J.C. Waller Jr.


HOWE — J.C. Waller, Jr. passed away peacefully from this earth on July 4, 2017 at the Texoma Medical Center in Denison, TX.


He was born in the Farmington Community on September 14, 1926 the son of James C. (Tack) Waller and Annie Marie Barrow Waller. He lived his entire life within five miles from where he was born.


J.C. attended Farmington School and then graduated from Howe High School. He then served in the United States Army in Germany.


He married Carrie Ellen McLain on October 2, 1970 at the First Christian Church in Van Alstyne, TX. They have one son, Joe Henry Elliott of San Diego, CA.


J.C. was always involved in the local community. He was a member of the Howe Methodist Church, Howe City Council, Volunteer Fire Department serving as Fire Chief, Howe Athletic Booster Club, Howe PTA, Howe Ag Booster Club, Chamber of Commerce, Historical Society and he was a co-originating member of the Howe Ex Student Association. He was also a member of the Hall Cemetery Board. J.C. and his wife co-authored the Hall Cemetery Book. J.C was a Howe FFA Honorary Chapter Farmer and was involved in the Loy Lake Livestock Show, Grayson County Fair, he was a life member of Texoma Exposition and Livestock Show and a volunteer for Howe FFA students at Loy Lake. He was the Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the year” in 1997. J.C. served behind the scene for all the organizations his wife was involved in.


J.C. is survived by his wife Carrie of 46 years, son, Joe and his sister, Oma Waller Church of Dallas, TX.


He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Harold Lloyd Waller, sister, Annabelle Waller Selby, and sister, Helen Waller Robertson.


Donations may be made in J.C’s honor to the Save the Church Fund, P.O. Box 250 Howe, TX 75459.


Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, TX.


Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Howe Methodist Church in Howe, TX with Pastor Zach Landis officiating. Burial will follow at the Hall Cemetery in Howe, TX. Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne Parkway Van Alstyne, TX 75495.


Pallbearers will be Erick Akins, Randy Matthews, Chris Renfro, Tommy Robinson, Billy Joe Wheeler and Mike Thurston. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Rogers, James Lassiter and Ray Selby.


The online register book may be signed at www.scogginsfuneralhome.com