2007-06-02 / News

Retired doctor to be honored

BUCKEYE LAKE- The Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society and Museum is honoring Richard Walters at its annual membership dinner Wednesday, June 13 at the Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388. Walters retired this spring after serving his community for 44 years.

Walters grew up at Buckeye Lake. He was a lifeguard at the famous Crystal Pool at Buckeye Lake Park during the 1940s. His father, Russ, was in the ice business.

Walters attended Denison University where he played football under Coach Woody Hayes during an undefeated season. Walters then served with the Navy, spending some of his service time at the Bethesda Navel Hospital. Following his service, he graduated from the Kirksville, MO. medical school.

Walters went on to practice medicine with Dr. Roberson in Johnstown before establishing a 44 year private practice in Hebron. Walters and his wife, Rosie, have been patrons of the society and museum from the beginning, and they are the donors of the crossed-armed flagpole in front of the museum.

Contact J-me Braig, Buckeye Lake Museum director for reservations at (740) 929-1998. The dinner is $15 and reservations are limited.

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