Roger Walts

Parrish, FLA.- Roger Walts Passed away in Parrish FLA. On March 9th, 2021 at the age of 78 in his sleep. Born in Shelbyville, IN., he was an avid basketball player and even played for his ships team while aboard the USS Little Rock during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He would return to Indiana to attend college at Purdue. He went on to marry and moved to Saratoga Springs where he would raise his two children Andrew and Melissa. He was active in the Jaycee’s and coaching Soccer and Softball. He moved to Florida where he was actively involved with the Marion County Youth Ranch. He enjoyed golfing with his friends and before passing he moved to the Parrish Florida area to be near his son. Roger was predeceased by his sister Julia and his brother, Richard, and is survived by his son, Andrew, daughter in-law Penny and his daughter, Melissa, son in-law Michael, and their son Anthony. Services will be held at the Sarasota National Cemetery where he will be interned with full Military honors. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Marion Sheriff’s Youth Ranch https://youthranches.org/ways-to -give/online-donation