Joe “Roger” Waddell, 81, of Arden, died Thursday, November 29, 2018 at his residence.
Born in Durham, NC, he was the husband of JoAnn (Dyer) Waddell of Arden, and a son of the late Bill P. and Mabel Neta (Hamby) Waddell.
Roger was the Founder and President of Asheville Heating & Cooling from 1971 until it closed in 2005. He was a US Army veteran, and loved to travel, read, play tennis, and work in his garden.
He attended Family of Faith Fellowship Church, Arden, and Crossroads Church, Asheville.
In addition to his wife of 55 years, Roger is survived by his children: Barry J. Waddell and his wife Susan of Candler; Cindy Waddell Hipps of Arden; and Andrew R. Waddell and his wife Kimberly of York, SC; 3 grandchildren: Brandon, Preston, and Lauren; one brother, Dan Waddell and his wife Nina; a sister, Mary Ann McMinn and her husband Ray, all of Asheville; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday, December 3, 2018 at Groce Funeral Home, 72 Long Shoals Rd., Arden. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Lewis Memorial Park, Asheville.
Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions in Roger’s memory may be made to Eliada Home, 2 Compton Drive, Asheville, NC 28806.