Ronald "Ron" Leon Waddle, 73, of Mount Holly, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Columbus, Indiana on October 7, 1946, the son of the late William Marvin Waddle and Lucille Hatton Waddle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two siblings, Gerry Waddle and Teresa Crosby. Ron served his Country in the United States Army and was a member of the Harrisburg VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing on Terrace Lake in Indiana, visiting the mountains, and working in his yard. He moved to Mt. Holly from Columbus, Indiana in 1981.
Ron is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gwendolyn Mitchem Waddle; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Brian Whitesides and Teresa, Richard Allan Whitesides and Jeannie; brother and sister-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Sandi Waddle; grandchildren, Justin, Josh, Kelsey, Courtney, Zach, Kyle; eight great grandchildren; and his furbaby Rusty.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020, 2:00 P.M. at Benson Funeral & Cremation Services with the Rev. Ron Davis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. prior to the service. Interment will follow the services at Evergreen Cemetery, Belmont with full military honors. Pallbearers will be Brian Whitesides, Billy Crosby, Gerry Waddle, James Moose, Rick Whitesides, and Richard Waddle.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, Gaston Hospice, P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054; The American Cancer Society, https://donate3.cancer.org; or The American Heart Association, www2.heart.org.
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