Thomas Forkner, Sr.

  • Born: June 14, 1918
  • Died: April 26, 2017
  • Location: Johns Creek, Georgia

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Thomas Forkner Sr.

Co-founder of the Waffle House restaurant chain…

Thomas Forkner Sr., who co-founded the Waffle House restaurant chain in the 1950s, has died at 98. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Blessings to your family

Posted by A friend   September 18, 2017

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Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   May 04, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to Forkner family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   May 02, 2017

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Milwaukee, WI   May 02, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn, sustain your family during this difficult time - Isaiah 61:1, 2.

Posted by Mrs. Lynch - Bear, DE   May 01, 2017

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My , Grandfather Will Never Forget Ur Waffles ...... Tommy So , Stay In Touch !!!!!! & Farewell Brother Tommy But , Let A Man Examine Himself & So Let Him Eat That Bread ????? & Drink Of That Cup ........ Corinthians Chapter 1:12:28

Posted by Cameron Todd Stein - Greenville, RI   May 01, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   May 01, 2017

You brought many waffles and much joy to many. You will be missed.

Posted by Alexander Dough - Johns Creek, GA - acquaintance   May 01, 2017

Waffle House is always my happy place on the road, an icon on the highway and truly "Americas Diner".

You were part of a good thing

Posted by Mike Perreault - St Aug, FL   May 01, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one.

Posted by A friend   May 01, 2017

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Posted by Kimberly Johnson    April 30, 2017

Our condolences to the family of Mr. Forkner. I wish you strength and comfort from above. Pray to the Most High as Jesus did for comfort ,John 17:1-3

Posted by bvd - GA   April 30, 2017

Marti,
My sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. You loved him greatly from the first time we met at Callaway Hall. I hope you rely on your many wonderful memories to sustain you. May God bless you and your family.
Paulette Bernheim Garton

Posted by Paulette Garton - Columbus, MS   April 30, 2017

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Posted by Ann Stokman    April 30, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by J    April 30, 2017

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Posted by Karen DuBose-Cook    April 30, 2017

I remember you telling me once, many moons ago, when I asked how do we become successful in life and ill never forget you telling me to always put God first, pay your tithes n take care of yourself so you can take care of others.I've never forgot that.I've always made it thru the hard times remembering your words.I enjoyed working with the Forkner family...I know your dancing n heaven w Mrs. M....Tom Jr...Im sending hugs n prayers your way.peace be with your family..hope to see yall soon...Ms Angie M

Posted by Angie Mcpherson - Stockbridge, GA - friend   April 29, 2017

With sympathy wishing you many peace filled memories (2nd Thessalonians 3:16)"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace constantly in every way. May the Lord be with all of you."

Posted by C. Watts - Chicago, IL   April 29, 2017

To the family of Thomas Forkner Sr. sorry for the loss of your loved one. May you rely on the God of comfort and all your beautiful memories to sustain you.

Posted by Kennedy    April 29, 2017

Condolences to the Thomas Forkner Sr.family may you find peace from God during your time of grief.Read Room.15:33

Posted by Tyler    April 29, 2017

My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Forkner's family and friends during this time of grief.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

Please accept our condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

Condolences to the Forkner family from Jean's next door neighbor in Calloway Hall. Your father was apparently a fine man, and I wish you peace and comfort at this time.

Posted by - Fort Worth, TX   April 29, 2017

My condolences to the Forkner family. I hope you are surrounded with kind words, good memories and the comfort that only God can provide.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

The children of the late Jessie Solomon pray God's comfort on the Forkner Family. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

To The Family Of Thomas Forkner Sr.
My condolences to the family on the loss of your dear beloved one. May the God of all comfort,comfort you and grant you peace now and in the days aheads.

Posted by R C - IL   April 29, 2017

At the end of a legacy is a life of love and memories. Hold tight to those memories and allow them to comfort you. May the God of comfort bring you peace and love to endure.

Posted by McGhed - GA   April 29, 2017

I would like to send my condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

The Waffle House in Anderson,S.C. was like our second office back in 70's. We operated a used car lot next door. Lot's of memories. Thank you and may God comfort all at this time of loss...

Posted by Mike Grayson - Lincolnton, NC   April 29, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Forkner family.

Posted by A friend   April 29, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Rev. 21:4 - GA   April 28, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Forkner family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    April 28, 2017

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Goodbye Mr Forner. May his family and friends be comforted by our great God who gives in a large way. God love you.

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2017

My deepest condolences to the family. I truly hope in this difficult time, you find peace in the god of all comfort.

Posted by Anne    April 28, 2017

Godspeed, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Rest Thomas, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   April 28, 2017

To the family you have my condolences. We are all looking forward to a time when death will be a thing of the past. -Isaiah 65:17

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Posted by A friend   April 28, 2017

I have had and continue to have wonderful experiences whenever I visit the Waffle House. The menu is amazing and the deals are great. Mr. Forkner's memory will continue to live on for ages.

Posted by S.J - NJ   April 28, 2017

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   April 28, 2017

Tom Jr. & Allison ~ my thoughts & prayers go out to you & everyone in your families at this time. 98 years of precious memories... and yet there is never enough time.

Posted by Allana Kyall *FORSYTH* - Roswell, GA   April 28, 2017

May the hearer of prayer comfort you all throughout this most difficult time.
Matthew 21:22 -

Posted by Rhonda - TX   April 28, 2017

So sorry to hear about Tom, but I know he has a big smile on his face with Martha at his side. They were both very lovely folks.

Posted by Carol Horton - Duluth, GA   April 28, 2017

I have known this family for almost 30 years,Had a close relationship with Tom.Never did Tom have an unkind word for anyone.I enjoyed our many rounds of golf together.He taught me much more than golf,The way he lived his life changed mine,Mikie

Posted by Michael Marksberry - buford, GA   April 28, 2017

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Rest in Peace

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   April 28, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Lyn - FL   April 28, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2017

Truly saddened to hear about Thomas Forkner Sr.'s passing. His fine legacy will surely be remembered. I hope to meet him in Paradise! (Luke23:43)

Posted by A friend   April 28, 2017

We'll miss you !

Posted by Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS   April 27, 2017

to the Forkner family so sorry for your lost,my thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.(revelation21:3-4)

Posted by Lee Lockett - Jacksonville, FL   April 27, 2017

I really enjoyed every visit to waffle house while i was a truck driver. So thanks and may you rest in peace. May god comfort your family

Posted by Buk Prive - phx az   April 27, 2017


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