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James Ricky Waller

James "Ricky" Waller, 53 of Batesville passed away Monday, March 17, 2014 at White River Medical Center. He was born October 31, 1960 to the late Elmer Amos Waller and Agnes Evelyn Casebout Waller.

He loved sports. He was a fan of the Pittsburg Steelers. He also had a couple favorite TV shows, Seinfeld and the Andy Griffith Show. Ricky was the backbone of the family. He was a provider, hardworking, very generous, very kind, very protective, strong, and smart. He had a giving heart. He was a person who never wanted to disappoint anybody. He had a tremendous sense of humor. He loved all kids, his nieces, nephews, neighbor kids but he especially loved his grandkids. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his wife, Sandra Waller; two daughters, Kristie Nephew (Dennis) of Batesville, and Valerie Green (Randel) of Conway; five brothers, Bobby Waller (Shirley) of Clinton, Ralph Waller of Newport, Stan Waller (Jackie) of Cabot, Micky Waller (Robbin) of Ward, and Nicky Waller of Newport.; five sisters, Patricia Travis (Jim) of Greenbrier, Marie McClusky (Gerald) of Newport, Phyllis Seaton (Dan) of Jacksonville, Mary Thomas (Mike Clayton) of Heber Springs, and Anne Davidson (Tim) of Floral.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Amos Waller; two step-sisters, Ruby and Jessie Sue.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 5-8 PM at the Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at Powhatan Cemetery in Powhatan, Arkansas under the direction of Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to St. Jude's Hospital and Arkansas Children's Hospital.

  • Visitation

    March 19, 2014
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home

    2616 S. Main St.
    Searcy, AR
    (501) 279-9300

  • Graveside Service

    March 20, 2014
    2:00 PM

    Powhatan Cemetery

    Powhatan, AR

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We love you uncle Ricky! May you be in peace and know what is.

Posted by your family - jacksonville, AR - family   March 31, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Mr. Waller was a very good friend of mind he helped me and my family through hard times. I am so very sorry for your loss. His friend k and family

Posted by karen watson - beebe, AR - friend   March 19, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

every thing you say is so true. He was a loving giving person. He and my husband who passed 8 months ago were so close like brothers. They are together again I'm sure, doing their comedy for every one in heaven. I hope they enjoy it as much as I did, they always kept me laughing. But now I am crying because he will be so missed. Now all 3 of my Ricks are together once again in heaven. My husband and our 2 brothers. Love you guys forever.

Posted by Judy Harris - Vilonia, AR - close friend for 35 years   March 19, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Phyllis and Family,

So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy.

Posted by Tammie Orlicek    March 19, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM


I am saddened to hear about the loss of your brother. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to help out. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Steve Tune - Cabot, AR - Friend   March 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

Posted by Kim, Hannah and Haley McKee - Greenbrier, AR - Val's Mother-in-Law   March 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I was so shock at his passing I enjoyed the talks we had .I know now that him and Danny and my brother Charlie are together . He will be truly missed .My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time . god bless each of you

Posted by laura johnson - salisbury, NC - friend   March 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Neoma Farrar - Carthage, MO - Bobby's niece   March 18, 2014

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM