|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1933|
|Death: ||Aug. 31, 2010|
MOUNT VERNON DEMOCRAT - Mount Vernon, Indiana - Wednesday September 8, 2010 - Page A3
Carlton "Tiny" Waller, age 77 of Mt. Vernon, died Tuesday August 31, 2010 at the Mt. Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was born April 3, 1933 in Evansville the son of Theodore R. and Ruth Evelyn (Jefferson) Waller.
He grew up in Mt. Vernon and attended Booker T. Washington and Lincoln High School. He was a very active participant in the school arts including leading roles in the plays. Carlton's love for baseball was an integral part of his life. He played baseball in high school and later dropped out for an opportunity of a lifetime. He was being eyed by several major league teams, including the St. Louis Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles) and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Under the supervision of the Evansville Braves, he spent several weeks in spring training with the Boston Braves organization, (now the Atlanta Braves). After his baseball career ended he ejoyed many years unpiring local baseball games for the kids of Mt. Vernon. Carlton worked for the Mt. Vernon Wastewater Treatment Plant where he become the Superintendent for over 35 years. A street has been dedicated in honor of his name, (Carlton Lane). His passion for politics led him to campaign for many local candidates which led him to become a Democratic Precinct Committeeman for several years.
He is survived by eight children, Yvette Waller, Anthony Givens, Carla T. Maddox, Angie Levingston, Shawn Givins, Dawn Owens, Rodyen Givens, and Alicia Waller; 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Mary F. Waller; neices & nephews, Dollene (Dolly) Waller, Marcia (Waller) Tyus, Yolonda (Gayle) Waller, Carlton D. Waller, Roland Waller, and Ruth Monica Waller; cousins and loving friends. Beyond his children he spent considerable time with Sue Young, Dennis Givens, and James Givens. His extended family also included, Marjorie "Baby Sister" (Jones) Leftwich, LaConia Ricketts and Kevin Jones.
Carlton was preceeded in death by his parents; one brother, Theodore A. Waller (Junior), nephew, Ricky Waller and neice, Velitta Waller.
Funeral service was Friday, Sept. 2 at the Austin-Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Burial was in Bellefontaine Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.austinfuneralhome.com.
The family would like thank Mt. Vernon Nursing & Rehab staff Bill and Lynn Stenback of Austin-Stenback Family Funeral Home for the loving care given to their father.
Theodore Roosevelt Waller (1903 - 1986)
Ruth Evelyn Jefferson Waller (1911 - 1983)
Theodore Allen Waller (1931 - 1980)*
Carlton R. Waller (1933 - 2010)
Created by: Derric Deon
Record added: Oct 01, 2010
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