Rev. Donald Scott Waters, 85, was born in Cherokee, OK July 12, 1927, to Daniel Scott and Ethel Winifred (Wheeler) Waters, and departed this earth November 30, 2012, in Norman. He served in the United States Navy from 1945-1946. Don lived in Kingfisher and Enid before marrying the love of his life Barbara J. Troup on August 5, 1949 in Enid. He received a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Oklahoma A&M in 1950. Don and Barbara moved to Irving, TX where he worked for Chance Vought. A few years later he felt the call to ministry and entered Perkins School of Theology. While in school he pastored the Princeton and Blue Ridge (Texas) Methodist Churches. Following graduation he pastored Oklahoma United Methodist Churches in Lamont, Newkirk, Drumright, Trinity in Tulsa, St. Johns in Oklahoma City, and Pauls Valley. He was an elder in the Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church. Don retired in 1990 and they moved to Norman. His hobbies included model airplanes, especially World War I vintage and collecting books throughout the year for his family’s Christmas presents. Don was an avid fan of all things OSU. Watching and feeding the birds in his backyard gave him great joy. He was active with the Norman Friends of the Library, and loved fishing. Don is survived by his wife Barbara; children Dan (Vickie), Topeka, KS, Cindy (Terry) Martindale, Alva, Mary (Behrooz) Shirazi, Pullman, WA; sister Marjorie Bowles, Enid; brother John (Delma) Waters, Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law Dorothy (Bill) Bowles, Aurora, CO; grandchildren Scott (Angela) Waters, Beloit, KS, Chris (Jennie) Waters, East Lansing, MI, Jeff (Alex) Martindale, Stillwater, and Katie Shirazi, Seattle, WA; great-grandchildren Emma, Bella and Luke Waters, and Camden and Maddox Waters; many nieces, nephews, and a host of wonderful friends. His Celebration of Life will be 10:00AM, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, at McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church or Lifecare Oklahoma Hospice, Norman. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Primrose Funeral Service, www.primrosefuneralservice.com This obituary was published in the Tulsa World on 12/2/2012.