David 'Smokie' Walters

Posted Online: April 14, 2014, 8:00 pm
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Funeral services for David A. "Smokie" Walters, 54, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Interment will be at St. Mary's Mausoleum, East Moline. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Mr. Walters died Thursday, April 10, 2014, as a result of an industrial accident in East Moline. Memorials may be made to the family.
David was born Aug. 28, 1959, in Freeport, Ill., the son of Oliver and Margie Sands Walters. He had been working as a sandblaster at Midwest Underground Inc., East Moline.
Survivors include his mother, Margaret McCullough (Bill Winthurst), Bettendorf; sisters, Tammy Walters (Bill Wall), Bettendorf, and Kathy Green, Rock Island; brother, Todd Walters, Rock Island; stepmother, Mary E. Walters, Albany; stepsister, Laura (Steve) Hammond, Clinton, Iowa; uncle, Jerry Sands; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and a dear friend, Andi.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father; stepfather, Bobby McCullough; stepsister, LeAnne Leffler; and his companion of 20 years, Judith Miles.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.


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