Dr. Dale E. Walters, D.V.M.

August 19, 1927 ‒ November 06, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Dr. Dale E. Walters DVM, 85, of Delaware passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 6th, 2012.

Dr. Walters was born on August 19, 1927 in Beallsville, Ohio, the son of the late Emory & Lena (Mercer) Walters.

He graduated from Beallsville High School in 1944 and then served his country as a member of the United States Navy as a medical corpsman from 1946 – 1947. He later graduated from The Ohio State University in 1952, where he earned and received his degree in Veterinary Medicine, finishing first in his class.

Dr. Walters was a 60 year resident of Delaware and was a highly respected Veterinarian for which he practiced for over 50 years. He also owned Sugar Valley Farm on Troy Road where he raised Champion race horses. Two horses that he was especially proud of were Saccharrum, who made over $850,000 and was inducted into the Ohio Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 2011, as well as Sugar Valley Dudly. Both horses were trained & driven by his son, Billy.

He was a member of AAEP, OVMA, USTA, OHHA and the Old Stone Presbyterian church.

On December 26th, 1953, Dr. Walters married the love of his life Evelyn (Blue), who survives. Also left to cherish his memory is a daughter, Linda (Gary) Mays; son, Bill (Debbie); grandsons, Joe (Patty) and Jason McLead; great grandson, William; brother, Don; sisters, Hilda and Joan (Bob); several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Audrey.

The family will receive friends today (Thursday November 8th, 2012) from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday November 9th at 10:30 am with Pastor Jim Dubois officiating. Burial will follow in Prospect Cemetery.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family and condolences may be expressed and memories be shared by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com