Hunter C. Waldrop

Published 9:48 am Friday, September 6, 2013

Hunter Charles Waldrop, 89, formerly of Park Street, Columbus, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 in White Oak Manor, Tryon.

Born in Polk County, he was the son of the late Charles Otis and Ardell Phillips Waldrop.  He was the widower of Edna Barnett Waldrop, who died in 2006.

Hunter was a veteran of the U.S Army, serving as a medic in Europe, France, Germany and Italy during WWII and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He retired from Firestone Steel in Spartanburg, S.C. after 24 years of service. Mr. Waldrop was a member of Columbus Baptist Church.

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Surviving are three sons: Danny Waldrop (Darlene) of York, Penn., Tony Waldrop (Julee) of Orlando, Fla., and Neal Waldrop (Tammy) of Mill Spring; and a brother, Joe Waldrop of Tryon. Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Jeremy Waldrop (Anna), Leigh Ann Waldrop Highsmith (Brandon), Kevin Waldrop (Jolene), Rob Waldrop, Elizabeth “Libby” Waldrop, Cabe Waldrop (Courtney) and Dallas Waldrop; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Waldrop, and four sisters, Wilma Greenway, Libby Nodine, Lucille Scisom and Ruby Weaver.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Capps officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends from 10-10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, 130 Forest Glenn Dr. Columbus, N.C. 28722 or to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675

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