Editor, The Beacon:
It is with great sadness that the Enterprise Preservation Society marks the passing of our treasurer and prime benefactor, Dr. Roy Walters. It is no exaggeration to say that the Enterprise Museum would not exist but for his generosity.
In 2003, Walters donated the funds to purchase the property, enabling Enterprise Preservation Society to save Enterprise Elementary School Building 8 from demolition.
After the building was moved and set on its new foundation, Walters trained and led a team of volunteers to lovingly restore it to its former glory.
Roy personally spent thousands of hours stripping, sanding and varnishing the woodwork, repairing doors, windows, light fixtures, and myriad other items to bring the museum to its grand opening in 2014.
Since then, Roy has served on the Enterprise Preservation Society board and supported the museum many ways, from pressure washing, to filing the taxes, to playing the trumpet at holiday events.
There are no words to express the admiration, appreciation and gratitude of the Enterprise community for Roy Walters.
He will be sorely missed by every member of the Enterprise Preservation Society board, the museum director, and all of our volunteers and members.
— Sullivan is chairman of the Enterprise Preservation Society; his wife, Cindy, is director of the Enterprise Museum.