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

Condolence Messages

  1. We send our heart felt condolences and prayers to Vickie and the family. Tyrone was a great family man.

  2. I love you and you have my condolences,God has you and your family. Keeping you in my prayers

  3. Lora Summers-Franklin

    I only knew Tyrone for a short while but felt his kindness on day one. My condolences to you my dear friend Ms Vicky and the Walters family. ♥️♥️♥️

  4. I love you Vicky. Your husband sounds like someone I would have loved and respected. I know your love for him was such a blessing. He was a role model for a lasting legacy for young men and girls. He is now with God. He is satisfied.
    Love and Blessings,
    James & Gloria Thomas

  5. My condolences to the Walter family you are in my wife and our prayers I’m glad I was able to meet Tyrone through basketball. He is a very special man and did a lot of help to support the traveling basketball team Tyrone and I became real close when I became the basketball coach and he was my assistant. He will be missed. Rest in peace my brother and may you keep your eyes on us down here your friend!

  6. Scott & Sara Vouis

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband Ronald. 52 years is absolutely amazing, you truely found your soul mate. Even though I do not know you well I know you have been going through and dealing with a lot. I lost my father 7 years ago and I saw how much my mother endured, dealing with so much as his health declined. Reading his life story it is clear that Ronald had a rich and fulfilling life. You will have to take time for yourself to heal in the coming months and years. We pray for your strength to get through the healing process. Stay close to friends and family but also stay active and keep yourself occupied with hobbies, friends, projects, whatever makes you happy. This will help with healing and you will feel better.
    God bless you

  7. So sorry for your lost Tyron was a really nice Gentleman

  8. Vicky and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Tyrone.
    My love and prayers are with you all.
    Know that God makes no mistakes.
    Tyrone is now resting with his Lord
    and Savior. Always Cherish the
    Memories and he will always be with you.
    Love and Prayers
    Sylvia Joab ❤

  9. You will be missed! RIP!

  10. Love you and will miss you cuz. Prayers and condolences to the family.
    Roland and Alisa Dotson

  11. Prayers to the family

  12. Frederick D Benton

    Tyrone was a good brother. Humble, loved his family, and a great friend to have. My condolences to Vickie, TJ and the rest of the family. He will be missed

  13. Marcia Macon Bruce

    Prayers for the Walter’s family. Despite the sadness we know that God is still on the throne. Praise him for his life and rest in him.

  14. Condolences and prayers to the family
    Rest in peace my brother

  15. Vicky
    I’m so sorry to hear that Ty has passed.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family

  16. Jerry JJ Jefferson

    Going to miss you my dear friend all the times we played basketball with and against each other you were one good brother always kind and helping people out God Bless

  17. My Condolences to the family may God continue his blessings upon each and everyone during this time.

  18. Deepest condolences to the family and friends on the loss of your loved one. Rest In Peace Tyrone

  19. I’m saddened to learn of my friends passing. I will miss seeing him and talking with him on the bowling ally and basketball courts. My condolences go out to Vicky and his family

  20. Ryan Strother, 50+ Westerville Travel Basketball

    To Vicky, Ronald, and Brandon:
    May God be with you I your time of remembrance, grievance, and celebration of the life and love of Ronald Tyrone Walters.

    Ryan Strother, Westerville Travel Basketball Team

  21. Marvin Woods (San Diego, CA

    Sending condolences to the Walters Family, May God lift your spirits and heal your hearts during the time of loss of your love one, as Brother Tyrone, gains his Wings into Glory. Lift your head to God, and Lean on the Lord, which coming your help, your help comet from the Lord. Sincere Love from Marvin Woods, from San Diego, CA. Love you all!

  22. great man

  23. Marilynda And Bryan Johnson and family

    Sending love and prayers..wishing you peace and a hope that you are able to embrace a celebration of a life well lived!!!

  24. The Jamison family send their Condolences to the family of “Tyrone” as we called him in the old Timers league he was always a class act and played the game the right way.To the family were wishing you peace,comfort,and courage and lots of love during this difficult time,but know that he’s now in a better place,But his legacy will live on thru all that knew him.Rest in Power my Brother

  25. Teresa Featherstone

    Mrs. Walters, TJ, Brandon and Family,

    My deepest condolences. Mr. Walters and your family were always great supporters to us at Barnett Center. We always appreciated him and his willingness to coach and volunteer. He was great man who will be sorely missed. Prayers and blessings.

  26. Johnny Clark & JUMP 25 Basketball

    So saddened at the passing of Mr. Walters.
    I had the honor and pleasure of calling him “Coach” as I played for him for a season in an adult summer basketball league, and I really appreciate how he coached me and I was very impressed at his coaching style and knowledge of the game.
    Such a great man… and I have nothing but positive memories of him.
    My sincere condolences to TJ and the Walters family, extended family, former teammates, and friends.
    We are all blessed to have crossed paths with Coach Walters.

  27. My prayers are with you family Tyrone will certainly be missed. Gone but not forgotten. Forever in our

  28. Philip and Cheryl Thomas

    Vicky and family, we were sadden to hear of Tyrone’s passing. We know your hearts are weeping but we will celebrate his life and his transition to be with Our Lord. Hw was a a gentle giant that if you had the honor to be in his presence you were blessed.

  29. Darnell,
    Blessed are those that mourn for they shall be comforted. Peace, strength and comfort during this difficult time.

  30. My deepest condolences to you and your family Vern. I wish you peace and joy forever.

  31. Roberta L Blackwell

    Sending my deepest condolences to the Walter family Praying for the family in their time of sorrow. From the Blackwell family.

  32. Deepest Condolences and Sincere Sympathy to the Walters Family from the Dillard Family..God Bless you all.. Tyrone was a great man he will truly be missed..
    Rest Well Tyrone️

  33. Arzella Malllory Simpson

    Sincere condolences to the entire Walters Family, especially to our sister, Sharon Saulsby. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and our prayers of comfort as you pass through this your Garden of Sorrow,

    The First West Florida Baptist District
    Woman’s Auxiliary

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