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Gary Dale

April 21, 1948 – October 8, 2018

Gary Waters
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Obituary for Gary Dale Waters

Gary Dale Waters passed away October 6, 2018 at the age of 70. He was born April 21, 1948 to the late Harold Otto and Evelyn Schmittendorf Waters.
Gary served in the U.S. Navy, Signalman Second Class Petty Officer (E-5). Two Honorable Discharges, 1st enlistment aboard U.S.S. Guadalupe, 1967-1970, and 2nd enlistment aboard the U.S.S. Nimitz, U.S.S. South Carolina and U.S.S. America 1976 – 1978. He was awarded the following medals: Vietnam Gallantry Cross, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign (5 bronze stars), Good Conduct Medal, Korean Expeditionary Medal, Battle Efficiency Medal (U.S.S. Nimitz @ Guantanamo Bay Cuba).
Gary is survived his wife, Mona McCorkle Waters; daughter, Amanda Jane Waters; son, James Ryan Waters, Sr (Amy); sister, Patricia Ruth Waters Milkens (Skip); grandchildren, Alex Renee Waters, James Ryan Waters, Jr, Jessica Marie Bradshaw, Jeffery Don Bradshaw, Jr, and Evan James Waters.
He was preceded by his parents; sister, Kathy Lynn Waters Hudson, and brother Bruce Donald Waters.

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  • Bronze Star

  • Korean Service Medal

  • US Navy

  • Vietnam Gallantry Cross

  • Vietnam Service Medal