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Shane Waters

April 2, 1972 ~ February 25, 2019 (age 46)
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Mr. Shane S. Waters, age 46, of Wilton Manors, Florida died Monday, February 25, 2019 with his family at his bedside.

Shane was born on April 2, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois a son to Schley Waters and Marta Gay Hughes. After graduating high school, Shane decided to join the US Army where he proudly served his country.  After being honorably discharged from the US Armed Forces, Shane made his life long career in the skies. Shane worked for Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant where he made many friends, several of which would become friends for life. Shane was an avid traveler choosing to travel mostly on cruises. Shane was blessed to have been able to travel the World abroad and collected postcards for his traveled destinations as well as those he had hoped one day to travel to. His many travels contributed to his fondness for an array of excellent cuisine, but Shane was ever so contempt with some of his local favorites;  Thai restaurant, “Siam Cuisine”, Mediterranean “Ferdos” and his craving for a good burger at “Rosies”.  Shane met a wonderful and eclectic group of friends throughout his life, including a very special friendship with Wilton Manors Commissioner Julie Carson as well as Activist Michael Rajner just to name a few.

Shane will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew him and whose lives he touched in his 46 years on this earth. He leaves to cherish his memory, his husband, Dan Shealy who he shared over 20 years of life with; mother, Marta Gay Hughes; father, Schley Waters; sister, Lora Waters, niece Janie Bingham, and his nephews Chris Waters, Daniel Bingham; and a host of cousins and friends spanning from around the Globe, along with Buster puppy.

A Celebration of Shane’s Life will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 in the auditorium at THE PRIDE CENTER OF EQUALITY PARK, 2040 N Dixie Highway, Wilton Manors, Florida 33305. Services will begin at 3:00pm where light hors d’oeuvres will be served while family and friends fellowship. At 4:15 a formal service will take place where military honors will be  rendered by the US Army and words of comfort led by Rev. Leslie Rutland-Tipton. Following the formal service family and friends will step outside to participate in a dove release, representing Shane’s final flight.  A private interment will be held on Monday at the South Florida National Cemetery. 

Life Celebrations has been honored to assist the family plan Shane’s final accommodations, handled under the direction of McWhite’s.

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