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Herbert Eugene Waters, JR.

June 28, 1954 ~ April 21, 2021 (age 66)


Mr. Herbert Eugene “Gene” Waters, Jr., 66, of Aline passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Candler County Hospital following an extended illness.


Mr. Waters was born June 28, 1954 in Gainesville, FL to the late Herbert Eugene Waters, Sr. and Donnie Dukes Waters. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother. Mr. Waters was raised in Palatka, FL where he graduated from Palatka South High School and later attended St. John’s River Junior College. When he moved to Aline and married Johnie and Betty’s daughter, Donna, he was immediately accepted into the Drigger and Bell clan as one of their own. Mr. Waters then became an Aline adopted son. He retired as a meat cutter for several grocery stores, a job he started while in high school. Mr. Waters was also a beloved substitute teacher at Metter High School. He loved his home, garden, and visiting Daytona Beach. Mr. Waters served in several positions, including president, of Candler County Young Farmer’s Association for many years. He attended Cool Spring Baptist Church.


Survivors include his wife, Donna Waters of Aline; brothers, Gary (Debra) Waters of Virginia Beach, VA, Wendell (Tara) Waters of Hope Mills, NC; sisters, Linda (Billy) Hawkins and Brenda Waters, both of Jacksonville, FL; nieces, Krystal, Joy, Gabby; nephews, Jonathan, Curtis, Jr., Eugene, Jeremy, Aaron; several great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces, many cousins and friends.


Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Cool Spring Baptist Church with Reverend Vic Fordham and Reverend Barry Anderson officiating.


Interment will follow in Cool Spring Baptist Church Cemetery.


Honorary Pallbearers are past and present members of Young Farmer’s Association.


In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cool Spring Baptist Church, 12967 Edenfield Rd., Metter, GA 30439.


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Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Herbert Eugene “Gene” Waters, Jr., 66, of Aline.

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Funeral Service
April 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Cool Spring Baptist Church
Cool Springs Church Rd
Aline, GA 30439

April 24, 2021

12:00 PM
Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

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