Scott Waters

Saturday, February 16, 2002

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wallace E. "Scott" Waters, 80, of Sikeston died Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at his home.

He was born Aug. 21, 1921, at Matthews, Mo., son of Leroy David and Effie Mainord Waters. He and Vivian Hogue Wake were married in November 1960.

Waters received a degree in agri-business from the University of Missouri. He was vice president of Production Credit, and was mayor of Matthews 16 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Sikeston.

He served in the U.S. Army with a field artillery unit in Italy during World War II and received a Bronze Star.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Gary Wake of Sikeston; a daughter, Karna Ware of Sikeston; a sister, Wanda Stone of Belleville, Ill.; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

Friends may call at Ponder Funeral Home from 5-8 p.m. Sunday.

Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Jackson officiating. Burial will be in Garden of Memories Cemetery, with full military honors by New Madrid American Legion Post.