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Waller, Frederick J.

Waller, Frederick J.

September 15, 1940 — October 7, 2021

Frederick J. Waller, 81, a lifelong resident of Kansas City, Missouri passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 7, 2021. He was born September 15, 1940, to Carroll and Leola Waller, the youngest of 2 boys.

As a teenager he accepted Christ and was baptized at Paseo Baptist Church along with his brother. Fred attended Lincoln High School from 1955-1959, Fred was on the Rifle team, a member of the C.O.E Club, a Hi-Y Drum Major, he also received a Chicago Tribune Award. Lincoln is where he graduated at the early of 16, but couldn’t receive his diploma until he was 18.

Fred joined the United States Air Force in June 10, 1961, where he received his certification to fly planes. He was later discharged on June 18, 1965 honorably.

Fred was a jack of all trades, from carpentry, to drawing, to fixing cars, you name it….he done it! Out of all the things he did, his biggest passion was singing. In the early 60’s Fred joined a group called the Fabulous Idols, as a bass singer, drummer and piano player. Later they put out an album with Keneco Records with hits like, “Baby” & “Nellie”.

Fred later went to work for Data Documents ( later named Intelimail ). He was employed as a Print Machine Operator from 1967 - 2001. He later retired from there after 34 years, in 2001.

In the early 80’ s Fred tried his hand in being a producer, going by the name of W & W Productions. He produced people such as, Ira Wilkes, Nya & Rene and a group everyone knows and loves called the Bloodstones. He also was trying to produce an all girls group which consist of his daughter Rhonda & her 2 best friends, Kristie & Jaime.

In June of 1979 Fred met Evone Taylor and fell in love! In 1981 they married.

He was preceded in death by his father Carroll Waller, mother Leola Waller and great nephew Paris Taylor. He leaves to mourn his wife Evone Waller of 40 years. Two daughters Rhonda Waller of Kansas City, Missouri & Linda Everett ( Clyde Everett) of Tampa, Florida; One son Edward “Earl” Finley of Tampa, Florida, One Brother Carroll “Butch” Waller II (Gerri Waller) of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Mother in law Patrica Taylor of Kansas City, Missouri; 3 Brother in Laws Virgil Taylor, Andre Taylor, & Nathan Taylor all of Kansas City, Missouri, 3 Sister in Laws Angela Grandville (Jasper Grandville), Andrea Hammond (John Hammond), & Tylisha Taylor all of Kansas City, Missouri, 5 Grandkids and 7 Great Grandkids, 2 Nieces that were like his daughters Rashanda Hardiman & Nia Taylor and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Saturday, October 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Saturday, October 23 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

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I was very fortunate to have you in my life for the time that I had. The only man that I could ever call "Dad". Glad to have crossed paths with you in my lifetime. You were the best.

Marcell Gilliam



We send our love and condolences. Sorry we can't be there in person. Fred was a wonderful man. My heart hurts for you take solus in knowing you will see him again. Lord rest his soul. Love you all.

Deborah Thompson, Kim Webb

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