David K. Walters, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, passed away May 19th, 2023, surrounded by loved ones at the North Kansas City Hospital. Dave was born in 1957 in Indianapolis, Indiana, and lived in the Lathrop area for more than 30 years. He overcame significant obstacles in his childhood to create a loving family that stretches across the Atlantic.
A proud Veteran, it was while serving in the United States Army in Germany that Dave developed a taste for warm beer—a preference that was the source of many jokes among family and friends. He was a North Kansas City School District retiree and held several positions within the Custodial Staff. Mr. Dave, as all knew him, won the Kindest Kansas Citian award after being nominated by a student and was also voted Employee of the Year for the District, the first for a non-teaching position.
He loved helping people and was almost incapable of saying no, even if he had wanted to. Working in the garden, repairing cars and electronics, BBQing, and participating in the American Royal (his BBQ chicken and mashed potatoes were stuff of legend) were just a few of his favorite pastimes. His love for the beach knew no bounds; toes in the sand, waves rolling in, and a blazing sun was his idea of paradise. A quiet man with a giant heart, Dave's honesty, decency, and humility will be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his wife, Robin (Railey); children, Dylan (Laura), Nathan (Maureen), and Ian (Dana); and grandchildren, Destiny Walters Darr (Hunter), Dorian, Donovan, Daxton, Tristan, Cooper, and Gala.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Cameron Veteran's Assistance League in care of the funeral home. Memorial services will be held at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Full military honors will follow the services. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home in Lathrop. (816) 740-4658. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com
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