|Birth: ||Apr. 9, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2010|
ULYSSES G. "SPARKY" WALLER, SR., the son of Ulysses S. and Savannah Waller, was born April 9, 1924 in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The early years of his life were spent in Mount Vernon, where he joined Bethel AME Church.
He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Mount Vernon, Indiana and served in the Armed Forces during World War II. He recieved his Honorable Discharge in November 1945.
After the service, he was employed as a crane operator for the Veneer Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then worked for Chrysler Corporation and retired after 34 years of service. He loved his volunteer work at Flanner House as Youth Director for several years. He was affiliated with the Dust Bowl and President at Ozark Ike for years.
On February 8, 1943, he was united in marriage to Florence Elizabeth Dimmitt, who preceded him in death in 2004. This union produced four loving children: Judy (Waller) Edwards, Pamela Waller-Wood, Garland Waller, and Keith Waller.
God called Ulysses G. "Sparky" Waller, Sr. home on Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:20 a.m. at the age of 86. He leaves to cherish his memory: daughters, Judy Edwards (Choice) and Pamela Waller-Wood; sons, Garland Waller and Keith Waller (Tiffany); grandchildren, Kelli Edwards-McClain (Darren-fiance). Kerry Woods (Elizabeth), Krystal Wood-Lovely (Michael-fiance), Kevin Wood (Heather), Audrey Waller, Sydney Waller, Sophia Waller, Lola Waller, and Noah Rocco Waller, great-grandchildren, Blake McClain, Leah Lovely, Parker Edwards, Chase Lovely, Skye Wood, Kevin Wood Jr. and Diamond Shelton; sister, Marie Waller-Dimmitt; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
His parents and four siblings also preceded Sparky in death, father Ulysses Simpson Waller and mother Savannah Georgia (Pippin) Waller, sister: Alda Evelyn (Waller) "Ben" Woolridge , brothers: Frederick Douglas "Fred" Waller, Lales Van Cecil "Les" Waller, Alois Reginald "Al" Waller, and Everett Lee Waller.
Ulysses Simpson Waller (1890 - 1974)
Savannah Georgia Pippin Waller (1889 - 1936)
Florence Elizabeth Dimmitt Waller (1926 - 2004)
Ulysses Garland Waller (1951 - 2012)*
Everett Lee Waller (1911 - 1980)**
Frederick Douglas Waller (1913 - 2003)*
Alda Evelyn Waller Woolridge (1915 - 1985)*
Comd. Sgt. Maj. Lales Van Cecil Waller (1920 - 1997)*
Fleta Marie Waller Dimmitt (1921 - 2013)*
Ulysses Garland Waller (1924 - 2010)
Alois Reginald Waller (1927 - 1989)*
BELOVED HUSBAND AND FATHER
ULYSSES G "SPARKY" WALLER
1924 - 2010
Crown Hill Cemetery
Plot: Lot 771, Section 28
GPS (lat/lon): 39.81619, -86.1732
Created by: Derric Deon
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51209058