Joe Duston “Dusty” Wolters, long time resident of Gainesville, FL, went to be with the Lord in the early hours on Friday, March 26, 2021. He was born in Blytheville, AK in 1946, to Joe Hines Wolters and LaFetra May Wolters. They lived in Montgomery, AL, Tampa, FL,
and Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
Dusty moved to Tallahassee, FL to attend Florida State University on a Football scholarship in 1964. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1968 and later received a Graduate degree in Finance from Columbia University.
While attending FSU he met and married his first wife Becky Rudner, and gave birth to his first child, Deborah Dee. They moved to Gainesville in 1968 where Dusty started his first job as a stockbroker for Goodbody and Company. He soon gave birth to his second child Joe Benton Wolters. Goodbody and Company was purchased by Merrill Lynch and shortly afterwards Dusty went on to initiate several entrepreneur endeavors which included other investment groups, obtaining a General Contractors license and built several single home and commercial properties in the North Central portions of Florida as well as the Pan-handle, and in 1979 he established Spa King, Inc. where he was the owner, operator and designer of retail and commercial bathtubs, saunas, and hot tubs until he retired in 2005.
He enjoyed being involved with Rotary and as a member of First Presbyterian Church in Gainesville. He also enjoyed past memberships with the Quarterback Club and Gainesville Country Club, where he served as president in 1981. He loved to travel, the beach, the mountains during all seasons, gardening, cooking and being with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Charise Lee Holcombe and their daughter, Landin Lee Wolters, his daughter Deborah Dee “Dee-Dee” Wolters-Vicino, Dee Dee’s two daughters, Shelby and Hannah, his son Joe Benton “Ben” Wolters, Ben’s wife Yaritza Quinones Wolters, their son Joe Cameron Blake “Blake”, his sister Cherise “Cheri” Dyke, Cheri’s daughter Casey-Jo, nephews, nieces, multiple cousins and many friends.
A Celebration of Life has been scheduled for close friends and family.
Arrangements are in the care of MILAM FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361 www.milamfh.com