Thursday, March 7, 2013
John Miller Waddill of Saluda, North Carolina, died on March 1, 2013. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina, Oct 2, 1927. At the age of 17, Mr. Waddill enlisted in the United States Navy, proudly serving his country during World War II. He retired from Santee River Wool Combing Company. He is a member of Church of the Transfiguration in Saluda, NC; previously, he was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pinopolis, SC.
He is survived by his wife, Alice; daughters, Sarah, (David) and Mary Virginia (Russell Kim); sons John and Erick; grandchildren Seth, Ross (Elizabeth), Sarah Rose, Lo Rae, Dillon, Lindsey, Andrew, and one great grandson. He is also survived by his sister, Virginia Garrett; sister-in-law, Janette Schumann, and beloved nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ellen Schumann; sister, Mary Pye; brothers-in-law, Lucian Pye, Joe Garrett, and Sam Schumann Sr.
John was a man of deep faith and active in his churches. An artist from birth, he brought joy and happiness to all he knew. He will be lovingly remembered by many, including his beloved dog, Belle.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to, Trinity Episcopal Church, PO Box 4678, Pinopolis, SC 29469, or Church of the Transfiguration, PO Box 275, Saluda, NC 28773.
Services honoring John's life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Pinopolis, SC, Saturday, March 9th at 4pm and Church of the Transfiguration, Saluda, NC, Saturday, March 16 at 2pm. Please join family at the parish hall following services.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.ashevillemortuaryservices.com.