Terry "Butch" Von Waller, 60, of Highlands passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018. Born in Tampa, Florida, he was the son of Lillian Zachary Waller and the late Albert Lendal Waller. He was the proud owner of Apple Real Estate and Construction and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, serving our country from 1977 ‑ 1980.
Butch was fortunate to share 27 years with "his rock, his angel, his lucky star", Susan Whittle Waller of Highlands, where they spent their 24 years of marriage. Additional survivors include his mother, Lillian Zachary Waller of Highlands; daughters, Michele Martin (Josh) of Woodstock, GA and Krista Chapman (Justin) of Ballground, GA; grandchildren, Rachel Chapman, Zachary Chapman, Karson Martin and Emory Martin and brothers, Ronnie Waller (Vickie) of Highlands and Kevin Waller of Highlands; mother‑in‑law, Virginia Whittle of Winston‑Salem, NC; brothers‑in law, Scott Whittle (Sharon) of Charlotte, NC and Spencer Whittle (Beth) of Winston‑Salem, NC and four nephews and two nieces. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his father‑in‑law, Robert Whittle.
Butch was an avid athlete who excelled in golf, baseball, softball, hiking and basketball. In addition he was an avid reader and he loved country music. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to anyone who was fortunate enough to know him. Upon meeting him, people instantly liked him and felt as if they had known him for years.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church in Highlands with Dr. Mark Ford officiating. Burial will follow at Highlands Memorial Park with military graveside rites. Spencer Whittle, David Reese, Gregg Pietras, Dabs Potts, Tommy Chambers, Justin Chapman and Josh Martin will serve at pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 ‑ 2:00 pm prior to the service at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Special Operations Warrior Foundation, PO Box 89367, Tampa, FL 33689 (specialops.org)
Online condolences are available at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Waller family.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
PO Box 89367, Tampa FL 33689