Harold Lyn Waller

July 7, 1940August 3, 2019
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Memorial services for Harold Lyn Waller, 79, of Mineola are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2019 in the chapel of Lloyd James Funeral Home.

Mr. Waller passed away on August 3, 2019 in Tyler.

He was born on July 7, 1940 at Gregg Memorial Hospital in Longview to the late Alton Cleo Waller and Bonnie Rose Waller.

After serving his country from 1959 – 1963 in the US Air Force, he went to college and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Mr. Waller had a career that took him around the world beginning with Braniff, Tandy and the Army-Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES). He ended his long career in 1993 when he retired as the Deputy Director of Information Systems. He is survived by his devoted bride of 59 years, Bettie Pickle Waller; his two daughters Carol Waller and Carla Harper and husband Chuck; his granddaughter Chloe Harper and his sister Laura Sue Williams and husband Doyle.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Waller was preceded in death by his brothers Alton Cleo Waller and William Alford Waller and his sister Gertrude Lively. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County, 211 Winchester Drive, Tyler, Texas 75701 or to the charity of your choice.


  • Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County


  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 15, 2019


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George Bolles

August 15, 2019

Bettie and girls, so sorry for your loss.
I knew Harold for many years while at AAFES and had the pleasure of working as his assistant in the late 1980's. One of the best to work for. He was so proud of his family and we often bragged about our kids. He will be missed.

George & Joan Bolles

Chris Gehringer

August 13, 2019

Harold was a tremendous mentor to me at AAFES both in Munich and in HQ in Dallas. He was vested not only in my career, but the careers of many others. After he retired, I always looked forward to their annual Christmas letter. I'm so sorry I will not be able to attend the service, but I pray for comfort and peace to Bettie, Carol and Carla.

Milt Bergman

August 13, 2019

Harold was an excellent AAFES professional and an even better person. Spent many hours sharing our memories of Munich as well as getting pounded on the tennis court or hustled on the golf course. The golf picture in the video is hole #9 of The Cliffs at Possum Kingdom Lake. R.I.P. my friend.

Don Williamson

August 10, 2019

Harold and I spent a lot of time freezing to death watching our daughters play soccer in Munich. Harold and Bette were great friends and we enjoyed lots of great times together. He was a friend you could always count on.

Jean Mabe

August 9, 2019

I am so blessed to have known Harold Waller. Harold was a member of the church choir where I was the accompanist. His love, support, and kind words of encouragement to me will always be treasured. What a beautiful soul!

Jeff Jeffcoat

August 9, 2019

Harold & I worked together on several projects including the first online systems in the field.
He was a good guy, very intelligent and was an excellent conversationalist, willing to discuss any issue,

Leroy Wright

August 9, 2019

I remember Harold and his family because I was fortunate to be chosen as his sponsor when they were transferred to Munich in the winter of 1980-81. Their first Saturday in Munich I took them on a volksmarch to Austria. A mildly alcoholic drink called gluwein is often served at checkpoints of the walk and at the first checkpoint they got their first taste of the drink. Harold laughingly told me,
"Damn, Leroy, we have only been here a week and you already got my daughters drinking alcohol." It was a great day and remembered by all of us.


August 8, 2019

Prayers and deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man.

John Coward

August 8, 2019

Harold was the first IT person met when I came to Headquarters. He was a very nice person who liked to chat when he had the time.