TERRE HAUTE —
Robert Max Waterman, 88, of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord while surrounded by his family at 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born in Prairieton, Ind., on Jan. 5, 1926, to Henry L. Waterman and H. Irene Manhart Waterman. Robert was a retired diesel mechanic from Pfizer, and a World War II Army veteran, having served in Germany.
He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Geneva Copeland Waterman. Also surviving are his two sons, Robert C. Waterman (and wife Kathleen), and Roger A. Waterman (and wife Cheryl). Also surviving are four grandchildren, Angela Bridges (and husband Levi), David Waterman, Mary Waterman (and husband Chris Williams) and Elijah Waterman; as well as three great-grandchildren, Logan Bridges, Noah Bridges and Hannah Williams; and also by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Henry Waterman and Warren Waterman; and one sister, Rosamary Sharpe.
Robert was a member of Prairieton United Methodist Church, where he and Geneva were longtime Sunday school teachers.
Funeral services will be in DeBaun Springhill Chapel at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 19, 2014, with the Rev. Jeff Lee and the Rev. Duane Caperton officiating. Burial will follow in New Harmony Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2014 in DeBaun Springhill Chapel. For those who so choose, memorial contributions may be made to the Prairieton United Methodist Church, in his memory.
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