John Ivan Walters, 83, of Moundsville, WV, passed away Thursday, March 1, 2018, at Wheeling Hospital.

He was born October 18, 1934, in Fredericktown, PA, son of the late Henry and Isabel (Phelp) Walters.

John was a retired Master Mechanic at the WV Dept. of Highways, Glen Dale, former shop foreman at Ireland Mine, Methodist by faith, member of the American Legion Post 5 McMechen, an avid golfer, jack of all trades and a U.S. Marine Veteran who served in the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, William Walters and Clinton Walters.

John is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sara Jane (Smith) Walters of Moundsville; three daughters, Jackie (Tom) Carpenter, LeeAnne (Harley) South all of Moundsville and Christine (Reggie) Ours of Morgantown, WV; sister, Sandy (Chuck) Storrs of Marion, IN and seven grandchildren, Sara (Drew) Freeman of Ewa Beach, Hawaii, Mackenzie Carpenter of Moundsville, Lauren Cook of Glen Dale, Lindsay Cook of Moundsville, Carley South of Wheeling, Brayden Ours of Morgantown and Kendall Ours of Morgantown.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018, from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, WV, with Rev. That Son Ngoc Nguyen officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041.