NEWPORT NEWS - Charles 'Gilbert' Waller, 73, passed away on Monday, April 19, 2010.
He was a native of Hampton and had been a resident of Newport News for 50 years.
Mr. Waller retired from Sup-Ship Newport News as a Supply Coordinator and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Lions Club in Newport News and served as Host-President from 1993 to 1994. He was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, was a Hampton High 'Crabber', volunteer for Contact Peninsula and received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award by the Lions Club Foundation.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Zella Mann Waller and Charles Godwin Waller.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Frances Southall Waller; daughter, Alice Zimak and husband, Gary; two sons, John 'Mark' Waller and Adam M. Waller; sister, JoAnn Beninger; five grandchildren, Miriah, Joshua and Sterling Waller and Tara and Lindsey Zimak; and one great-grandchild, Lilian Rose Tillis.
The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m., also at the funeral home following the visitation and will be officiated by Dr. R. Furman Kenney.
Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
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Published by Daily Press from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2010.