Arthur Leroy Walters, 92, of Decatur, IL passed away at 5:35 pm, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Imboden Creek Living Center.\r\n\r\nA service to celebrate Arthur's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m., until service time Saturday morning at the funeral home. Burial will be in Todd's Point Cemetery, Findlay, IL with military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation. Messages of condolence and to view Arthur's expanded obituary may be viewed at www.dawson-wikoff.com.\r\n\r\nArthur (Bud) was born August 26, 1926, in Decatur, IL to Leroy Walters and Clara (Dorothy) Morse. He married Norma Jean Crawford on June 1, 1949. He leaves behind four children: James E. (Mimi) Walters, Peggy (Denny) Walton, Michael D. Walters and Roy Douglas (Candi) Walters; ten grandchildren; Stephanie (John) Brownlow, JD (Kelly) Walton, III, Megan and Eric Walters, Janice and Adelle Walters, Ruby and Hannah Guyant, and Cody and Casey Bean; nine great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren; and two brothers, Joseph E. and James R. (Dick) Walters and one sister, Pat Oldfield. Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife of 54 years, sister Betty Hutson and brother, Billy G. Walters.\r\n\r\nBud went to Seattle to learn to weld at the shipyard. Upon returning to Decatur in 1944, he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Philippines Liberation where he served with the Construction Engineers. Upon returning to Decatur, he joined the Sheet Metal Workers Union and was a member of Local 218 for more than 70 years. He was an avid hunter and fisherman although not a lucky fisherman. He retired in 1988 and enjoyed golfing, telling stories and traveling with his daughter and her husband to London and Paris at the age of 83. His last two years have been spent in Imboden Creek Living Center giving the wonderful staff lots of trouble.\r\n\r\nBud enjoyed being a father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather to his family and every other child he met. He was a child at heart and enjoyed every day to its fullest. \r\n\r\nDad was continuing to meet almost every Friday with his friend of over 70 years, Howard Buoy as well as others that he'd met along the way. \r\n\r\nThe family would like to thank the entire staff at Imboden Creek for their loving care and comfort. When asked he always said he was happy and didn't want to live anywhere else.