In 1972 Dr Waites showed me how my learning disability would become my own unique learning advantage. From a child who couldn't read to a college graduate who finished in the top 1% of his class...you presented me with a solution and showed me how to stand tall while remaining humble. You were love in action, thank you.
I did not personally know doctor Waites, but I have had the privelege of living with a man whom has thrived in his life as a direct result of the loving care and wisdom the doctor extended to him. My husband Matthew has always spoken so fondly of doctor Waites and so did his Mother, Lucy Phillips who as a result of having 3 dyslexic sons became a teacher to help other struggling youth. His amazing circle of love grows and expands everyday. Thank you for all your efforts dear man.
Thank you, God, for a wonderful man. Sleep sweet, you will be missed. Thank you for how you blessed so many lives with encouragement, strength and a twinkle in your eye.
Dr. Waites was a special man. He was a very kind person. He touched the lives of the children he helped as well as his staff.
This was a truly wonderful human being I was blessed to know for many years. Absolutely selfless, and as good as they come. One of my best memories was sitting in his living room, sharing a glass of special single malt Scotch. I knew I was in very rare air. He will never be forgotten for his kindnesses and his countless contributions to the world of medicine for children. Godspeed, Uncle Luke. A life well lived.
My daughter was diagnosed at the Waites Center at TSRHC and its been a miracle. Thank you for making an impact!
Dr.Waites saved our daughter from life in an institution - cannot tell you how many "doctor experts" we saw before being directed to Dr. Waites.
Today she is a productive member of our society - we are so grateful to this kind man.
Dr Waites is my hero, and I told him so when I attended Scottish Rite Hospital to train as a dyslexia therapist. My son is dyslexic, and I struggled to find him help. There was nothing for him in the public school setting. Today, the world is a much better place because of Luke Waites. He helped put laws in place that demand that dyslexic students reach their potential in Texas public schools.
To the family of Dr. Lucius Waites JR. I am so sorry to here of his passing. I must say I love what he has done for Scottish Rite Hospital in the area of Dyslexia and things he has done for so many children. I have two children with Dyslexia. I understand as a mother and working with children with Dyslexia how hard it is for families to understannd that big question (What is Dyslexia?)and how can I help my child. Well you Dr. Waites have proven to be great in helping families to discover it's nothing wrong with it. May God bless you. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear you have left us, Luke. What an inspiring life you led! Best wishes for joining cousin Molly in heaven. You will be missed.
He left the dyslexic community so much. My symphathies to the family
I was sadden to hear of Dr. Waites passing. My prayers are with his family,
In 1986, Dr. Waites diagnosed dyslexia in my little daughter, who was in kindergarten. Telling me "Don't ever let her get behind. Keep her ahead of the class" was such a driving force in educating Caitlin. Thank you, Dr. Waites, for the masses of children that you helped "not get behind". Your crown of jewels is adorned with one jewel for each child - it surely lights up the Heavens!
M.S., C.A.L.T.-Q.I., L.D.T., L.P.C.
It has been an honor to know this inspiring man who devoted his life to helping children, therapists and teachers to better understand physical and educational learning differences.
My sympathies to the family. I am grateful for all his work and love toward children in the field of Dyslexia.
I was saddened to hear of Dr. Waites passing and wish to extend my heartfelt sympathy to his family. As a therapist in training at Scottish Rite Hospital, it was always an honor to hear him speak to our class. I had the utmost respect for him and appreciate all that he contributed toward children.
For all the children whose lives you changed, Dr. Waites, I thank you.
I feel very blessed to have had Uncle Luke in my life. I have so many happy memories of him and Molly. I will always be grateful for the life changing opportunity to observe him with families and children at Scottish Rite. He was a wonderful man and I will always miss him.
I will be forever grateful for Dr. Waites' leadership and knowledge; he has changed the trajectory of so many lives in his passionate commitment to children with dyslexia. Please know that my sympathy for your loss is heartfelt.
What an inspirational man he was. He certainly earned his crown in heaven!
I will forever be grateful for Dr. Waites caring enough to take time to talk to a young mother whose child was having surgery. He just encouraged her by saying, "You need to be involved in something that is bigger than you are." That was the point that changed my life, and I interviewed to become a Language Therapist." Dr. Waites was so caring, kind and such a visionary. He will be missed so very much.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Waites. He was at Scottish Rite when I did my training, and when I taught in the lab for a short period of time. It was a priviledge for me tap into his experiences with children with dyslexia. I had such respect for him, his vast knowledge, and the manner in which he treated children.
Please accept my condolences.
The world has known a great individual filled with knowledge, insight, kindness,and compassion. May we each strive to live a life as beautiful! You will be missed dearly by me.
I am grateful for all that you have taught me. I will always remember the restorations of the old Rolls-Royces. You were a brilliant man! Thank you so much for all of the good memories. You will always be remembered.
I learned, today,of the passing of a wonderful and dedicated human being, Dr. Luke Waites. He inspired all of us, who worked with him at Texas Scottish Rite....As I read his obituary, my mind flashed to various enlightening conversations with him; and, I remembered his utter delight at a smorgasbord of chocolate made in his honor. It was his "drug of choice" and "not so guilty pleasure"!...The world and lives of many were enriched and blessed by this gentleman. He was an inspiration to all....Rest in peace, Dr. Waites. You earned it. Rozan Reed Williams (Dallas, Texas)
Thank you for everything you have done to help our dyslexic children. We will miss you.
When I was completing my dyslexia therapy training at T.S.R.H.-Dallas, I had the great fortune to meet Dr. Waites in a small group setting. He was a character, regaling us with humorous stories from his years working with students and parents. I feel so privileged to have had such an opportunity. He was well spoken and had a heart for the children for whom he advocated. He was a pioneer and will be remember for his great strides in dyslexia research.
I'm very sorry to hear of Dr. Waites passing. He has touched so many lives. I will be forever grateful for the training that I received from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia. Because of this training, my students will have opportunities that would never have been possible.
If you miss him go to his website www.lukewaites.com and watch his videos on dyslexia. He was a brilliant man and a good friend. I'll always remember him as one of my heros.
Dr. Luke, I'm going to miss you so much!! What an amazing man. I'm so glad I got the privilege of helping you with your computer. What an inspiration you were to me and my "hairy-legged" boys. An incredible example of your faith and love for lifelong learning. I learned so much from you. I know your beautiful bride is happy to have you by her side again and Heaven just got new angel to look after children all over the world! I'll miss you so very much. You're my favorite Dr!
Henry and I had both the pleasure and privilege of living as neighbors to Molly and Luke for 40 years, and our memories of both of them are legion. Luke was a constant source of thoughtful, provocative conversation ~ always willing to share a "must read" idea and eager to show us his latest project. His impact on the lives of teachers and children is immeasurable, and his legacy will endure for years to come.
We will miss him.
Dr. and Mrs. Henry Estess (Sandra) Dallas, Texas
To work with Dr. Waites was one of the greatest opportunities of my life. He leaves a legacy of children and teachers whose lives were forever changed by his work and teaching. He never gave up and taught us all to follow his example. Those of us who knew him are forever changed. He will be missed.
What a great man that was always so kind and always willing to help. He was a great Uncle and I will miss him deeply.
Dr. Waites was one of the finest, most humble, and generous people I have ever known. He was the champion of children with dyslexia, and is responsible for the enhancement of the education of thousands of children with dyslexia, and their families. He is also responsible for enlightening doctors, families, and educators by helping them understand that dyslexia is a medical problem with an educational solution. The number of academic language therapists, teachers, school administrators and fellow doctors who have benefitted from his wisdom is untold. I am so proud to say that he was my friend and mentor. We will miss you so much, Dr. Waites. Thank you.
I am saddened to hear of Dr. Waites' passing. I extend heartfelt sympathy to his family during this difficult time. I owe my career in the the field of teaching and service to individuals with learning disabilities to Luke Waites. Dr. Waites will forever be remembered as a southern gentleman and caring leader in the community. He will be missed tremendously.