Charles Asbury Waldrop, Jr.

charles waldrop, jr.
Charles A. Waldrop, Jr. Arden – Charles Asbury Waldrop, Jr., 85, of Arden, died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at Park Ridge Hospital. A native of Buncombe County, he was a son of the late Charles Asbury Waldrop, Sr. and Ella Lyda Waldrop. He was a member of Asheville First Baptist Church and was an Army Air Corps veteran, serving during WWII. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth Cauble Waldrop; one son, Charles David Waldrop and his wife, Laura, of Atlanta, GA; one daughter, Joan Waldrop Hill and her husband, Gerald, of Columbus, GA; one sister, Ann Waldrop Trull of Canton; three grandchildren, Jeff Hill and his wife, Carrie, Rick Hill and his wife, Shelley and Austin Waldrop; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 29, 2009 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with the Reverend Rufus Fisher officiating. Interment will follow at Greens Hills Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Flowers are appreciated or, for those who desire, memorial donations may be made to the Elizabeth House, 581 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC, 28731.

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  1. David, Even though I never met your Dad, I feel like I know him through you. He had to be a fine man. May you find some level of peace in the warm memories you have. God bless you and your entire family. Larry

  2. Words cannot heal the ache in your heart. Find strength and courage in your memories of your Dad. Our love and prayers are with you, your Mom and your family.

    Roger and Patsy Gardin

  3. Charlie was a good friend and will be deeply missed. What a blessing to have known him.

  4. Dear Friends,

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Charles.

    Joan, I have fond memories of your Dad when you and I were neighbors in Lilburn.

    Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.

    Dotty Weaver

  5. Brother David…..May God bless you and your family. You have so many friends who love you and our prayers are for you ….Claude

  6. Lib & Family,
    We are deeply saddened for the loss of your loved one. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and may God comfort you and give you peace in the days to follow.

  7. Lib, Joan and David,
    Mom and I were just talking about coming to see you after we heard from you a few weeks ago. We shouldn’t have waited! Mom is planning to be at the memorial service. Unfortunately, I will be giving end-of grade tests at school, but my heart will be with you. I will remember Charlie Waldrop as a kind and gentle man who was always so glad to see me. David, I would love to see you! I still have the picture of you that Daddy took at graduation so long ago.
    Take care; we love you all!
    Susan and Louise

  8. Dear Lib, I am so sorry and shocked to hear about Charlie.We worked many years together an Biltmore. He was a good man and a good friend.I don’t know what to say except God bless and comfort you. You are and your family are in my prayers. I loved him and you too. Ken

  9. Dear Lib, Joan, David and families,
    We are saddened to hear of Charlie’s home-going, yet we rejoice at the same time that he has now passed on to that he most longed for. What many, many good memories there are of childhood and teenage days, gardens, bees, guineas and so many things neighbors enjoy. We especially remember how Charlie was so sweet to our children, and they send their love as well. We will be praying for you in these natural days of grieving knowing that our Loving Heavenly Father knows exactly how you feel. We love you.
    David and Peggy Clark
    our daughters Lindsey Harrington and Sherri Wise

  10. Rick, Shelley, Gerald and Joan;
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Keith, Vicky, Luke and Libby

  11. Charles, Jr.’s strong faith was a witness to all during his life. His gentle strength and kindness toward others were an example to me (Steve) growing up. He will be missed here, but there is comfort in knowing he is home with the Lord free from all pain. Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to all the family.

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