Arthur Melvin Waller


Arthur Melvin Waller, 67, of Center, Texas, passed away on August 23, 2019 in Nacogdoches, Texas, after a lengthily illness. He was born on October 25, 1951 in Kerrville, Texas to Arthur Pershing Waller and Jimmie Louise Yarborough Waller. 


A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Center Christian Fellowship Church. 


Melvin graduated from Center High School with the Class of 1970. He worked for several large companies before establishing Waller Construction, servicing Shelby County and the surrounding areas for 30 years.  Deciding to continue his education, he obtained a teaching certificate in April 2011 and began educating young minds in Construction Technology at Center High School. 

Melvin was dedicated to his family and never hesitated to help out and do whatever was necessary to fill any need.   He was instrumental in teaching work ethics and values to his nephews and nieces. Spending time with family was one of his favorite things to do.  His wit and humor kept us all laughing and waiting to see what was going to happen next.  Melvin had such a generous heart and as a matter of fact one could say that his heart was too big for his body.  His life's motto was "give to others" and that was exactly what he did.  No sacrifice was too great or small. He was a master builder and could build just about anything and enjoyed whatever he did.  He was also loved artwork at which he was equally gifted.  He was a Christian and not even death can steal the memories that he leaves with us all. 


Melvin is survived:



Thomas Waller and wife, Brenda of Center, Texas


Kathy Hagler and husband, Jimmy of Center, Texas
Annie Waller Fisher of Hot Springs, Arkansas

Family workforce, nephews, and nieces:
David Brittain
Heath Hagler
Brian Adams
Josh Waller
Joel Waller
Chris Adams
Nicole (Nickel) Styles
Stephanie Waller



He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur P. and Louise Waller; sister, Beth O’Donnell; and brothers-in-laws, Dean Fisher and Michael O’Donnell.


The family is being served by Mangum Funeral Home in Center.


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