Del B. Waller passed away peacefully at home in Mansfield, Texas on May 20, 2023, after a long and hard-fought battle with leukemia. Del was 69 years of age.
Del was born on May 4, 1954, in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He was the youngest of four children raised by his mother, Evelyn Mary Waller. Del was a graduate of Oklahoma State University and a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity. Del was a lifelong banker and was currently the President of Plains Capital Bank in Mansfield, Texas.
Del loved to golf and participated in many charity golf tournaments in and around the area. He was a member of Walnut Creek Country Club where he could be seen driving his Pistol Pete golfcart while frequently playing golf. He taught golf to the youth at Walnut Creek through the First Tee Program. He had been a member of the Noon Optimist Club in Arlington for many years and was a prominent board member for the Boys & Girls Club of Tarrant County where he was instrumental in planning and participating in the Par for The Kids Golf Tournament at Walnut Creek Country Club each year.
Although Del loved golf there was nothing more that he cherished in life more than his family, especially his wife, Stephannie, and son, Beaven. He was a wonderful husband and an exceptional father. He was self-less and stubborn ‘til the end in making sure that his family would be taken care of.
Del was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Mary Waller, sister Judy Waggoner, brother Bill Waller, and sister-in-law Becky Waller. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years Stephannie Waller of Mansfield, Texas, his beloved son Beaven Waller, his sister
Mary Kohnke of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and numerous nieces & nephews along with a multitude of other family & friends.
The family would like to thank Heart to Heart Hospice, especially Kristy Lehman for her constant loving care and nurses Abbee & Grace at Mansfield Methodist Hospital’s blood transfusion & day surgery department for taking such great care of Del always.
Del’s celebration of life will be on June 9, 2023, at First Methodist Mansfield at 2:00 pm in the sanctuary. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Del’s honor to support Boys & Girls Clubs in Arlington at bgcgtc.org/donations-2/.
Del was a simple man who liked simple things. He loved watching Law & Order, eating fast food and a good Chicken Fried Steak with lots of gravy and double fries, and above all listening to Beaven sing and watching him perform. Del touched many lives in his short time on this earth and he will forever be missed by those who loved him best.
God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
In His death, we find life. In our dying we are “born again:” to a new and everlasting life.
Faith is living by what is true. God is God. Heaven is true.
Quoted from one of many sermons given by Pastor Mike Ramsdell