Died: Nov 1, 2016
Harold Franklin Waller, age 84 of Gray, passed away at home Tuesday, November 1, 2016. He was a son of the late William and Alice Seymour Waller. Mr. Waller was a member of TN Post 24 of the American Legion of Johnson City, having served as Commander several times. He loved the outdoors; camping, fishing and working in his yard. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Ruth Ellen (Waller) Williams in 2014; two sisters, Dorothy Hill and Velma Miller; two brothers, William Waller and John Waller. Harold is survived by his loving wife of 61 years; they married on his birthday, April 17, 1955, Carole Lehman Waller; one son, Timothy Waller of Greeneville, SC; one sister, Carol Arnold and one brother, Lloyd Waller, both of Ohio; two granddaughters, Chelsea Day Waller of Tennessee and Claudia Rachel Waller of SC; one great-grandchild, Vincent Claude Clark Waller; several nieces and nephews. There will be no public services at this time. The family will hold a private service at a later date. Any memorials may be sent to King's Mountain Post No. 24, Inc. P.O. Box 752, Johnson City, TN 37601 Gray Funeral Home is proud to serve the family of Harold Waller.
November 2nd, 2016 2:42 pm
Dear Carole and Tim Waller,
I am very sad that you have lost your husband and father, Harold Franklin Waller. Carole, I assume that he was the kind man who, in response to your sharing information about me as a crazy cat lady, made the Grover cats a wonderful carrier--what--35 or so years ago? I carried critters to and fro in it for years until the wood split. Since he was so generous to a person he did not even meet, I cannot imagine how many others must have been blessed by his good heart. My heart goes out to you both, and to siblings, grandchildren, great-grandchild, and nieces and nephews as you all say good-bye to this beloved pillar of your family. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Carolyn Baum Schweibert
November 2nd, 2016 3:37 pm
Harold was a schoolmate of mine at Forest High School in Ohio. He always had a big smile on his face. Harold was an outstanding athlete in all sports and was respected by all. I have good memories of our friendship. Thoughts, prayers and sympathy to you, Carole and family.
November 3rd, 2016 5:49 am
Ruth told us so many great stories about her dad! So sorry to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cheryl and Mark Wedel
Merrilee (March) McClaskey
November 3rd, 2016 1:55 pm
So sorry for your loss Tim and Carole. You were all such wonderful neighbors in Forest, OH. Facebook has been such a great tool and has made it easy to reconnect with friends. Please accept our condolences during this time of sadness.