CDR and Mrs. David L. Waller

Lawrence Waller and Daughter Sherry Lynn

CDR Waller is the son of shipmate Lawrence Waller of Noble, OK.  CDR Waller served 15 years of active duty with the U. S. Marine Corps and is in his 8th year as a drilling reservist.  CDR and Mrs. Waller reside in China Lake, CA


Lawrence Alvin Waller passed away peacefully at the age of eighty-eight on December 11, 2013. Lawrence was born on August 23, 1925 in Gotebo, Ok. Mr. Waller honorably served his country in the US Navy during World War II. Aboard the USS HARRY LEE he drove troop landing vehicles ashore during some of the fiercest battles in the Pacific Theater. After the war he returned to Oklahoma to start a career and raise a family.

During the days of early television Lawrence traveled as a wholesale distributor throughout Oklahoma. He provided all the needed components to TV repairmen in communities large and small to ensure generations of that day could enjoy shows including everything from “I Love Lucy” to “Laugh In”.

In his final years Lawrence resided at the Ardmore Veteran Home where he had many friends, as he did throughout his entire life. Lawrence was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, as well as, four brothers and an infant son.

He is survived by a daughter, Sherry Wilson and husband Bobby, of Pensacola, Florida; and a son, David Waller and wife Martha, of Ridgecrest, California. Survivors also include four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. A private family service will be held.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to honor Mr. Waller and all our WWII Veterans should contact the Ardmore VA, Ardmore, OK.