Richard Lyle Waters
1935 — 2022
Richard Lyle Waters, 87, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2022, with his wife and two children by his side, in Reston, VA. Born in Tulsa, OK, he and his parents, Dr. Eugene A. Waters and Mildred Thornburg Waters, moved to Columbus, OH, then to New York, where Richard's father earned his doctorate from Columbia University. When Richard was 6 years old, he and his parents moved to Knoxville, TN. There, his father became Dean of the Graduate School and one of the Vice Presidents of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) in the 1950's. Richard graduated from Bearden High School in Knoxville, TN (1953). He then attended UTK, where he earned his B.S. in Education (1957) and...