Austin Daniel Waller
March 25, 1989 - April 30, 2024

Austin Daniel Waller, born on March 25, 1989, in Jacksonville, NC, went home to be with the Lord at the young age of 35 on April 30, 2024, at his Home.

Graduating from Jacksonville High School, Austin discovered his love for music while playing the viola in the orchestra and exploring his talents in acting and theatrics. This passion led him to pursue further studies in the subject at UNC-Wilmington.

He worked for the Technical Support Department at UNC-Wilmington. He was a talented employee who was recognized and respected for his knowledge of computers. Beyond his studies and career endeavors, Austin’s interests were as diverse as they were fascinating – from collecting dinosaur and dragon figurines to immersing himself in the world of gaming, especially video games. He also enjoyed computer animation, role playing and never lost the love for music.

A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Austin’s faith was an integral part of his life. He served honorably for 2 years on a mission trip in Salt Lake City, South Utah.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving parents, Daniel T. Waller and Diane (Harper) Waller of Jacksonville; sister, Anita Ashabranner (Paul Gaffney) of Jacksonville; nephew, Robert Johnson (fiancé, Sarah Hatton) and niece, Crystal Elsner (Hunter).

A Celebration of Life to honor Austin will be held on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 4:00 pm util 7:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 300 Brynn Marr Rd, Jacksonville, NC 28546.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints Philanthropies at philanthropies.churchofjesuschrist

To know Austin is to know of his loud, unmistakable laugh and his quirky, creative personality. A unique soul who touched the lives of many, he will be deeply missed by all who loved and knew him.

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Coastal Cremations of Jacksonville is serving the family.


13 Comments

  • Laurie Pofahl Posted May 2, 2024 11:44 am

    There are no words to adequately express my sorrow for your loss. My prayer is that you are comforted by your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness and the infinite love of our Heavenly Father and our Savior. President. Nelson said,”The only way to take sorrow out now death, is to take love out of life.” Much love to your family at this time.

  • Remillia Wyhlidko Posted May 12, 2024 2:22 am

    You used to say to all your friends “fight on” and “g’knight.” Going to miss it immensely. I’m so sorry. I wish I had said more, sooner. We will keep fighting on for you and I hope you can rest easy. G’knight.

  • Peter Eldritch Posted May 12, 2024 1:11 pm

    I am so sorry to read this. He was a good friend online for many years, with a lot of laughs and jokes to be had. It was impossible to feel angry or upset when he was around. He had a positive way of looking at things and always happy to listen. This is a true loss. My prayers go out to everybody in mourning.

  • David Ortega Posted May 12, 2024 3:29 pm

    It’s difficult to come up with words to express my disbelief and sadness on finding this out. He was such a good friend and amazing person to talk to. A few days before his passing I had been struggling with something of my own and he reached out telling me that even though he didn’t know what I was going through he’d be there to help me with whatever I need and I expressed my thanks, I only wish I could’ve done the same for him. My prayers go out to the family and others who knew him more personally.

    Rest well my friend, you will be missed.

  • Vivian V. Posted May 12, 2024 3:34 pm

    You were a good friend, and without you I wouldn’t be around many of the friends I have now. Whatever awaits you in the next life, may it be full of joy, and an endless number of new wonderful experiences.

  • Daniel Posted May 12, 2024 3:44 pm

    Thank you for all the memories. I will never forget you.

    Until we meet again, goodbye my friend.

  • Kei M. Posted May 12, 2024 4:22 pm

    Everyone that had met him online will agree with me. An amazing story teller and talented man! He also cared for others and checked up on friends whenever they struggled. The world lost a great soul. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this time of mourning.

    Until we meet again my, Sir!

  • Lane M. Posted May 12, 2024 4:46 pm

    I knew you solely through the impact you had on my loved one and that alone is a testament to your impact and heart. Your loss will be felt for a long time to come, but so will the positive light you shed on the lives of everybody you touch. May you rest easy

  • Chyna H. Posted May 12, 2024 9:51 pm

    Austin was a great friend of mine for the last eight or so years. He was a teacher, a warrior, a caregiver, and most of all an inspiration. Anyone who has met him would agree that they were better for having known him. The world has lost one of its most brilliant and creative minds, and it will never be the same. But in honor of him, and as he would say: Fight on.

  • Kiri G Posted May 16, 2024 1:59 pm

    Austin was such an amazing person who had such a creative and kind mind, Each time we played online it was a wonder to see what would be thought up.
    You will be missed by many, rest well.
    Farewell friend, Fight on

  • DJ Perez Posted May 16, 2024 2:44 pm

    I met Austin in 2021 during our time together apart of a roleplay group that we both were in. When i became apart of his crew he welcomed me in open arms and ready to tell an amazing story with all of us. He always put the group first over his own needs, (which we regularly scolded him for because he deserved to take care of himself too) and always fought for us when we were putting up with abuse from the admins of the project. He went to bat for us time and time again. His presence helped cement all of us in that group as our own little family and gave us so many lasting memories. On top of that he was so damn creative it was inspiring. He always had an idea going on in his head and I always admired how passionate he was able to be when he was interested in something. I hope he is able to find peace and hope that where he is, the angels are able to enjoy the same stories we did.

    For one last time

    So long Space Cowboy.

    Talaris Forever.

  • Avary Phillips Posted May 17, 2024 2:11 am

    I am deeply saddened to hear that he has left us. Austin had made a big impact in my life. He helped me a year ago by letting me live with him for most of the year. He helped me grow as a person so much and realize more of the things I wanted to do in life. He was such a chivalrous man that I very much appreciated. I enjoyed a lot of the stories he created and looked forward to so much more, now those stories shall be engrained into my memories. I am glad to have had him in my life. G’knight to such an amazing man.

  • Jason Boester Posted May 18, 2024 4:47 pm

    Austin was a blast to have around and although I didn’t interact with him much, when I did he was the best person to be around. Watching him be a game master for the Roleplays he was in was inspirational, and how he interacted with friends was even more so. I’ll forever cherish his kindness and ability to make everyone in the room smile.

    Rest easy Noble Knight


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