Wendell Waldroop

Wendell Waldroop

Wednesday, February 13th, 1935 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Wendell Waldroop, 85, of Franklin, went home to be with his Lord on Friday, February 28, 2020.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Grady and Nancy “Nannie” Battles Waldroop. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Keith Waldroop; four brothers, Siler, Quinton, Bob and Rusty Waldroop; three sisters, Belva Anderson, Katherine and Ethel Waldroop. Wendell retired from General Motors after forty years and then went on to work in the real estate field for thirty years in NC and MI. He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed picking the guitar, singing and telling a good story. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Wendell is survived by his wife, Shirley Tippett Waldroop; two sons, Mitchell Waldroop of Franklin, and Vincent Waldroop (Brenda) of Lake Orion, MI; two brothers, Mickey Waldroop (Charlene) and Howard Waldroop (Betty) both of Marietta, Ga. He also is survived by five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am, Saturday, March 7th at Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Rev. Guy Duvall and Rev. Steve Reeves will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, March 7th, 2020 11:00am
    Ridgecrest Baptist Church
    206 Ridgecrest Baptist Church Road
    Franklin, NC 28734
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Jessie Sweatman Wilson

Posted at 12:08pm
My thoughts and prayers are with the family!


Posted at 06:07pm
May the "Peace that Passeth Understanding" keep my Ole Buddy's family during this difficult time.

Robert and Florene Watford Posted at 09:44pm

Wendell sold us three homes back in the 90’s, we have often spoke of him . He was patient with us being from Florida he helped us find the homes we wanted. We reminisced about his personality and especially how he lovingly spoke of his “Little Lady”.

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