Roland Brooks Waddell

June 4, 1928June 18, 2018

Roland Brooks Waddell, 90, of Wilson, passed away Monday. A graveside service will be conducted 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, in the Whaley Family Cemetery, 2610 Memorial Church Rd., Kenly, NC. Chaplain Tim Hopkins will officiate.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Roland served in the United States Army for 2 years and retired from Swift and Company after 19 years of service. He had been a member of American Legion Post #13 since 1956. Roland was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

Surviving are his daughter, Bonny Dupree (Tim); four sons, Randy Waddell, Benjie Waddell (Barbara), Jeff Waddell (Joann), and Greg Waddell (Wendy); wife, Belle Smith Waddell; eight grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Tammy Vick; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Lina Batten Waddell; three sisters, Vera Holt, Esther Walston, and Hilda Crumpler; two brothers, Charles Junis Waddell and Bobby Waddell.

The Waddell family would like to express a special thanks to the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice for all their care and assistance.

Flowers are welcome and memorials may be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 2841 Daisy Lane, Wilson, NC 27896.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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David Walston

June 21, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Roland. I know that his parents, sisters and brothers will be so glad to finally reunite in Heaven! Bless you Bonny and Tim for all you have done throughout the years. He truly was fortunate to have you all in his life. God Bless Aunt Bell, Randy, Jeff, Benji, Greg, and their families.

With Love,

David, Louise, Garrett, and Blake Walston

Donald and Charley Holt

June 20, 2018

We were sad to hear of Uncle Roland's passing. There are many fond memories of him. His BBQ was better than Parkers!
Our Mom Vera, will be happy to walk the streets of glory with him.
May God bless his family and all that new him.