George Odis 'Sonny' Waltz

Sunday, March 19, 2017

George Odis "Sonny" Waltz, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on April 17, 1937 in Rockville to the late Ivery and Leona (Near) Waltz.

On Sept. 2, 1955 he married Charlotte (Bennett) Waltz. She preceded him in death March 26, 1999.

Sonny graduated from Green Township High School in 1955.

He was a truck driver for NAPA for many years. He also helped found the Marion County Deputy Horse Patrol in Indianapolis. Sonny enjoyed horse trail riding, and taking many trips to Missouri.

He attended Portland Mills Christian Church. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his five children, Debbie Waltz, Greenwood, Donna (Jim) Brown, Phoenix, Ariz., Deanna (Roger) Thompson, Port Arkansas, Texas, Darlene Standeford, Monrovia, Darrell (Kim) Waltz, Indianapolis; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister Virginia Greene, Kingman; and special friend for several years, Phyllis Webb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and sister, Barbara Beane.

Funeral service will be conducted at noon Wednesday, March 22 at Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, 301 E. Green St., Waveland, with Kipp Glenn officiating. Burial will follow in Portland Mills Cemetery.

Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 at the funeral home.

You are invited to visit where you may leave an online condolence for the family.

Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, Waveland, has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.