Dr. William ‘Bill’ Walters, 46, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, October 8th, 2013.
Visitation for Bill will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel, in Boonville, on Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 o’clock. Friends may call from noon until time of visitation. Funeral services will be held at Open Bible Praise Center (1/4 mile south of I-70 on highway 87- Exit 106 at Boonville) Saturday morning at 11:00 o’clock with Brian Hajiceck officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Bill was born Feb. 27, 1967 in Boonville, the son of Judy Walters and the late Logan Walters. He married Cynthia Kenney on Oct. 17, 1987 in Boonville and they are the parents of four children: daughter, Dr. Heather Anderson (husband Dr. Brad Anderson), of Rochester, MN, daughter Alexandra Walters, son Jacob Walters, and daughter, Emily Walters, all of Columbia. He is also survived by two brothers, Jamie Walters of Columbia and Justin Walters, of Trussville, AL.
Bill attended Boonville High School and went on to medical school at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. After receiving his medical degree he completed ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and advanced specialty training at the University of Iowa. He then moved to St. Louis where he began his first practice before settling in Columbia. For over 12 years, Bill served patients throughout the Columbia, Moberly, Macon Boonville and Bowling Green areas as an ophthalmologist. His passions in life were working to improve the vision and health of his patients while enjoying/participating in the athletic and academic activities of his four children.
He will be greatly missed as a husband, father, physician, coach and friend of many throughout the greater Columbia area.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully request that memorials be directed to either the Boonville High School or Rock Bridge High School athletic programs.