OBITUARY

Benny George Waddell

July 27, 1949October 15, 2020

Benny George Waddell, age 71, of Gadsden, AL, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 15, 2020. A funeral service will be held at 2:30p.m., on Sunday, October 18. 2020, at White Springs Baptist Church in Rainbow City. Dr. Michael Yopp and Rev. Chris Terrell will officiate. Burial will follow at Rainbow Memorial Gardens. Collier-Butler Funeral Home directing. Mr. Waddell was a graduate of Etowah High School class of 1967. He then attended Auburn University school of Aeronautics (electrician). Benny loved to fish, hunt, and play with his great grandchildren. Mr. Waddell was preceded in death by his father, George Waddell; mother, Lizzie Waddell; brothers, Edward Waddell, and James Waddell; and sister, Helen Mardis. Benny is survived by his wife, Sharon Waddell; daughter, Shannon (Karl) Teal; son, Blake Waddell; grandchildren, Shayla (Marcus) Davenport; special chosen grandchildren, Kristen (Bubba) Moon, Sarah (Nick) Hutt, Brady (Morgan) Fowler, Gavin Bray, Maggie Bray, Shelby Hodge, and London Taylor; great grandchild, Shaylynn Davenport; a host of great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Patricia (Wayne) White, Alvena (Alton) Widner, Sarah (Burford) Brown, and Billy (Sybil) Waddell; and a host of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be deacons of White Springs Baptist Church. Honorary Pallbearer will be his best friend, Nick Greenhew. The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Robinson, Dr. Sudan, Dr. Zeto, Dr. Ralph Wesley, and Nurses and Staff. The family will accept friends from 1:00p.m. until 2:30p.m. at the church on Sunday.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

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Sylvia Smith

October 18, 2020

Praying for comfort for Benny's family. I have many fond memories of growing up next door to the Waddell's on Watson Road. Benny and I were childhood playmates . Sorry to hear of his passing but may God surround you all with love and peace.

Brenda Southerland

October 18, 2020

Benny you were always a good friend to all who knew you. I remember when I worked at the Shell station on Lumley road and Rainbow Drive you cam in to purchase some items and you shared with me about a healing church service you had been to. Thank you for that memory. Your family is well loved and prayers and love are covering them.

Anthony Bray

October 18, 2020

Benny, will always be in our hearts. Gavin and Maggie loved him and Sharron. Special people who treated us just like their own family. We love you Benny and Sharron.

Sammy Roberts

October 18, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Benny’s passing. He was such a good man and close 1967 classmate at Etowah High. The world has lost a humble servant and great man. “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” I will see you later my friend and Brother!

Christina Thomson

October 18, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Just know we love you and family and are praying for you.

Olivis Kendrick

October 18, 2020

I am so sorry. My prayers are with all of Benny’s family. I attended school with Benny from 2nd grade through high school. He was a good friend.

Olivia Walden Kendrick.

Nancy Knight

October 15, 2020

So very sorry to hear of Benny's passing. My you find comfort in your memories and God's Grace and Love.

FROM THE FAMILY
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