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Franklin “Frank” David Waters

December 24, 1943 ~ February 4, 2021 (age 77)

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Franklin David “Frank” Waters, age 77, of Sweetwater and longtime resident of Ten Mile, died February 4, 2021, at his residence.  He was born in Molino, FL to the late Robert and Mary Emily Miller Waters. Frank was preceded in death by a son, Steve Waters, and four brothers, Charles, Jim, William and Willis Waters.


He was a resident of Ten Mile since 1985 before recently moving to Sweetwater. Frank was a longtime butcher and former meat market manager for the Piggly Wiggly Grocery Store in Decatur.

He is survived by his loving wife of 34 years, Mary Nell Ellison Waters of Sweetwater

Four daughters:

 Pam Roberts of Orlando, FL

 Karen Trew and husband Allen of Decatur

 Glenda Cowgill and husband John of Evensville and

 Michele Wates and Jim Fullon of Cypress, TX

Three sons:

 Ricky Waters of Decatur

 Brandon Waters of Sweetwater

 Brian Harmon of Sweetwater


  12 grandchildren

  17 great-grandchildren

    3 great-great grandchildren


Three sisters:

 Deloris Roberts and husband Barney of Ten Mile

 Earlene Jackson of Brandon, FL

 Nellie Garris and husband John of Apopka, FL

Two brothers:

 Jerry Waters and wife Brenda of Apopka, FL

 Michael Waters of Orlando, FL

Along with several nieces and nephews


At Frank’s request, there will be no visitation or funeral service.


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