David Ray Waddell
October 16, 1963 – May 28, 2020
David Ray Waddell a beloved son, brother, and uncle passed away in his home on May 28, 2020. David was born on October 16, 1963 to Don and Dorothy Waddell. He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Helen Waddell. He leaves behind his father, Don Waddell, sister, Vicky (Tom) Hill and brother, Donald (Mary) Waddell. He also leaves five nieces, many great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces.
Dave never met a stranger, he leaves many friends behind as well. His precious dachshund Tank will miss him greatly!
As an adolescent, Dave enjoyed playing baseball and football. He had several jobs during his life including various warehouse jobs and most recently he drove a school bus. Dave loved all varieties of music and had an extensive collection of records, tapes and CDs. He also enjoyed watching professional wrestling matches. Dave was a man that was loud and bigger than life, yet loving, caring and kind He was a big kid at heart. He was always unapologetically himself, and was very loved.
He will be greatly missed by many! In Lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Animals Best Friends.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
David Ray Waddell
June 14, 2020
Uncle Dave helped me make some really good memories when I was a little girl. He was always playing fun records ( like Mr. Jaws and The Streak) or cool music for me to hear ( Aerosmith or AC/DC) We played card and board games together. Sometimes We played wiffle ball in the front yard.
He was loud and always telling crazy stories. I will miss hearing those stories and miss him showing up late to every family gathering we had. 😊
He did things his own way and didn’t care what anyone else thought. He also was also a very kind and caring person. We all could take a lesson from him. Love and miss you!!❤️
June 10, 2020
Remember lots of fun times in our teen years. I will always remember his big smile and snickering laugh. My condolences to his family
June 4, 2020
David was a friend of mine since about 5yrs ago. We shared our love of dogs. My daughter Gina and l all worked with kids. We had so many fun times sharing funny war stories. We loved going to 1/2 of 1/2 clothing and finding Dave great deals from the plus size catalog like the cheap leather coats, overalls and shirts. Last time we saw Dave, l mentioned we were going that day. He was determined to go and we got him in out of my car and made it. He had to sit once we got there, but it was a good day and he was able to find a couple shirts and visit. I will always remember him as a kind soul, a dear friend and one who was always there for his freinds. Will miss him a lot. Maria, Gina, Freddy and Jay Bruhn