James Lester Waters, age 91, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Somerwoods Nursing and Rehab.

James was born on July 1, 1926 in Somerset, KY to the late William Marion Waters and Liza-Beth “Betty” Warren Waters.  He was a Church of God minister and decorated WWII Veteran.  He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing, walking and visiting with friends at the mall and his family.

He is survived by one son, James R. (and Betty) Waters of Somerset; four daughters, Debbie (and Wayne) Strunk of Tateville, Lois (and Larry) Isaacs of Bronston, Betty Jo (and Sandy) Catron of Dahl and Sandy (and Larry) Butler of Hickory Flat, MS; fourteen grandchildren; twenty-two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one special nephew and friend, Lowell Childers.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Stigall Waters, whom he married on September 27, 1950 and she preceded him on July 31, 2016 after 66 years of marriage; two brothers, William H. Waters and Clifford “Lefty” Waters; four sisters, Goldie (and George) Bugg, Ruby (and Harry) Stringer, Zelma (and Onie) Meece and Elva (and Damon) Childers; two sons, David H. Waters and Donald W. “Ducky” Waters; one infant daughter, Linda G. Waters; and one infant granddaughter, Emily Jo Nevels.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 6:00pm until 9:00pm at Lake Cumberland Funeral Home.

His funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00am at the Chapel of Lake Cumberland Funeral Home with Bro. Roger Dykes officiating.  Burial will be at Somerset Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Chris Waters, David Waters, Scotty Strunk, Nathan Brock, Zach Catron, Sandy Catron and Larry Butler. Military Honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #38 Honor Guard.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to Tateville Church of God of Prophecy, c/o Roger Dykes, 730 Ridge Hill Trails, Somerset, KY 42503.

You are welcome to view the obituary and send condolences to the family at our website:  www.LakeCumberlandFuneralService.com

Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for James Waters.