William J. Waller

December 24, 1958 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


William J. “Jody” Waller, 64, of Bath died peacefully with his family by his side at Bethlehem South Nursing and Rehab on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.  He was the husband of Stacy A. (McDaniel) Waller with whom he celebrated 30 years of marriage on February 6, 2023.  Born in Knoxville, TN, he was the son of William K. Waller and the late Maureen (Moore) Waller.  Jody received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee and was a member of Sigma Ki. Jody really enjoyed sports, especially the Tennessee Vols, Atlanta Braves and the PGA.  Jody loved the SEC and cherished the Vols back-to-back championships in ‘97 & ‘98.  Jody became an avid runner after his retirement. Jody was very fond of Christmas get togethers, family beach trips, and ballgames.  He enjoyed grilling out, having picnics in the Smoky Mountains, throwing a baseball around, playing cards, and listening to Hootie and the Blowfish and Billy Joel with the family.  He was a provider for his family and took great pride in the work he did.  He always had a special place in his heart for our family pets, Pete, Callie, and Winnie.  He always had a strong moral compass and would try to do right by everyone.  He was quick to volunteer to help others who needed it.  He always set a good example of how to be a gracious leader.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.       

Survivors: Wife, Stacy Waller of Bath, PA; father, William K. Waller of Knoxville, TN; son, Daniel K. Waller of Bethlehem, PA; stepdaughter, Audrey Conyers of Anderson, SC; sister, Jennifer Rutherford of Knoxville, TN; grandchild, Rylee Stofanak of Anderson, SC; father-in-law, John S. McDaniel, Jr. of Russell Springs, KY; brothers-in-law, Sam Looney of Alma, TN, John S. McDaniel III of Naples, FL, Brian Rutherford of Knoxville, TN; sister-in-law, Martha Smith of Bowling Green, KY; nieces, Olivia Rutherford, Laura Smith, Elleigh McDaniel Green, Heather Looney; nephews, Stephen Looney, Stuart Smith.  He was predeceased by his sister, Terri Looney and Stepmother, Ruth Waller.

Service: A Celebration of Jody’s Life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are being handled by the Cantelmi Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Jody’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or St. Luke’s Hospice, c/o the Development Office at St. Luke’s Hospital, 801 Ostrum St., Bethlehem, PA 18015,     


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