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David Earl "Turp" Waddell

January 20, 1956 ~ January 18, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old
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David Earl "Turp" Waddell Obituary

David Earl “Turp” Waddell, age 67 of Alto, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 18, 2024.

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on January 20, 1956, he was a son of the late Landrum Elijah & Annie Belle Gibson Waddell. Turp was a truck driver for many years and worked with Gus Simpson Trucking. In his spare time, he enjoyed tinkering with cars, NASCAR Racing, and collecting hats. Most of all, Turp loved his family very much and especially doted on his grandchildren. He was of the Church of God Faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Davida Lynn Waddell and by his brothers, William Waddell, Randy Waddell, & Joe Ray Waddell.

Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Rachel Luthi Waddell of Alto, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Christy Waddell Stancil & Brian Stancil of Lakemont, GA; Denise Waddell Moore & Johnathan Moore of Cleveland, GA; sister & brother-in-law, Jo Ann Waddell Smith & Rev. Ralph Smith of Baldwin, GA; grandchildren, Breanna Stancil, Alyssa Stancil, Aaron Stancil, Russell Moore, & Anna Moore as well as numerous other relatives & friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2024 at Hillside Memorial Chapel with Pastor Adam Wright & Rev. Ralph Smith officiating.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2024.

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Arrangements are in the care & professional direction of Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens of Clarkesville, Georgia. (706) 754-6256

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January 21, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523

Funeral Service
January 22, 2024

2:00 PM
Hillside Memorial Chapel
5495 Highway 197 South
Clarkesville, GA 30523


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