Franklin Carl Walters rounded the bases and made it to his heavenly home on August 5, 2020. He was born Oct. 26, 1941, in Whiteville, the son of Stutts Olin Walters and Margret Nance Walters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Jay Franklin.
Coach was a lifetime educator of 50 years, coach and avid baseball lover. He spent 30 years as Headmaster, teacher and coach at Waccamaw Academy, as well as serving as announcer for Whiteville Wolfpack Baseball and Post 137 Baseball.
He was a Whiteville High School graduate and athlete. He went on to play semi-pro baseball and was a graduate of Campbell University.
A private family service will be held. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held to include all of the students, parents and friends of our beloved coach at a later date. A live Facebook feed of coach’s service will be on the Peacock Funeral Home & Crematory official Facebook page on Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning shortly before 11 a.m. Please copy and paste the following link into your search bar for access to the feed: https://www.facebook.com/Peacock.Funeral.Home.Whiteville.
To cherish his memory are his wife of 54 years, Sylvia Absher Walters; two daughters, Jan Walters Hardee and husband, Andy, of Tabor City, Beth Walters Harper and husband, Willis, of Whiteville; grandchildren, Colby, Collin and Leah Hooks of Whiteville, Ashley Hardee Fleenor and husband, Collin, of Conway, S.C., Emily Harper Tomasik and husband, Tyler, Will, Morgan and Banks Harper, one sister, Phyllis Walters Mork and husband, Dorlan, of Charlotte; along with all of his “children” that he taught, coached and mentored.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in coach’s memory to the Coach Walters Memorial Fund at the State Employees Credit Union or by mail, State Employees Credit Union, 275 Flowers Pridgen Dr., Whiteville, N.C. 28472. Please make checks payable to Sylvia Walters.
Online condolences may be made at www.peacockfuneralhome.net.