John Miller Waddill

Published 2:48 pm Monday, March 4, 2013

John Miller Waddill of Saluda 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; previously, he was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Pinopolis, S.C.

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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 and 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, N.C. 28773.

Services honoring John’s life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, Pinopolis, S.C., Saturday, March 9 at 4 p.m. and Church of the Transfiguration, Saluda, N.C., Saturday, March 16 at 2 p.m.  Please join family at the parish hall following services.