Carl August Walz, 82, passed away September 15th at home under the compassionate care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. He was born and raised in Savannah, the son of Gustav and Lucille (Johnson) Walz. After graduating from Savannah High School in 1957, he attended Georgia Tech and received a civil engineering degree (class of 1963). He founded Walz Builders of Georgia in 1973, building residential and commercial buildings including Georgia and South Carolina welcome centers, interstate weigh stations, and countless truck and rail scales throughout the eastern U.S.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Walter and Gus Jr, and nephew Walter Louis Walz Jr.
He is survived by his wife Brenda of fifty-four years, his children Shelley August Thompson (Peter), Hayes Walz (Chene), Courtney Dorsett (Andy), and Jennifer Werlinger (Eric), his grandchildren Asher, Anabel, and Tallulah Walz, and Layton and Brooks August Werlinger. The extended family includes Joan and David Honeycutt and multiple generations of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Special thanks to Dr. Timothy Daugherty and staff for twenty-three years of excellent care; and Amber and Barry Flagg for treating Carl like family. In recognition of Carl’s love for animals, the family requests donations to your local animal shelter or Humane Society. The family plans to celebrate Carl’s life with a gathering this fall.