Thomas James Walters, 56, died Dec. 23, 2013, at his home in Pratt.

He was born Feb. 25, 1956, at Pratt to Thomas James and Laurene Weese Walters. A lifetime Pratt area resident, he graduated from Pratt High School in 1974 and Pratt Community College in 1976. He worked in environmental services for USD 382. He was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include: two daughters, Stephanie L. Scarbrough, Hutchinson, and Aliene Powers, Wichita; his mother, Laurene Walters, Pratt; a brother, Steve O. Walters, Larned; a sister, Bobbie Walters, Denver, Colo.; six grandchildren and a nephew, Steven Walters.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Following cremation, there will be a memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Pratt, with the Rev. Robin Colerick officiating. Private family burial will be held at Sunset Cemetery, Cullison.

Memorials may be made to Pratt Area Humane Society or the donor's choice in care of Ayres-Calbeck Mortuary, 115 E. Fourth, Pratt, KS 67124.