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Kenneth Waters

Kenneth "Muddy" Waters

Kenneth Maurice Waters “Muddy”was born on November 22, 1946, to his parents, Cecil and Rita Weaver Waters. Kenny passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the age of 72 years.

Kenny graduated from of C.E. King High School in Pasadena in 1965 and then attended Lee Junior College in Baytown. Kenny enlisted in the United States Navy in 1967 and served his country until 1973.He served in Japan and Hawaii during the Vietnam War. He married Sherry Springer on November 29, 1969 in Franklin, Texas. After he left the service, he was employed as a welder until his retirement where he earned the nickname “Muddy Waters” from his co-workers. He later was employed with Franklin I.S.D. as a bus driver. Kenny had been a resident of Franklin for the past 50 years and attended the Easterly Baptist Church.

Kenny was described best as a gun enthusiast and you tube pro on fishing, hunting and reloading ammo for all the hunters in Robertson County. He enjoyed sighting in guns for people, woodworking and welding. In his later years, he drove a bus for Franklin I.S.D. and was known as the “singer”. He always had a funny tune to entertain the kids with. It was while working at Franklin I.S.D., he became known as “Mr. Muddy”. Kenny was easily spooked and it could become very humorous at times when friends and co-workers would try and scare him. But, perhaps, his most precious time was spent taking his great grandson for rides on the gator to go catch minnows in the pond.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Rita Waters; son, Justin Waters; infant brother, Gary Waters and brother, Greg Waters.

He is survived by:

Wife of almost 50 years, Sherry Waters of Franklin

Daughter and Son-in-law – Missy and Stacy Liner of Franklin

Son – W.D. Waters of Franklin

Grandchildren – Kyle Liner and wife Jordan, Shelbi Liner, Savannah Waters, Weston Waters, Alaeha Waters, Isabella Waters and Justine Brown

Great Grandchild – Bowen Campbell

Services will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at the McCauley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan, Texas. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.at McCauley Funeral Home.