Donald Wayne Waters Sr., Eagle Rock, Mo., died at his home one day short of his 78th birthday on Oct. 21, 2017.

Donald Wayne Waters Sr., Eagle Rock, Mo., died at his home one day short of his 78th birthday on Oct. 21, 2017.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1939.

He a retired U.S. Navy Officer and taught industrial electronics and computers at the Carthage Technical Center for more than 20 years.

He also worked at the Marshall Space Flight Center as a computer engineer for 15 years.

Donald is survived by his wife, Jennifer Waters; children Virginia (Greg) Christy, Tallahassee, Florida; Michelle Hafernik, San Antonio, Texas; Don Waters, Jr., Yukon, Oklahoma; Francis (Robert) Stidham, Mustang, Oklahoma; Crystal (Scott) Campbell, Carthage, Missouri; and Casie (Stephen) moses, Carthage, Missouri; grandchildren Brock, Luke, Scotty, Van, Emilia, Logan and Carter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3 p.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Woodshed in the back of Cherry's Art Emporium on the Square in Carthage.