Jerry Wayne Waltz

January 15, 1972September 25, 2018
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Garfield, GA

Jerry Wayne Waltz, age 46, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2018 in his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice surrounded by his loving family.

Jerry was born in Savannah and had lived in Garfield for many years. He was a loving and funny man, who knew how to light up a room. He enjoyed spending time with his family and making sure everyone knew they were loved. Jerry was a wonderful, kind, brave and caring husband, brother, son, uncle, dad and friend and will never be forgotten. He loved the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and was a great roofer, a job that he took a lot of pride in. He is gone too soon, but will forever be remembered.

Mr. Waltz was preceded in death by his dad, John Waltz; brothers, Ricky Waltz and Lil John Waltz and daughter, Leslie Nicole Waltz.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ellen Waltz of Garfield; mom and step-dad, Daisy and David Tilton of Register; sons, Justin Waltz and his fiancé, Chris Fallin of Leesburg, FL and Jerry Waltz, Jr and his wife, Crystal of Sylvania; grandsons, Lil Man and Hank; granddaughters, Haleigh and Alea; step-son, Robert Mills (Leslie) of Rocky Ford; sisters, Brenda Thompson and her husband, Alton of Metter; Penny Thomas and her husband, Kenny and Connie Horseman and her husband, Frank all of Statesboro. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends also survive.

A gathering of family and friends will be held 10:00 to 11:00 AM Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Hodges-Moore Funeral Home, immediately followed by the funeral service in the funeral home chapel with Reverend David Colburn officiating.

The burial will follow in the Bright Light Baptist Church Cemetery in Rocky Ford.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Thompson, Tyler Horesman, Anthony Thomas, Rod Carter, Jr., Robert Mills and Mark Lane.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Liz and Sandra, the wonderful hospice nurses and the whole hospice team at Ogeechee Area Hospice and a very special thank you to a special family member Theresa Collins, AKA Chub, for providing nursing care.

“My best friend, from the day we met till we meet again” your buddy Barbara Thomas.

Please visit our online memorial at to sign the guest book and share fond memories with the Waltz family.

Hodges-Moore Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.


  • Mary Ellen Waltz, Wife
  • Daisy and David Tilton, Mom and Stepdad
  • Justin Waltz (Chris Fallin), Son
  • Jerry Waltz, Jr (Crystal), Son
  • Lil Man and Hank, Grandsons
  • Haleigh and Alea, Granddaughters
  • Robert Mills (Leslie), Stepson
  • Brenda Thompson (Alton), Sister
  • Penny Thomas (Kenny), Sister
  • Connie Horseman (Frank), Sister
  • John Waltz, Dad
  • Ricky Waltz, Brother
  • Lil John Waltz, Brother
  • Leslie Nicole, Daughter
  • Jerry leave a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends to cherish his memory.

  • Johnny Thompson, Active Pallbearer
  • Tyler Horseman, Active Pallbearer
  • Anthony Thomas, Active Pallbearer
  • Rod Carter, Jr, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Mills, Active Pallbearer
  • Mark Lane, Active Pallbearer


  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 29, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, September 29, 2018

Jerry Wayne Waltz

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Tommy & Melanie Haralson

October 1, 2018

So sorry for the passing of Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Tyler Horseman

September 26, 2018

Uncle jerry,
You where one of my craziest uncles hell the craziest I’ll never forget climbing pecan tree to shake um out for you. Going through old barns and sheds to get the goody as you’d say yeah a lot of people might have doctors and lawyers as uncles but I had jerry you taught me nothing is trash ( jerry-rig-it) you’d say I love you uncle jerry I always will always have ik your smiling down on us and rejoicing with your dad daughter and brothers I cannot believe your gone but your not forgotten. Me Emily and Paxton love you and don’t act no fool up there try to rest easy hell raiser. I LOVE YOU

Shawn Boggs

September 26, 2018

One of my favorite uncles we had a lot of good times especially growing up he made it a lot more fun and taught me so much I sure am going to miss you uncle Jerry. Love shawn

Jessica and Johnny Thompson

September 26, 2018

We love you. Preston is gonna miss all those suckers you brought to him, many great memories. Please look over all of us, we know your smiling down from heaven.

crystal McDowell

September 26, 2018

I love you Papa we will meet a again and everyone wants to say love you.

crystal McDowell

September 26, 2018

Jerry u will always be in my heart. Remember u will be my one and only father-in-law. RIP