Obituary for Rev. George Thomas Waddle
Rev George Thomas Waddle, age 87, husband of Mariea Calico Waddle, died Monday, August 28, 2017 at the St. Joseph Berea Hospital.
Born November 29, 1929 to Samuel William Waddle and Bennie Belle Duke Waddle in Frog Level, KY, he was a graduate of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a Diploma in Theology.
He was called to pastor Westside Baptist Church where he served for 35 years. Not only did he shepherd the flock of Westside Baptist, he was a pastor to the entire community of Berea. He was a founding member of the Berea Volunteer Fire Department and later served as the Chaplain for the Berea Fire Department.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Roberts Waddle, daughter Terry Roberts Waddle, two brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by his wife Mariea, children Tommie Jo Cooper (Kent); Stephen William Waddle (Fran); Bennie Duke Davis, Chris Waddle (Brittany); and Karen Whorral (Buddy). George was proud grandfather to Stephanie Knowles, Bradley Cooper, Stephen Andrew Waddle, Erin Lynn Oberg, William Davis, Mary Elizabeth Timm, William Davis, Betty Louise Hagar, Amber Riley, and Megan Lovaas. In addition he leaves behind 27 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Westside Baptist Church with Rev Albert Griffin and Rev. Mark Sarver officiating. Burial will be in the Somerset Cemetery in Somerset, KY. Pall bearers will be Brad Cooper, Andy Waddle, Willie Davis, James Davis, Buddy Whorrall and Nathan Oberg.
Visitation will be held on Friday evening, from 6pm – 9pm at Westside Baptist Church in Berea. Lakes Funeral Home in Berea is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.