Billy Waters, of Covington, passed away Sept. 13, 2018, at the age of 68. A veteran of the United States Army, Billy honorably served his country during the Vietnam War. Equipped with drive and determination, he put himself through college and graduated from John Marshall Law School in 1978. During his illustrious law career, he served as Juvenile Court judge and presided over City Court, for Covington, until his passing. He implemented the first-ever drug court for juveniles, and in this role, he positively impacted and shaped the lives of many young people. In addition to his commitment to local youth, his compassion for others was demonstrated by his willingness to give free legal advice. He was a supportive member of Newton Baptist Church for fifteen years. Billy was a member of the Newton County Bar Association and Kiwanis. He had an infectious sense of humor – some would even say that his bad jokes were just as funny as his good ones. Billy’s favorite pastimes included rafting with his family, riding his Harley and going “junking”. He will be remembered as a wonderful husband and companion, as well as a loving father and grandfather. Billy was preceded in death by his son, Eric Waters; parents, Roy and Evelyn (Miller) Waters; sisters, Anne Presley, Mary Alice Harper; and brother, Thomas Waters.
Survivors include his adoring wife of 44 years, Carolyn Waters; daughter, Christie Waters; sons and daughter-in-law, Michael and Treasa Waters, Brandon Waters; grandchildren, Madeline Waters, Sophia Waters, Miles Waters, Mason Waters; sisters and brother-in-law, Elizabeth Parker, Francis Dodd, Hester and Lovell Coe, Patricia Nation; as well as several nieces and nephews.A Funeral Service for Billy will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Newton Baptist Church, 720 Jack Neely Road, in Covington, with Pastor Tony Howeth and Judge Samuel Ozburn officiating. Interment will follow in Lawnwood Memorial Park, Covington. Friends may visit with the family at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, in Covington, Monday, Sept. 17, from 5 to 8 p.m.