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Merle R. Walters

September 29, 1932 ~ January 22, 2022 (age 89)

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Obituary

Merle R. Walters, age 89, formerly of Scio (Perrysville), Ohio, died peacefully Saturday morning, January 22, 2022 in  the Carroll Golden Age Retreat at Carrollton following an extended illness.

He was born September 29, 1932 in Carrollton, Ohio and was the son of the late Roy Leonard and Gilcy Kirby Walters.  His wife, Elizabeth P. "Libby" McGary Walters, whom he married June 15, 1958, passed away on October 12, 2015. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Elaine Gavorcik and a brother Harold Walters.

Merle owned and operated the former Merle's Clip and Style Barbershop in Sherrodsville for 35 years.  He retired from the barber trade in 2013.  His barbershop was often a place that customers would gather, socialize, and hear a few tall tales. Merle was a 1950 graduate of the former Perrysville High School, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and Lutheran by faith. He loved to play Bluegrass music on his mandolin and bass fiddle, and performed with the former Carroll County Grass bluegrass band.  He was a devoted coon hunter and operated a farm at his Perrysville area residence. He was a devoted husband to his late wife Libby and a caring father and grandfather who will be missed by his family and friends. 

He is survived by a son, Brian (Suzanne) Walters of North Canton, OH, a daughter Brenda M. Leggett of Scio (Perrysville), his four grandchildren Brock Felgenhauer of Centerville, OH, Kelly Walters of Charlotte, North Carolina, Kevin Walters of Canton, OH, and Casey Walters of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii,  and a great-grandson Braeden Felgenhauer of Centerville.

Funeral services will be conducted 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 26, 2022 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with  Rev. Andy Riggs officiating.  Interment will follow in the Perrysville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. in the funeral home. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.

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Services

Calling Hours
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home
7345 Roswell Road S.W.
Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home
7345 Roswell Road S.W.
Sherrodsville, Ohio 44675

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