George Calvin Waller, Jr., 58, of Stillwater, OK went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2009 in Stillwater. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at Bible Baptist Church with Dr. Dave Hardy, Pastor Wayne Hardy, and Pastor Larry Bowlin, Jr. officiating. Family will greet friends from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday, March 30, 2009 at Strode Funeral Home. Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born on June 5, 1950 in Staunton, VA to George Calvin Waller, Sr. and Opal Irene Lemon Waller. He graduated from Cyril High School in 1969 with many achievements and honors including Class President.
He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. While at OSU he began his Air Force career in the ROTC program. He was commander of the OSU Thunderbird Squadron’s Arnold Air Force Society and continued four years of active service. He served 20 more years in the reserve flying the Red Cross Medical Airlift Command plane and retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also flew for 25 years as a commercial airline pilot with Republic and Northwest Airlines, both domestic and internationally.
He was an avid OSU fan and enjoyed all sporting events.
He was a faithful and active member of Bible Baptist Church and participated as a choir member and served with the Men’s Group. His love for the Lord grew under the leadership of this special body who became his second family.
He was a loving son, treasured brother, caring uncle, helpful neighbor, and faithful friend. He will always be remembered for his contagious laugh, loving spirit, and genuine acts of kindness.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by one brother, Earl Waller and his wife Lisa of Camden Wyoming, DE; three sisters, Jeanie Acker and her husband Frank of Idabel, OK, Linda Bowlin and her husband Larry of Raleigh, NC, and Ruth Hardwicke and her husband Sid of Wilmington, NC; three nephews, Blake Waller, Jonathan Hardwicke, and Larry Bowlin and his wife Ellen; six nieces, Alexis Waller, Jennifer Acker, Staci Turpin and her husband Rusty, Lisa Austin and her husband Bobby, Sydney DeWolf and her husband Warren, and Kim Marx and her husband Jon; four great nephews, Jonah Turpin, Reece Turpin, Sutton Marx, and Cooper Marx; five great nieces, Jalin Austin, Abianne Austin, Hope Bowlin, Joy Bowlin, and Grace Bowlin; and other relatives and many special friends too numerous to mention.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Cal’s niece, Lisa Austin, battling cancer by visiting www.thelisaaustinfund.com, Bible Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1985, Stillwater, OK 74076, or Humane Society of Stillwater, 1710 S. Main St., Stillwater, OK 74074