John Edward Waters, Jr. was born to John Edward Waters and Elcie Nettie (Wright) Waters on September 6, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. John entered into eternal rest on December 15, 2014 at the age of 71. His body is to be cremated and interned at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
John attended school in Kirkwood, MO, East St. Louis, IL and St. Louis, MO. Following his elementary education John entered O'Fallon Technical High School in 1958 and graduated from Auto Mechanics in 1962.
Following high school he enlisted in the United States Marines with boot camp at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was assigned to the Third Marine Division (tank battalion) and worked in the message center.