OBITUARY

George M. Waller Jr.

March 24, 1922January 13, 2013
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Waller, Jr., George Monroe – of South Knoxville, born on March 24, 1922, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 13, 2013. He was the owner of Irick Litho Service for 30 years until his retirement in 1985. George was a deacon and faithful member of Mount Olive Baptist Church for 50 years, where he was also a member of the King’s Men’s Sunday School Class, the Keenagers, and the SONshine Ministry. His life of faith reflected his deep love and devotion to the Lord Jesus, his family and his friends. Preceded in death by parents, George M. Waller, Sr. and Martha Chockley Waller; and wife, Joyce Sue Irick Waller. He is survived by his children, George M. Waller, III and wife, Judy, and Karen Waller Mathews and husband, Neil; grandchildren, Ryan Waller, Heather Dyke, Stephanie and Doug Powers; great-grandchildren, Kaylynn and Rebecca Dyke; as well as his close companion of 12 years, Sarah Mapes. The family will receive friends from 5:00-6:30 PM on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Mount Olive Baptist Church with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 6:30 PM with Dr. Deron Cobb officiating. Family and friends will meet at 10:30 AM on Thursday, January 17, 2013 at Mount Olive Baptist Church and will proceed in procession to Mount Olive Cemetery for an 11:00 AM interment service. Military honors by the US Army National Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920 or to Berean Christian School, 2329 Prosser Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37914. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 16, 2013
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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George M. Waller Jr.

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January 16, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Your Dad/Grandpa was a wonderful man who we were priviledged to know. Prayers & blessings to all.
Bill & Linda Kelley

Kim McCurdy

January 16, 2013

His life was an example of his faith and walk with the Lord. Our prayers are with you all. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Kim (Sams), Russ, Lydia McCurdy and Mary Sams

Barbara Nichols

January 16, 2013

My sympathies go our to George 111 and Karen, and Sarah Mapes in your great loss. I have been and will continue to pray for your strength at this most difficult time. Mr. Waller was always joyful in his service to our Lord, and will always be remembered for that.

Barbara Nichols

January 15, 2013

Dear Karen, Neil and family,
Our prayers and presence are with you during this time of sorrow and celebration.
God bless you.

Love from Patt & Mel
HUMC friends

Bradley Hale

January 15, 2013

Dear Waller Family,
May God bless you and keep you established in this time. May He cause his countenance to shine upon you for the sake of everlasting life invested in Him. May you find comfort in this time of reflection over the life of George. Know that his legacy thrives in his children and grandchildren. May there be peace with you.

Gail Kennedy

January 15, 2013

DEAR WALLER FAMILY WORDS CAN,T TRUELY EXPRESS MY FEELINGS YOU ARE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS TIME I,VE KNOWN AND LOVED THIS MAN OF GOD AND HIS DEAR DEAR WIFE FOR MANY MANY YEARS
AS WE ALL HAVE WORPSHIPED OUR LORD TOGETHER AT CHARCH ALONE WITH MY MOM SHELVIE KENNEDY AND MY BOYFRIEND ALSO OF MANY YEARS DAVID MCBRIDE.WE ALL MISS AND LOVE THEM BOTH SO VERY VERY MUCH SO REST UNTILL WE MEET AGAIN MY FRIEND BECAUSE WHEN I GET HOME WE WILL ALL WALK HAND IN HAND TOGETHER ME FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE WITH JESUS AND ALSO WITH MY DAD LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR FRIEND GAIL

GAIL KENNEDY

January 14, 2013

DEAR WALLER FAMILLY WE ALL TRUELY LOVED THIS TRUE MAN OF GOD MY NAME IS GAIL KENNEDY I GO TO MOUNT OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH HERE IN KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE WITH MR WALLER AND HAVE KNOWN HIM FOR MANY MANY YEARS HE AND HIS DEAR WIFE ARE TOGETHER AGAIN I AM SO HAPPY FOR BOTH OF THEM BUT YET SO SAD DAVID MY BOYFRIEND AND MY MOM THOUGHT THE WORLD OF HIM AS SO DO I
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU MY SWEET DEAR FRIEND LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOO VERY VERY MUCH PS SPREAD YOUR ARMS OPEN WIDE AND I WILL RUN INTO THEM BECAUSE I WILL NO-LONGER BE IN A WHEELCHAIR SO WE CAN WALK THE STREETS OF HEAVEN TOGETHER FOREVER WITH JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND MY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE ALWAYS AND FOREVER YOUR FRIEND GAIL KENNEDY

Sarah Evans

January 14, 2013

The Evans family sends our heart felt sorrow for the loss of a long time friend.

January 14, 2013

Dear Waller family,
I am sorry to hear about George. Please know our prayers are with you.

I knew George as a business associate, he did printing for my company, and more importantly knew him as a Christian mentor during my years at Mt. Olive. George taught me in aspects of Christian service and leadership. He drafted me to serve in the audio – video ministry and served as my mentor and associate in the bus ministry. He was not a one dimensional personality – he fully explored his God given talents using them at church, in his business and in his hobbies. George built his own radio and encouraged me and others to get involved in amateur radio.

I have many fond memories of my time with George. I will always be grateful that I have been blessed to know him. George made a difference in my life and the lives of many others – I hope it is of comfort to know that he is highly thought of and will be missed by all of us who knew him.

Tom (and Sharon) Wheatley
N4TEW
Soddy Daisy Tn.

Lisa Mann

January 14, 2013

Dear Waller family,
We are so sorry about Dad Waller, but we are so thankful he's out of pain & with the Lord.We have been honored to have loved & gotten to know him. We will be praying for the Lord's comfort during this time. We love you all.
Love,
Lisa,Rick,Shannon,Chris,LeighAnn & Lauren xo