Jo Ann Julia (Dyer) Waddell
October 1, 1942 ~ January 18, 2023
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Resided in: Arden, North Carolina
Jo Ann Julia (Dyer) Waddell, 80, of Arden, died Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in her residence.
Born in and a native of Buncombe County, she was the wife of the late Joe Roger Waddell, to whom she had been married 55 years before his passing in 2018. She was the daughter of the late Edward DV and Julia Minerva (Erwin) Dyer. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Dyer.
She was a member of Crossroads Church, Asheville.
Jo Ann was a homemaker, but also worked for a number of years as an operator for Bell South. Later in life, she worked for Belk at the Asheville Mall. She also sang on the radio in the 1950’s.
A lover of all birds and flowers, Jo Ann especially enjoyed crafting. She loved working with her father, creating different crafts in his workshop.
Jo Ann is survived by a daughter, Cindy Waddell Stultz and her husband Jerry of Charlotte; two sons: Barry Joe Waddell and his wife Susan of Candler, and Andrew R. Waddell and his wife Kimberly of York, SC; three grandchildren: Brandon, Preston, and Lauren; one brother, Donald Gene Dyer and his wife Raina; and one sister-in-law, Vivian Dyer.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 PM on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian with Pastor Mike Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Lewis Memorial Park, Asheville. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Crossroads Church Benevolence Fund, 20 S. Bearcreek Rd., Asheville, NC 28806, OR online at www.crossroadsasheville.com/give.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.
Graveside Service: January 23, 2023 1:30 pm
Lewis Memorial Park
415 Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804