his garden and always had tons of tomato plants there. He loved his dogs and had the best names for them. What dog wouldn’t want a name like Thor or Odin? Every time we were out working in our garden and Tim would drive by, he would honk. We will miss him.

  2. Dan Nowak

    13 November 2019 2 years ago

    Mike, sorry to hear of Tim’s passing. Dan Nowak

  3. Jeff Kisner

    12 November 2019 2 years ago

    Since I will not travel from North Carolina to Midland, MI for the service that celebrates Tim’s life, I share this memorable event. Tim brought along his ever fun-seeking nature whenever he and his family visited 192 Grant Street, Hopkins, MI. In the basement game room of that address was a pool table T.R. Kisner had purchased. In hindsight, I can appreciate Dad’s strategy to keep his boys off the streets. There were two sets of cues with the table. One set was made of traditional hardwood; the other set made of fiberglass. Tim was seated in the rocking chair at the southwest corner of the room that housed the table. In an indelibly etched moment, he demonstrated to his brother, Mike and his cousins, Dan and Jeff, that the fiberglass cues flexed a bit when one placed pressure on each end of the cue. SNAP!! “Oh $#!+,” Tim blurted from his Michigan sugar beet red face. His cohort in unison replied, “Oh my G_d!” spiced with anxious laughter. We then schemed a way to report to Tim’s Uncle Ted the accident. I vaguely recall that our mother’s brother and Mike and Tim’s father, Gurstelle doled violent discipline to the back of Tim’s head or planted his size twelve on Tim’s glutes and proclaimed that Tim would pay for a new cue. Whether that came to pass, I do not remember. But was a moment in time that symbolized much of the edgy entertainment the foursome cousins shared that included Walters’ clan reunions in a village park a short block from the homestead. Thanks be to God for the hilarity and love Timothy Tyler Walters (he had the same initials as his paternal grandfather) brought to those around him.

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