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Ronald Tyrone Walters Sr.

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” – Psalms 121:1-2

Ronald Tyrone Walters, Sr.

Ronald, aka Tyrone, was born April 7, 1951 in Williamson, WV to the late Vernal and Deana Walters. Educated in Columbus City Schools when his parents moved to Columbus in 1961. He played basketball and football at Marion Franklin High School, and graduated in 1969. Tyrone worked a variety of jobs until he took an apprenticeship with Columbus Southern Electric (AEP) and became a licensed electrician. He retired in 2010 after 38 years.

Tyrone’s favorite sports were basketball, football, and bowling. He was a player, a coach, and co-founded numerous adult basketball teams.

He joined the Southfield Reunion Committee in 2003 and was always available to assist Robin Sinkler, Joy Cornett and many others with set-up/take downs, and cleaning the recreation center grounds. He was Southfield 4 life.

Tyrone accepted Christ in his childhood at Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church and became a member of the Columbus Bible Way Church in 2021. November 13, 2023, Tyrone peacefully went to sleep.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernal and Deana Walters, and brother, George Walters. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Vicky (Sutton) Walters; his sons, Ronald T. (Samantha) Walters, II and Brandon Walters; grandchildren, Tiera Caesar Walters, Tajai Walters, Kashaya Walker, Taydan Walters, Taryn Walters, Jada Butler, Malik Glenn, Kamal Walters, Eldridge Ross, Sanaeja Kent and Zion Morse; siblings, Larry (Lydia) Walters, Darnell (Ronald) Calhoun, Donald (Joan) Walters, Sharon Saulsby, Brent Walters, Terry Walters, Mark Walters, Dwight Walters, Annetta (Kevin) Randolph, Sr. and Darryl Walters; brothers-in-law, David (Patricia) Sutton and Rudolph (Marie) Sutton; sisters-in-law, Kathryn (Joseph) Harper, Debra Edmondson, Tonja (Douglas) Edwards and Sylvia Sutton; aunts and uncle; a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, and close family friends, especially Bernard Brown, Dr. Earl Greer, Jerry Jackson, Judge Algenon Marbley, Dr. John Ratliff, and Leroy Stewart.

Tyrone always encouraged his children, loved ones, and young men he coached to go on to college or a trade school, and to live their life like it’s golden. He was the gentle giant of his family and to all who knew him.

Visitation 9:00 AM and Funeral Service 10:00 AM Saturday, December 2, 2023 at Gospel Lighthouse Church, 600 Frebis Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43207 Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Walters Family, visit

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