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Dr. Larry Charles Waters

July 1, 1939 ~ December 29, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Dr. Larry Waters Obituary

Dr. Larry Charles Waters, age 84, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning (12/29/23) at Satilla Bluffs Senior Care in Blackshear following an extended illness.

Born July 1, 1939, in Tattnall County, Georgia, he was a son of the late J. Charlie and Mildred Durrence Waters. He was the valedictorian of the Blackshear High School Class of 1957 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Valdosta State College in 1961. He obtained his Doctorate degree from the University of Georgia in Biochemistry in 1965 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society. He then moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee where he worked and retired as a Research Biochemist for Oak Ridge National Laboratory.  Following his retirement, he returned to Pierce County in 2000.

He was a member of the American Society of Molecular Biologists, the Blackshear Rotary Club, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, and the Foothills Craft Guild. A highly talented craftsman, he enjoyed doing stained glass, woven baskets, pottery, and carving.  He also was an avid collector of art, Southern Folk Art, and American Face jugs.

Through his life, he had attended Shady Grove Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Blackshear.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne Mullis Waters; son, Larry C. Waters, Jr., a sister, Mary Jo Waters Sikes; and his in-laws, N.J. and Magdalene Mullis.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Laurie and Terry Beam of Blackshear; 3 grandchildren, Payton Marie Beam and Mary Jo Brennen Beam, both of Blackshear, and T.W. Beam (wife Toni) of Calera, AL; 2 great grandsons, Terryson and Truett Beam; sister, Lou Ann Carter of Blackshear; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Donald and Brenda Waters of Blackshear; sister-in-law, Shelba Bowen of Alma; brother-in-law, Jeffrey Mullis (wife Joey) of Alma; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Friday afternoon (1/5/24) at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Thrift officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

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January 5, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Chapel
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516


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