He was born May 18, 1926, in Campbellsville, Ky., to Jesse Taylor Walters and Mary Alma Martin Walters.
Frank was in the U.S. Cavalry during World War II. He was a graduate of U.S. Army Services Refrigeration School and Refrigeration Service Engineers Society, being recognized as Outstanding Instructor in Refrigeration in 1970.
He worked for Twin City Refrigeration and Nance Refrigeration prior to joining Reliable Plumbing and Heating, where he retired in 1988.
Frank formerly lived in Bloomington-Normal and Urbana.
Frank was a member of the Elks and Moose lodges. He was a 32nd-degree Mason and a member of True Kindred with his wife Lou. Frank went from being a runaway at age 14, riding the rails as a hobo, to become a veteran of foreign wars, master
mechanic and instructor with only an eighth-grade education.
Frank was an avid fisherman and after retirement became a thespian, appearing in five plays in the Village. He was a member of the Computer Club, played bridge and pinochle and most recently built ventriloquist dummies.
Frank was a devoted husband and father who was known for his dry wit and humor and as a back-porch philosopher. If something broke, people always called Frank to fix it.
He is predeceased by his parents; his wife of 66 years, Ethel Lou Walters; and brothers, William B. Walters and Marvin Walters.
Frank is survived by his son, Alan Walters of Prosper, Texas; grandchildren, Kevin Walters of Madison, Wis., and Whitney Walters of Plano, Texas; brother, Harold Lloyd (Helen) Walters of Muncie, Ind.; nephew, Harold Dean Walters of Muncie, Ind.; and niece, Debbie Walters of Scottsdale, Ariz.
Services will be at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village at a later date.
Special thanks from the family to Ruth Weatherwax, Janice Morrison, Henry Browder, Christ of the Hills Church, Meals on Wheels, Arkansas Hospice and Village Home Care, Kelley Scarbrough and Terrie Alston, Frank's Angels.
Guests may register at www.caruth-hale.com. Caruth Village Funeral Home in Hot Springs Village is in charge of arrangements.