OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" Daniel Waller Jr

April 30, 1944June 3, 2021
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Thomas D. (Tommy) Waller, Jr., age 77, of Atlanta, GA passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2021. He was born April 30, 1944 in Sanford, NC to Thomas D. Waller, Sr. and Dorothy Cheek Waller. He attended public school in Durham, NC, and Carolina Military Academy (1963) in Maxton, NC. Tommy graduated from East Carolina University in 1968 with a degree in Psychology. While at East Carolina he was an active member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and the varsity cheerleading squad.

Upon graduation, Tommy proudly served as a member of the North Carolina National Guard. Tommy had a long and distinguished career in sales, bringing his commitment to exemplary customer service to multiple companies throughout the South and Midwest, rising to serve as national sales manager for commercial and residential flooring. Well regarded by customers and employers alike, he continued to work throughout his life.

Unknown to many, Tommy carried on dual careers as a model for international advertising firms in the 1970s and 1980s, including major clients such as Philip Morris and Delta Airlines. Tommy lived life to the fullest, continuing his lifelong commitment to East Carolina University as a passionate booster of East Carolina football. He carried his love of football to the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl, where he participated as a volunteer for 20 years, serving as the parade emcee for many years.

In his spare time, Tommy was an avid golfer, fly fisherman, bird hunter and enjoyed shag dancing. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor and being a kind and thoughtful husband, brother and friend. The most important element of his life was his wife Beth, whom he was devoted to and with whom he shared many wonderful life experiences. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Beth Lindeman Waller; sister, Joyce Hardy (Bill) of Aiken, SC; niece, Banks Willis (Kim) of Jacksonville, FL; and nephew, Carlyle Willis of Charleston, SC.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at H.M Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel, 1157 Old Canton Road, NE, Marietta, GA 30068. Reception immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks contributions be made in Tommy’s memory to East Carolina University or Mead Hall Episcopal School. Send checks payable to ECU Educational Foundation (Pirate Club), ECU Ward Sports Medicine Building, Suite 304, Greenville, NC 27858-4353. Please add “In memory of Tommy Waller” on the memo line. Contributions may be made online at www.ecu.edu/give, designated to the Athletic Fund in memory of Tommy Waller. Send checks payable to Mead Hall Episcopal School, Headmaster Scholarship Fund, 619 Barnwell Ave. NW, Aiken, SC 29801 Attn: Diane Goodson or online at www.meadhallschool.org noting in memory of Tommy Waller.

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Services

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 26, 2021

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Gerry and Vickey Schaefer

June 25, 2021

Tommy was one of the nicest and youngest senor citizen . I can see him looking down on us and smiling. He will be missed by all of the Schaefer family. Beth you have our deepest sympathy

Bill King

June 11, 2021


Tommy was one of my closet friends and left me and everyone else he touched with lifelong memories. He will be missed by all and remembered as someone who lit up the room when he was with you. Beth, we mourn your loss and send our love and prayers.

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