Clifford Waters

Obituary of Clifford Ray Waters

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Clifford Ray Waters, age 83 of Boone, passed away Saturday morning, July 30, 2022 at Watauga Medical Center. He was born January 12, 1939 in Watauga County to the late Henry and Mamie Cornett Waters. He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. Clifford served his country in the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Waters Brothers Construction for many years. He was also a bluegrass enthusiast with his talent for playing the guitar and upright bass. His love of music and instruments inspired him to start the Watauga High Country Jam. Clifford was preceded in death his wife, Joyce and son, Bryon; sister, Helen McGuire; and brothers, Albert and Harold Waters. He is survived by his son, Rusty Waters and wife, Cathy and daughter, Cindy Penick and husband, Stewart; ten grandchildren, Carrie Church and husband, Eric, Andy Waters and wife, Jessica, Dustin Presnell, Devin Presnell and wife, Chelsea, Amber Newton and husband, Jonathan, Marcus Penick and wife, Stephanie, Caleb Waters, Bryna Sutter and husband, Elliott, Elena Waters, Talia Rominger; and fourteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dot Edmisten and Grace Ward. Services for Clifford will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645; to Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3004 North Pine Run Road, Boone, NC 28607; or to Calvary Baptist Church, 2220 Hwy 27 South Avon Park, Fl 33825. Online condolences may be shared at the website Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waters family.
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