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Richard 'Dick' Leon Waters

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Richard 'Dick' Leon Waters

Ball Ground, GA - Richard 'Dick' Leon Waters, 75, of Ball Ground, GA, formally of Geneseo, peacefully passed away on January 25, 2022 at Heritage Hospice in Marietta, GA. Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal.

Dick was born January 12, 1947, the son of Paul and Dorothy Jean (Culbertson) Waters in Moline, IL. He later gained a step-father, Carson Crouch. He graduated from Moline High School in 1965. On August 18, 1967, he married Catherine 'Cathy' A. Combs in Moline, IL. She preceded him in death.

Dick was a Vietnam War Veteran and valiantly served in the U.S. Army. He was a lifelong learner and enjoyed history. He worked hard to earn his bachelor's degree from Western Illinois University and then went on to participate in the Lyndhurst Program at the University of Tennessee where he got his teaching certificate. He then began a passionate and fulfilling teaching career in Knoxville at Cedar Bluff Middle School and coached basketball and softball at Farragut High School. Upon moving to Georgia he taught and coached basketball at Liberty Middle School in Forsyth County. He retired in 2012. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved woodworking and the outdoors, and always took great pride in taking care of his yard.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters Carri Anderson, Cassi (Dan) Baskette, and Cammi (Stephen) Koo; Grandchildren Brooke (Andrew) Anselmi, Madison and Brady Baskette, Aubrie and Alissa Waters, and Abella Koo; Great granddaughters Brinley, Addison, and Avery Anselmi; brothers Mike Waters and Tom (Deb) Waters; sister Nancy Waters, and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his loving wife, Cathy; son-in-law, Randy Anderson; his parents, and beloved pet dog, Manning.

Posted online on February 01, 2022

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