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Joseph Franklin Walters

November 13, 1963 — January 22, 2024


Joseph Franklin Walters III, known as “Tripp,” went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on January 22, 2024, after a heroic battle with cancer.  We will celebrate his life at 11:00am on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at Green Hills Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Hayes officiating. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery with Casey Walters, Wyatt Walters, Brock Ellis, Conner Wood, Zack Wood, and Trent Ellis serving as pallbearers.

Tripp was born in Troy, Alabama to the late Joe Frank and Alice Walters.  Tripp attended Charles Henderson High School and John M. Patterson Technical School in Montgomery, Alabama.  Tripp worked for Chapman Oil Company for a short time prior to his employment with Wiley Sanders Truck Lines, where he worked for 33 years.  His genuine humility and dedication to work was evident to all who knew him.  Tripp loved the Lord, the outdoors, nature, hunting and in his spare time he volunteered with local Volunteer Fire Departments for many years.  He loved all animals and had several pets on his farm in Pike County.  

Tripp’s greatest joy was being a grandfather to his two granddaughters, Jaylynn and Lydia.  He loved his family unconditionally and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.  

Tripp is survived by his sons, Wyatt Walters and Casey Walters (Kelly); granddaughters, Jaylynn Walters and Lydia Walters; sisters, Elizabeth Hudson (Paul) and Ellen Sanders (Steve); and aunt, Rosa Cornell; as well as several nieces and nephews.  

 The family would like to acknowledge Terrin Pearson, Mary Mahone, Pootie Hooten, Ossie Burden, Alvin Rodgers, and Bobby Jewell for their love and faithfulness in caring for Tripp.  Appreciation is extended to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff of Compassus Hospice for their excellent and compassionate care.  Memorials may be directed to Hephzibah Baptist Church, 2701 Henderson Highway, Troy, AL 36079, or Union Hill Methodist Church, Troy, Alabama 36081.   

The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Walters family.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

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