John Belvin Walts

In Memorial

John Walts, 71, of Waco, passed away June 9, 2019 at a local hospital.

Funeral Service:  10:00 am, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Lake Shore Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Criswell Cemetery near Mart.

John was born on October 18, 1947 in Big Hill, Texas in Limestone County. He grew up in Bosqueville and graduated from China Spring High School.  He served in the U.S. Air Force, and was stationed at Lockbourne AFB in Columbus, Ohio.  John worked 28 years as a police officer at TSTC, and achieved the rank of Sergeant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, R.C. (Seak) Walts and Ola Faye Walts; his two brothers, Robert G. Walts and Don H. Walts; and his sister-in-law, Peggy L. Walts.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Reba Walts; son, James Walts and wife, Nancy; two grandchildren; sister-in-law, Karen Walts; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mark Walts, Robert Glen Walts, Ronnie Walts, John D. Walts, Johnnie Bradshaw, and Larry Lassetter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Walts and Donald (Peanut) Walts.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Virginia (ginger) Hammit

    Reba: So sorry to hear of Johns passing. I will try to make services tommorrow. MMay God comfort and give you peace in your grief.

  2. Thoughts and Prayers for the family of John.


    Gilda (Lene’) Whaley

  3. Debbie Monahan

    Love you Aunt Reba! Sorry to hear about uncle John.
    Debbie Monahan

  4. Reba, I’m so sorry about John. We got to
    Lakeshore to do karaoke today and found out about his passing. You have my heartfelt condolences.

  5. Ms Walts.
    I am so sorry for your loss. John was one of a kind. I do hope you find comfort knowing he is not in any pain anymore. As for you, you were anloving and devoted wife through all. I know it hasnt always been easy, but you hung in there. Please know you did all you could and more. We love you and we are always going to be your family at Lakeshore Village
    Gina Johnson

  6. Our prayers are for you and your family 🙏

  7. Lonnie and Linda Douthit

    Our sympathy to the Walts family.
    Lonnie and Linda Douthit

  8. Reba my thoughts and prayers are with you. May yyou feel Jesus presence during this difficult time to ease your pain.

  9. I was 2 years older than John, but I went to school with both he and Don. Prayers for the family.

  10. Rhonda Seymour

    I fondly remember Uncle John. He was always fun to be around & a man of great character. He was truly one of a kind. He will be greatly missed.

    My deepest condolences to the entire family on your loss.

    Rhonda Peacock

  11. Nancy Mitchiner Wood

    I am so sorry to hear about John’s passing.I have known the entire Walts Family a long time. I went to school since Bosqueville Elem School days and later to China Spring High School. My Dad was Friends with Daddy R.C..
    GOD Bless You all.
    Nancy Mitchiner Wood and
    My Son Mike Wood who is friends with Donald Peanut Walts

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time 💖 Love u Jadene and Wayne

  13. I’m so sorry for your loss Reba. Rest assured Jehovah is keeping John in his memory until the resurrection. Rely upon Jehovah’s loving and comforting arms to get you through this trying time! Much love 💗Pat Frank-Estelle

  14. Baylor Scott & White Hospice

    Dear Walts Family,
    The Baylor Scott & White Hospice team is thinking of you during this time. Thank you for allowing us to care for Mr. Walts and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. My sincere condolences to Reba and the Walts family. John helped raise me for 10 years. Its taken me a while to wrap my head around the fact that he is gone. He used to buy me cowboy clothes that I took for granted as a kid. Now its a style that I love. One of the funniest moments I have of John was when he was walking down the hallway at night and I was apparently in the front bathroom and walked out and saw him, I screamed thinking it was a monster. He screamed because I screamed. Reba was in stitches.
    Hang in there Reba. Much love.

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