KENNETH RAY WADDELL, SR., 60 of Rt. 1 Pisgah Highway, Candler, went to be with our Lord on Friday, July 23, 1999, at his residence.

A native of Buncombe County he was a son of the late Albert Leslie and Etha Miller Waddell.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, James Waddell.

Mr. Waddell is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Dorsey Creasman Waddell; a son, Kenneth Ray Waddell, Jr. and daughter-in-law Selene Reeves Waddell; two daughtgers, Lisa Waddell Keever and Carol Waddell Brookshire and son-in-law, 'T-Bone' Brookshire; and four grandchildren. 'Poppy's little angels' are Daniel Dakota Waddell, Briannah Lynn Keever, Morgan Anne and Sarah  Madison Brookshire, all of Candler; brothers, Roy Waddell of Leicester and Michael Waddell of Greenville, SC; sisters, Betty Jean Jacobs of Bryson City, Carolyn Young and Brenda Johnson of Candler; numerous nieces and nephews; a special friend and 'other mother' Ruth Chapman.  A very special thank you to Stephanie, Greg, Willie and Marian, his wonderful Hospice nurses.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Sunday at White Rock Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Plemmons and the Reverend Richard Kinsland officiating.  Pallbearers will be Carl Johnson, Jimmy Young, Mike Boydston, Belton Davis, Brian Strickloand and Tony Creasman.   Honorary Pallbearers will be Tom Reeves and Neil Davis.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

His family will receive friends from 7:00 - 8:00 pm Saturday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue.

Memorials may be made to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 16, Asheville, NC  28802.

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