Calvin Waters

  • Born: December 12, 1945
  • Died: January 15, 2022
  • Location: Pinetown, North Carolina

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service

4500 US Hwy 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
Tel. 252.945.4500

Tribute & Message From The Family

William Calvin Waters, age 76, a resident of Pinetown NC, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022.

An open public viewing will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service.

A graveside funeral service will be held Thursday, January 20, 2022 noon, at the Boyd Family Cemetery, Long Ridge Rd., Pinetown. 

Calvin was born on December 12, 1945, to the late Addie and Irene (Boyd) Waters in Washington, NC.  He was the type of son who did anything necessary to take care of his mother including stopping for supper just because she asked, whether he needed a meal or not.  Calvin was a good man who loved people and working at Roses department store for over 14 years, and then owning and operating Calvin's Carpet Clean, afforded him the opportunity to meet with people every day.

He was an ordained minister who spent over 20 years volunteering his services leading those who needed him most through prison ministry.  He loved the Lord and as a self-proclaimed "Waterfront Minister" and would speak with anyone wanting to fellowship.

Along with his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his brother, James Stanley Waters.

Calvin is survived by his, stepson Derek Torayno; sister Rita (Andy) Waters Lee of Garner, NC; niece, Kimberley Jimmerson; four nephews, Kenneth (JoAnna) Waters, Kevin Waters, Edwin (LeeAnn) Lee, and Adam (Vivian) Lee; six great nephews, four great nieces three great-great nephews and one great-great niece.

An open viewing will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service, Washington, NC.  

A Graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12:00 pm at the Boyd Family Cemetery, with Pastor Tad Tankard officiating.

Palbearers will be Johnny Everett, Devon Mish, Mark Braddy, Edwin Lee, Adam Lee and Kevin Waters.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is honored to be assisting the Waters family.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Mr. Waters was a sweet man and great boss at Roses. He will surely be missed.

Posted by Kim White - Williamston, NC - friend   March 08, 2022


Rita and family, just received notice that Calvin had passed away, truly sorry to hear this.

Posted by Zella Brooks Frederick - Virginia Beach, VA - friend   January 27, 2022

Calvin was most definitely a wonderful man. He married me and my husband back in 2007. He helped my husband in a bad time in his life years ago we he had lost his way, they even started going to church together for a while. We were so blessed to know him and I know he is most definitely in heaven with the angels.

Posted by Brandi and Robert Hadaway - Washington, NC - friend   January 21, 2022

I will miss Calvin at church; he was a great man of God. Sad to hear of his passing. In the arms of Jesus now.

Posted by Patty Daffron - Greenville, NC - friend   January 21, 2022

Sorry to hear of Calvin’s passing. We were high school classmates. It was always good to see him out-and- about and at class reunions.

Posted by Luette Cuthrell - Washington, NC - classmate   January 20, 2022

Rita and Andy so sorry for your loss. I had not seen Calvin in years but I kept up. I have many memories of Calvin and Rudy in Pinetown. In the end our memories are all we have left, I hope yours are happy ones.

Posted by Sheila Talton - Wendell, NC - family   January 20, 2022

Sorry to hear this, I have known Calvin for about 45 years and worked under him when he ran the Zip Mart on third street in Washington Nc long time time ago. He will be missed, love you brother!!!

Posted by Gary Lewis - Shallotte, NC - friend   January 19, 2022

Rita and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of your brother, Calvin. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and we will be praying for God's peace, strength and comfort in the days ahead. Love and prayers!

Posted by Rob and Donna Barefoot - Dunn, NC - Family Friend   January 19, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Calvin. He was so nice and welcoming to us when we moved to Pinetown. We enjoyed the times he stopped by to visit, and we talked about our Lord and Savior. We will miss him in the neighborhood!
Condolences to the entire family.

Posted by Rick & Donna Hickman - Pinetown, NC - neighbor   January 18, 2022

Thoughts and prayers for comfort to the family. (Son of Sherwood Waters)

Posted by Michael Waters - Washington, NC - family   January 18, 2022

We have so many memories with Calvin. He always had a strong FAITH, did not Fear and loved telling people about JESUS. We will miss him and our hearts are with the Family.

Posted by Tad & Treva Tankard - Bath, NC - Friend   January 18, 2022

I am sorry for the loss of Calvin
I am sorry for your pain
I pray God be with you at this time and always.

Posted by Sandra Payne - Belhaven, NC - friend   January 18, 2022


Posted by Naomi Foreman Nimmo - Washington, NC   January 18, 2022


Thinking of you.

Posted by Marion Whitley - Raleigh - friend   January 18, 2022

Rita and Andy, we are so sorry but we know he is out of pain. You were certainly there for him and he knew he could always count on his little sister. I'm sure he's happy and talking to a lot of folks there this morning. Love you both.

Posted by Marion and Doug Whitley - Raleigh, NC - friend   January 18, 2022


Calvin...your light for Jesus shone brightly for all to never hid it under a bushel.

Posted by Linda Clark - WASHINGTON, NC - friend   January 17, 2022

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