Charles Edward “Bob” Waller

Charles Edward “Bob” Waller

December 16, 2021, 84, Goldsboro –

Charles Edward “Bob” Waller, 84, was received into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, December 16, 2021. Bob was born in Cabarrus County to the late Grady Lee Waller and Ruth Walter Waller on October 5, 1937. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Pat R. Waller; nephew, Reed Hall; and sister-in-law, Jean Rice.

Pouring into the lives of young people in the public school system, Bob began his career as a teacher and coach in the Goldsboro City Schools. He advanced into administration and later served as the Dean of Students and Director of the Small Business Center at Wayne Community College. After a successful career in education, Bob began a new profession in real estate, eventually retiring as the Vice-President of Crawford-Norwood Realty.

Always focused on the greater good of the world around him, Bob spent innumerable hours volunteering with Wayne County Mental Health, Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the American Cancer Society and maintained memberships with the TouchDown Club and the Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County. Additionally, he served 15 years with the Goldsboro City Schools Board of Education, 10 years on the Goldsboro City Council, was a member of the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce, and the United Way of Wayne County. In honor of his service above self and his generous spirit to help those around him, Bob was recognized with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor in the State of North Carolina for his distinguished career and dedicated service.

A long-time member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, Bob served in various capacities and faithfully attended worship with this body of Christ for over 60 years. Bob’s love of family came second only to the love of his Lord, and he strived to display his deep affection for his family in every way he could.

In all things, Bob’s greatest desires were focused on the people he encountered day-to-day. His life was one of service, love of family, dedication to his Lord, and commitment to his community.

A service to celebrate Bob’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20, 2021 in the sanctuary of St. Luke United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Baer officiating. The family will greet friends following the service in the fellowship hall. The service will be live-streamed on the website of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Bob is survived by his sons, Chuck Waller and wife, Lisa of Goldsboro, Scott Waller and wife, Donna of Goldsboro and Wes Waller and wife, Lorie of Goldsboro; grandchildren, Jessica Rozzi and husband, Kyle, Katherine Wilson and husband, Daniel, Grayson Camp and husband, Harrison, Savannah Waller, and Caroline Waller; great-grandson, Charlie; adopted son, Rev. C.B. Owens and family; sister, Millie W. Hall and husband, Howard; niece, Camilla Buckwell and husband Chip; great nephews, Josh Hall, Nick Buckwell and Tyler Buckwell; sister-in-law, Linda Higgs and husband Tommy; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Bob’s memory to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E. Pine Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530; American Red Cross, 600 N. George Street, Goldsboro, NC 27530; or Wayne Community College Foundation, P.O. Box 8002, Goldsboro, NC 27533.

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