IN MEMORIAM: Bricklayers Local 1’s Charles A. Watters


Charles Alfred Watters, 79, of Pacific, Mo., passed away on April 26, 2021.

The son of the late Chester E. Watters and his wife Roxie (nee Gray), Brother Watters was born on Feb. 6, 1942. He received his education from St. Clair High School. On February 11, 1965 he was united in marriage to Barbara Higgins.

Brother Watters proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a union bricklayer with Local 1 for over 50 years, and was a Gold Card Life Member. He was also a member of Robertsville Masonic Lodge #363 for over 50 years, and received his 50-year pin in 2019.

In his younger years, Brother Watters was so often seen with a book in his hand when he wasn’t working. He was a self-taught computer enthusiast, and built several computers over the years. He enjoyed traveling and took many memorable trips with his grandsons. He was much loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him. Brother Watters was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife Barbara Watters, of Pacific, Mo.; son, Charlie Watters, of St. Charles, Mo.; daughter Ramanda (Steven) Heneisen, of Pacific, Mo.; three siblings: Jan Holiday, of Boynton Beach, Fla.;, Barbara (Joe) Nix, of Dunedin, Fla.; and Glenda Sidwell, of Valley Park, Mo.; three grandchildren; Michael Charles Miller, of Pacific, Mo.; Mitchell Thomas Miller, of Pacific, Mo.; and Jessica Rae Heneisen, of Nixa, Mo.; brother-in-law, John Higgins, of Park Hills, Mo.; nieces: Liane Willey, of Michigan; Nadja Swift, of Ballwin; Jinia Parker of Florida; Tabatha Nix and Barb Westerhold, of Affton; one nephew, Dewayne Higgins, of Bonne Terre, Mo.; cousins Bill (Nancy) Watters, of Fenton, Mo.; Chester (Nancy) Watters, of Indiana; Carolyn (Kent) Eaton, of Shiloh Ill.; and many other relatives and friends.

A visitation with a Masonic Service was held on May 2, 2021 at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home. A Christian service was held at the funeral home on May 3, 2021, followed by internment at the New St. John’s Cemetery in Mehlville, Mo.
Memorial Donations can be made to Robertsville Masonic Lodge #363.


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