Dakota J. Waters, 33, of Abbeville, Georgia, formerly of Troupsburg, died on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele, Georgia following a brief illness. Dakota was born in Hornell, NY on May 26, 1988, the son of John C. and Sally A. (Kyle) Waters. He attended Jasper-Troupsburg Central School. A lifelong dairy farmer, Dakota worked on his grandparent’s dairy farm CharWil Farm in Troupsburg until their retirement. He then moved to Georgia near his mother, where he was employed by Harry Schaapman Holsteins in Abbeville. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Dakota was a loving father, son and brother and loved the roles of “Dad” to his children and “Unc” to his nieces and nephews. Dakota is survived by his mother, Sally Wright (Jimmy Favazzo) of Fitzgerald, GA, his father and step mother, John and Tracie Jo Waters of Troupsburg, his children, Ashlin Powell and Dannon Waters, both of Georgia, sisters, Gabrielle Waters of Fitzgerald and Julia Wright (Jordan Hernandez) of Fitzgerald, step siblings, Alicia Hartman and Cody Hartman, maternal grandmother, Martha Kyle (Henry Ivemeyer) of Fitzgerald, paternal grandmother, Wilma Waters of Troupsburg nieces and nephews, Charlie Waters, Ryaonna VanSkiver and Izzy Gomez and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Dakota was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Charlie Waters and Robert Kyle, uncles, Robert and Wayne Waters and aunts, Frances Waters and Betty Lou Gibson. Friends may call on Tuesday, November 30 from 11 am to 1 pm at the H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 1607 Main St. Woodhull, NY. Funeral services will follow there at 1 pm with Rev. Brian Diffenbacher officiating. Burial will be in Whitesville Rural Cemetery, Whitesville, NY.