Homer Eugene DeWaters

Homer Eugene DeWaters, 92, of Charlotte, a man known for giving the best hugs, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Homer was born October 5, 1929, in Eaton Rapids, the son of Melvin and Margret (Brininstool) DeWaters Sr. In 1947 Homer enlisted into the Army where he proudly served his country. He was very proud of his military service. Upon returning home from the military Homer started working for Fischer Body where he worked on the line until his retirement. On June 24, 1972, Homer married the love of his life, Phyllis Smith and together the couple created lasting memories until her passing in 2017. He enjoyed traveling all around the world on cruises. Homer attended for 20 plus years a weekly breakfast group that met at different restaurants around the area. He has a passion for sports and loved UofM, the Tigers and Lions. Homer was a proud member of the VFW and the American Legion. Above all his biggest passion in life was his family and his military service to his country.
Homer is survived by his children: Brian (Ann) DeWaters, Alan (Veronica) Smith, and Janet (Doug) Eicchorn; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Cousino; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Phyllis; siblings: Melvin DeWaters, Marion DeWaters, Vera McMann, Floyd DeWaters and Leslie DeWaters; and his parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Homer’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at www.prayfuneral.com. Visitation is Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 1-4:00 p.m. Funeral services are Monday, September 19, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Charles Jenson officiating. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Homer’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.