×

Gray Brown-Service Mortuary

1329 Wilmer Ave, Anniston, AL

AVIS DE DÉCÈS

Howard "Mouse" Waldrep Jr.

4 janvier , 19312 février , 2020

Memorial service for Howard "Mouse" Waldrep, Jr., 89 of Wellborn, will be 5:00 pm, Thursday in the Howard Waldrep, Jr. Gym at Wellborn High School. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening at Eulaton United Methodist Church from 5- 8 pm. Mr. Waldrep passed away on Sunday evening February 2, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 4, 1931 in Weaver Alabama. He attended Weaver Schools and graduated from Anniston High School in 1949. He attended Snead State on a basketball scholarship. While there, he joined the National Guard. In December 1950, he married Mary Faith Green who also attended Snead State. They were married for 69 years. His guard unit was mobilized in January 1951 where he was sent to Korea. He was a combat wounded Purple Heart recipient. After discharge from the Army, he finished his college basketball career at Jacksonville College (JSU). After graduation, he and Checker moved to Piedmont to teach and coach. He coached, taught and was principal for 14 years. In 1969, he moved to Wellborn High School as principal until his retirement in 1993. During his career at Wellborn, he served on the State High School Athletic Board. After retirement, he was elected to the Calhoun County Board of Education where he served for 12 years. He and fellow college basketball teammate Chuck Miller started a basketball league at Wellborn Elementary School. He also helped to build and light the Wellborn Youth Baseball fields. He was elected to the Alabama High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Calhoun County Athletic Hall of Fame. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and hunting. His greatest enjoyments were watching his grandchildren and great-grandson play sports and fishing with his family. He was a member of Eulaton United Methodist Church. He was known by many names over the years but his favorite was just Pop to all the boys and girls who knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Green Waldrep, daughter Martha Waldrep O’Dell and husband Doug, grandson Logan Andrew Waldrep and wife Candice, granddaughter Lauren Faith O’Dell, great-grandsons Emmitt Andrew Pinson and Landry Allen Waldrep. Donations may be made to the Howard "Mouse" Waldrep, Jr. scholarship fund at Piedmont High School, through the Piedmont Education Trust, P.O. Box 819, Piedmont, AL 36272, Wellborn High School, 135 Pinson Road, Anniston, Al 36201 or Alexandria High School 353 Stadium Drive Alexandria, AL 36250. We leave you with one of his famous sayings to remember, "Nobody said it was going to be easy".

Services

  • Visitation mercredi, 5 février , 2020
  • Memorial Service jeudi, 6 février , 2020

Souvenirs

Howard "Mouse" Waldrep Jr.

VOUS AVEZ UN SOUVENIR OU DES CONDOLÉANCES À AJOUTER?

AJOUTER UN SOUVENIR
Vickey Ellison

6 février , 2020

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Waldrep. We shared many great times sitting behind home plate when our Granddaughters played softball together. The entire Waldrep and O'Dell family have always been such a wonderful family to the Alexandria Community and their love and support of one another was always evident. My sincere sympathies to them. I pray it gives them comfort to know their beloved family member is now in the presence of our Lord and Savior and pain free. May he rest in eternal peace.

Don and Joan Frazier

5 février , 2020

Mrs. Waldrep and Family, It was with great sadness that we read about the passing of "Mouse". Don has such wonderful memories of playing basketball at AHS with him. It was amazing that at the AHS grand reunions, there would still be talk about plays he made on the hardwood! As a fellow career educator, I (Joan) will always cherish his advice and support of public education and his dedication not only to his students, but to all students in our area. This was evident particularly at Calhoun County basketball tournaments. His presence will surely be missed. We send our deepest sympathies to the entire family for the loss of a life certainly well lived.

Susan Ulrey

5 février , 2020

“Mouse” Waldrep will go down in history as one of the greatest coaches and administrators in this part of Alabama!! As an educator for 25 years, I can appreciate the life he lived and the many lives he touched and influenced.
He was always laughing and ready for a fun time! He loved his family with every ounce in his being. Many administrators look to him as being their mentor and example. His wife and family along with Mousey are so important to the Welborn community and school.
We will cherish this dear man as a giant among men!! We will love and miss you !
Rest In Peace in the sweet arms of the Lord.. We will see you again one sweet day!

Cynthia and Randy Harper

5 février , 2020

To Mrs. Waldrep and family, We loved you and Coach Waldrep for all the things you did for us during your tenure at PHS. Please know that you helped shape our lives through the lessons you taught both in and out of the classroom during those high school formative years. We cherish the many wonderful memories we shared with you and Coach. May God provide the comfort and strength you need in the days ahead. With heartfelt love, Cissy and Randy Harper

Stokely Morgan

5 février , 2020

The Waldrep family is in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Mrs. Waldrep, you were a favorite teacher of mine from 7th grade homeroom through my senior year, especially as our MYF sponsor. Coach taught me biology, some basketball and lots of football. He gave me the only paddling I ever received in high school. It was my senior year, last semester. He said I shouldn’t finish high school without one. I’m sure I must have deserved one! May he Rest In Peace. 🙏🏻😭

Lillian Christian

4 février , 2020

My sincere prayers and condolences to the Waldrep family.

Brenda Scott Gay

4 février , 2020

My condolences and sympathy to Mrs. Waldrep and the children. Mr. Waldrep will be greatly missed by many. He touched many lives during his life time. May God bless you all with peace and strength as you say goodbye.

Kenneth (Kenny) Kelley

4 février , 2020

Sorry for your loss our prayers is with the family

Norma Gravitt-Cleveland

3 février , 2020

Mr. Waldrep went with the band to St. Petersburg, Florida for a competition back in 1973 or 1974. I have a picture of him in a water balloon fight with some of the band members. We was staying at a new hotel but the pool wasn’t finished. Good times. RIP Mr. Waldrep.

DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE
DE LA FAMILLE

"Nobody said it was going to be easy".