Waddell, Bertha Amelia (Riddle)
Mrs. Jack Waddell Passes Away
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Nov. 2nd at 2:00 p.m. at the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home in Eagle Lake for Mrs. Jack (Bertha) Waddell. The Rev. Melburn Sibley, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake, officiated. Interment was in Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Mrs. Waddell, a former Rock Island citizen for many years, passed away in a nursing home In Bridge City. She was 75 years of age. She was born In Missouri and came to Texas with her family, the J. W. Riddles [sic.], at an early age and spent the greater part of her life in Rock Island. She was united in marriage to Jack Waddell who preceded her in death in 1958. Survivors Include: three daughters, Mrs. Bertha Waligura of Hereford, Mrs. Beulah Lundquist of Rocky Ford, Colorado, and Mrs. Jeanie Battia of Cat Srings: our sons, Jack Waddell Jr. of Houston. Harry Waddell of Bridge City, Thomas Waddell of Sierra Blanca, and Donald Waddell of Houston, nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; also two sisters, Mrs. Nora Wilcox of Copperas Cove and Mrs. Vina Shoop of Arizona. Deepest sympathy is extended to the family in their great loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight; November 14, 1974
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Waddell, Bruce W.
Bruce W. Waddell, 86, of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston from injuries received in an auto accident near Columbus earlier that day.
He was born Feb. 8, 1917 in Matthews, near Eagle Lake, to William and Zeta Catherine (Sunderman) Waddell. He was a lifelong resident of Eagle Lake, a graduate of Eagle Lake High School Class of 1933 followed by two years at Schreiner Institute then graduated from the University of Texas in 1941 with degrees in marketing and banking. He served honorably as a 1st Lieutenant with the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He married Rosemary "Bun" Gautreaux in White Castle, La. on April 10, 1943. Waddell led a distinguished career in rice farming and ranching in Colorado and Wharton Counties and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake and former member of Eagle Lake Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Bob Waddell; and brother, Raymond Waddell.
He is survived by sons, Gary Waddell of Wharton, Jim Waddell and wife, Janice of Bonus; grandchildren, Ryan and Becky Waddell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Louise and Ted Brunner of Eagle Lake, Zeta Mae Herzik of Schulenburg, Evelyn Walsh of Katy, and Myra Lucille and Bill English of Kingsville; sister-in-law, Liz Waddell of Eagle Lake; and daughter-in-law, Marsha Waddell Turner of Eagle Lake.
Funeral services were conducted Feb. 27 from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Triem, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake officiating. Interment followed at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
Pallbearers were nephews John Waddell, Dick Waddell, Davis Waddell, William Brunner, Forest English, Ronald and Alan Herzik and grandson, Ryan Waddell.
For those wishing, the family has requested memorials be made to either Wintermann Library, 101 N. Ramsey, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or Rice District Community Hospital Auxiliary, P.O. Box 277, Eagle Lake, TX 77434.
Colorado County Citizen, March 4, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen
Donald "Boots" Waddell, 54, passed away at the Columbus Community Hospital on Saturday, May 26, 1990. He was born in Rock Island, Texas on August 16, 1935 to John Jack Waddell Sr. and Bertha Riddle Waddell. He was married to Sadie Pauline Briscoe on May 29, 1960. He was a Maintenance Engineer for Paragon Group in Houston where he and his wife lived most of their married life. He was a resident of Sheridan for the past two years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Jack Sr and Bertha Waddell, his brother, John Jack Waddell Jr. and his son, Donald Jack Waddell. Survivors include his wife, Sadie Pauline Waddell of Sheridan; daughters and son-in-laws Elizabeth and Alan Uhlig of Bernardo, Donna Jean Waddell of Houston, and Laura Marie and Rick Denton of La Grange, Tx.; three sisters, Berdia Waligura of Garwood, Beaula Lundquist of Rocky Ford, Colorado, and Jean Batla of Bemardo; two brothers, Tom Waddell of Sierra Blanca, Tx. and Harry Waddell of Bridge City, Tx.; and two grandsons, Trent Alan Uhlig and Steven Wayne Denton; and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 1990 at the Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Brent Piaman officiating. Interment followed at the Myrtle Cemetery in Rock Island. Pallbearers were Joe Waligura, Dan Waddell, Larry Waddell, Owen Rogge, Stephen Scott and Ken Soueau. Honorary Pallbearers were Ray Lee Jackson, Claude Venghaus, Daniel New, John D. Batla, Edward "Bud" Briscoe and Luther Willy. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.
Eagle Lake Headlight, May 31. 1990
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Waddell, Elizabeth D.
Waddell, Elizabeth D.
Elizabeth D. Waddell, 85, of Eagle Lake passed away June 30 in Columbus.
She was in the Alpha Pi Sorority for 53 years and served one term as president of the Texas State Association, She was a member of the Colonial Dames 17th Century, John Champion Chapter in Bellaire. She served in several capacities. She was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, Comfort Wood Chapter in Wharton for over 50 years and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Shropshire-Upson Chapter in Columbus. She served two terms as president in the Eagle Lake Study Club, 1959-1960 and 1966-1967 and was on the Revitalize Eagle Lake Committee. She was the owner of Gifts of Distinction for many years and a member of the First Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Raymond H. Waddell.
She is survived by sons, John William Waddell and wife, Karen of Houston, Richard H. Waddell and wife, Ermie of El Campo, Davis R. Waddell and wife, Janie of Eagle Lake; grandchildren, Lauren Elyse Waddell of Houston, Risa Gail Waddell Crosby and husband, Jason of Richmond, Leslie Ray Waddell and fiancee, Hank Cranek of El Campo, Malcolm Dinges and wife, Kimberly Clair of Bay City, Jonathan Pope and wife, Amber Leigh of Rosenberg; brother, Arthur John Derigo and wife Sigliende of Wharton; and sister, Dolores Derigo Reed of El Campo.
Pallbearers included Jim Reed, Charles Davis, Ronald Herzik, Gary Waddell, Jason Brunner, Jim Waddell, Rusty Graves, Forest English and Ryon Waddell.
Honorary Pallbearers were A.F. Wiese, William “Bill” Harrison Sr., Hugh Sheridan, Earl Rogers and Bill Farris.
Funeral services took place Friday, July 3 at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Ed Triem officiating. Burial followed in Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.
Memorials may be given to: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 605, Eagle Lake, Texas 77434.
Colorado County Citizen, July 9, 2009
Photo courtesty of The Citizen
Waddell, Joe F.
FORMER CITIZEN OF THIS CITY DIED LAST WEEK AT SOLDIERS’ HOME IN AUSTIN
Mr. J. F. Waddell, a Citizen of Eagle Lake Years Ago, Died Last Week At the Confederate Home
Mr. J. F. Waddell, better known through this section as “Uncle Joe” Waddell, died at the Confederate Home in Austin on the first of January.
“Uncle Joe” had been at the Confederate Home for a good many years, and has been an invalid for the past several years and blind.
Many years ago Uncle Joe Waddell lived in Eagle Lake, and at other points in Colorado County, having moved to this section from Marfa.
The funeral took place in Austin. The many friends of old “Uncle Joe” will regret to learn of his death.
Eagle Lake Headlight, January 11, 1919, page 3
Waddell, John Jack (1st)
J. J. Waddell, 91, Of Eagle Lake Is Buried Sunday
By MRS. M. I. NICEWANDER
Funeral services for 91-year-old J. J. Waddell of Eagle Lake were held in Christ Episcopal church there Sunday afternoon, with the Rev. Parks Smith officiating. Burial was in Myrtle cemetery of Rock Island. The body lay in state at Columbus Funeral home until time of the services.
Mr. Waddell died in Rosenberg Friday evening. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland Mar. 16, 1865, coming to America at the age of 16 and settling in the New Braunfels area, where he entered to cattle business. He lived in Rock Island before moving to Eagle Lake in 1908.
He was the father of County Game Warden Tom T. Waddell. Other survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Jack Erleandrock of Downey, Calif., and Mrs. C. B. Clements of Ft. Worth and another son, Jack, of Rock Island.
Pallbearers were his grandsons, Raymond, Bruce, William and Tommy Waddell, Ted Brunner and R. H. Reese Jr.
Colorado County Citizen, June 21, 1956 page 1
Waddell, John Jack Sr.
J. J. Waddell Sr., 66, Scotland Native, Funeral Is Held
Funeral services were held yesterday at 2 p.m. for John Jack Waddell Sr. of Rock Island, who died about 3 a.m. Tuesday in Laughlin hospital at Eagle Lake after a heart attack Monday afternoon.
Rev. Alfred H. Nelson of Bay City conducted the last rites in the Rock Island Baptist church. Mr. Waddell’s body was at Columbus Funeral home prior to the services.
He was a rancher and farmer, having lived in Rock Island the past 45 years. He was born in Scotland May 21, 1891.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha Waddell; 3 daughters, Mrs. Bertha Barouch of Houston, Mrs. Beulah Lundquist of Ganado and Mrs. Jean Batla of Columbus; 4 sons, John Waddell of Bernardo, Thomas Waddell of Houston, Harry Waddell of Pt. Arthur and Donald Waddell of Rock Island;
Also, 2 sisters, Mrs. Mary Clement of Ft. Worth and Mrs. Edith Erkenbrac of California; and a brother, Tom Waddell, former game warden.
Burial was in Myrtle cemetery at Rock Island. Pallbearers were Harry Townsend, E. J. Hudson, George Stafford, Sylvester Drymalla.
Colorado County Citizen, March 13, 1958, page 6
Waddell, John Jack Jr.
Funeral services were held for Mr. John Jack Waddell, Jr., age 61, of Katy, Monday, June 9 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake with Rev. Ray Widacki officiating
Graveside services were held and interment was in the Sealy Catholic cemetery with Rev. Paul McCollum officiating.
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.
Mr. Waddell was born on July 21, 1924 in Rock Island to John Jack Waddell, Sr. and Bertha Amelia Riddle Waddell. He married Emily Drymalla on Sept. 18, 1951.
Mr. Waddell was Stationary Engineer for the Century Development Corp. of Houston for the past 13 years. He joined the US Army in 1948 and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. He stayed with the service in active and reserve duty until discharge in 1955 at the close of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Catholic Church.
Mr. Waddell was a former resident of Eagle Lake but had been residing in Katy for the past five years.
Survivors include his wife Emily Waddell, a daughter Cynthia Lewis of Katy, two sons Larry Waddell of Eagle Lake and Daniel Waddell of Katy. Three sisters Jean Batla of Bernardo, Beulah Lundquist of Rocky Ford, Colorado, Bertha Waligura of Garwood. Three brothers Don. Waddell of Bernardo, Harry Waddell of Bridge City, TX; and Tom Waddell of Sierra Blanca,TX, seven grandchildren numerous nieces, and nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Wilber Clark, Darrell Kulow, Ronnie Guaze, Raymond Leudecke, Tim Leudecke, Milton Jones, and Donnie Stern.
Honorary pallbearers were Bruce Waddell, Gilbert Hollub, Joe Waligura, A. J. McMillan, Wilfred Luedecke and John Batla.
Colorado County Citizen, June 19, 1986
Waddell, John Leonard
John L. Waddell Passes Away On Thursday Night
Family and friends were saddened to learn of the death of John Leonard Waddell at his home about 10.22 o'clock Thursday night. The funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon with interment in Masonic Cemetery.
Mr. Waddell was born in Columbus on October 16, 1866, and has been prominently identified with affairs of this area during his entire lifetime. Mr. and Mrs. Waddell were married 59 years ago, making their home in Eagle Lake during most of their married life. Foremost in their activities was their ardent devotion to the Eagle Lake school and even through last football season both Mr. and Mrs. Waddell faithfully attended the games, backing up "'their boys."
He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. W. T. Eggers, and Mrs. C. E. White of Houston, Mrs. Justin Smith and Mrs. Maurice Goodson of Eagle Lake, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother. Lee Waddell of Coleman, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. E. L. Stone of Houston.
Four children, Eula, an infant, Mrs. Winnie George, Phil Waddell and Mrs. Johnnie Lee Seaholm, preceded him in death.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the Waddell family by their host of friends and neighbors.
Eagle Lake Headlight, January 31, 1947, page 1
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith
Funeral Rites Held for J. L. Waddell Saturday
Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock on Saturday afternoon for John Leonard Waddell who passed away quietly at his home on Thursday night of last week at 10:22 o’clock after several weeks illness with pneumonia which kept him for three weeks in Laughlin Hospital. His immediate family was at his bedside when death came.
He was laid to rest in the Masonic Cemetery with the Methodist pastor, Rev. O. E. Linstrum, conducting services at the Mill Funeral Home and at the grave, with his grandsons serving as pallbearers. During the services Miss Ophelia Johnson sang very sweetly “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” a selection made by members of the family.
Many and beautiful were the floral offerings and numerous and tender were the words of sympathy spoken to members of the family, showing the high esteem in which their loved one was held.
Mr. Waddell was born in Columbus, Texas, Oct. 12, 1866. His early life was spent in Texas and partly in the state of Virginia. On Oct. 10, 1888 he married Miss Anna Cornelia Good of Eagle Lake, and to this union were born one son and seven daughters. One daughter, Eula, died in infancy and other children preceeding[sic] him in death were Mrs. Johnnie Lee Seaholm on Aug. 24, 1930; Mrs. Winnie George on Feb. 6, 1933 and the only son, Philip Edmund on April 21, 1938.
Mr. Waddell in his early boyhood spent several years working with his uncle, Leonard Clairborne, operating a river boat on the Mississippi River, shipping cotton from the extensive southern plantations. He often related some interesting experiences he had during this period in his life, as well as later years spent in extensive deer hunting trips. During this time deer were plentiful in Texas and there were few restrictions, deer being hunted with trained dogs, which made it rather exciting. A frequent companion on these hunting trips was the late Mr. Hughes, father of Lee Hughes, also deceased, but both of whom are remembered to the early settlers of this community.
Mr. Waddell spent many years in farming, including several Irish potato crops, and until only recent weeks he continued his gardening at his home. He was an enthusiastic and successful gardener and managed to have fresh vegetables for his table almost throughout the year. He was also interested in the growing of flowering plants and shade trees for the enjoyment of others.
He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife, four daughter, Mrs. Justin Smith, Mrs. Maurice Goodson of Eagle Lake, Mrs. W. T. Eggers and Mrs. C. E. White of Houston, seven grandsons, W. T. Eggers, Jr., John Marion Eggers, Leonard and Gardner Seaholl[sic], Claude Jr. and Russell White and John Hamilton Waddell, and one granddaughter, Bette Lou Goodson. Another grandson, Glenn Edward Eggers lost his life in the China area during World War II. One great-granddaughter, Marilyn Sue Eggers, one brother, Lee Waddell of Coleman, Texas and one sister, Mrs. E. L. Stone of Houston, also several nieces and nephews survive.
Eagle Lake Headlight, February 7, 1947, page 1
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht
Waddell, Mary Archer (Clayborne)
Eagle Lake Headlight:
Just before going to press yesterday afternoon we received the sad news of the death of Mrs. Mary Waddell, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gibson, in Lane City. Her remains were brought to this city and taken to the residence of her son, Mr. J. L. Waddell. Funeral will be held at 10 o’clock this (Saturday) morning. Interment in the Masonic cemetery.
Weimar Mercury, June 6, 1908, page 1
Waddell, Mary (Tomkinson)
FUNERAL OF MRS. J. J. WADDELL AT ROCK ISLAND ON TUESDAY
Lingering a Week After An Operation, Mrs. Waddell Died at Baptist Sanitarium Last Sunday
The people of this community and section were pained to learn of the death of Mrs. J. J. Waddell of Rock Island, who died late Sunday evening at the Baptist Sanitarium in Houston following a serious operation there the week previous.
The remains were shipped to Rock Island where the funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Baine, the Presbyterian minister of Rock Island, performing the funeral services.
Mrs. Waddell was a most excellent landy[sic], of sweet friendly disposition, which made hosts of friends for her wherever she went. She was universally popular wherever she was known, and was a woman of unusually motherly affection, and was idolized by her children.
Mrs. Waddell as a girl was Mary Tomkinson. She was born in Scotland, fifty-one years ago, and was married in that country to Mr. J. J. Waddell, who, with their eight children, survives her. The family moved to Eagle Lake about nine years ago from Akron, Ohio, and lived here until a little more than a year ago when she and her husband and unmarried children moved to Rock Island where they have since made their home.
The children are William and Thomas, both of Eagle Lake, Jack of Rock Island, who were born in Scotland. Mrs. Mary Clement of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Elizabeth Cookenboo of Houston and Edith of Rock Island, all of whom were present at the funeral.
The Headlight joins the many friends of the grief-stricken relatives in extending its heart-felt sympathy in their hour of great sorrow.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 16, 1919, page 1
We can but pause with astonishment when we realize the ways of the Divine Providence. He, who creates the beautiful flowers with the exquisite colors blended in divine harmony, and yet He decrees that they soon pass away. He send the soft breeze as well as the storms and lightnings demonstrating to us his tender mercies and his omnipotent power. He endows humanity with the highest and noblest gifts that they may make the world happier and so many times as they seem to be fulfilling their mission to its highest standard of efficiency, He sees fit to call them to himself. The subject of this sketch is one of God’s noblest women, with unselfishness a marked trait of character, one of earth’s dearest mothers, a loving wife and devoted neighbor.
Mary Tomkinson was born in the beautiful land of Scotland, October 8, 1868 and there grew to womanhood and was married to J. J. Waddell. In 1891 they decided to come to America and settled in Ohio where they lived until 1908 when they came to Colorado County and with the exception of a short while she spent the remainder of her life at Eagle Lake and Rock Island, Texas. She was called to her reward August 10, 1919.
Mrs. Waddell lived a life whose influence cannot be measured. She had a strong faith in her God, a fervent desire for righteousness, and a spirit of unselfishness which reigned supreme in her life. Though dead, her kind words and benevolent deeds live on and on. In life she performed those deeds the great Master commanded, so now she is reaping the blessed reward.
Eagle Lake Headlight, August 30, 1919, page 5
Waddell, Sarah Elizabeth (Hoover)
MRS. LIZZIE WADDELL IS BURIED AT ALLEYTON SUNDAY
One of Colorado County’s oldest native daughters, a citizen of the county for over seventy-six years, a woman widely known and esteemed by everyone, passed out of life in the death of Mrs. Lizzie Waddell at Ramsey on last Saturday night.
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Waddell was born about nine miles from Ramsey, and spent the seventy-six years of her life in and around this section. For many years she made her home in Eagle Lake. Mrs. Waddell possessed a wide acquaintance and old acquaintances and friends throughout the section regret to learn of her death.
Mrs. Waddell was born on February 20th., 1854, at Mentz, and lived there until she was married in 1889, to J. F. Waddell, they having lived together in Eagle Lake for seven years. Since that time, she has made her home with the only surviving sister, Mrs. J. R. Alley, at Ramsey, who is the only living member of the family of thirteen. Mrs. Waddell’s parents were Joseph and Julia Ann Hoover, who were born in Kentucky, moving to Colorado county, with their eight children from that state. Five other children were born to them after they had located in this county. Mrs. Waddell had been in ill health for several months. She was a member of the Methodist church for sixteen years.
Mrs. Waddell had been in ill health for several months, and died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. R. Alley, with whom she has made her home for a number of years.
The funeral was held at the home of Mrs. Alley in Ramsey at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. J. C. Wilson, Methodist pastor of Eagle Lake. Interment was made in the Alleyton [Alley] cemetery.
Eagle Lake Headlight, 8 Mar 1930, page 1
Contributed by Matt Cross
Waddell, Thomas Tompkinson
RETIRED GAME WARDEN
TOM T. WADDELL DIES
Was Area's Foremost Conservationist For Many, Many Years
Sports and outdoors lovers learned with great regret of the death last Saturday, April 10th at 12:35 a.m. of Tom T. Waddell who during his ninety-two year life's span almost became a legend for his work in wildlife conservation and protection of the environment. Mr. Waddell closed his eyes to peaceful rest in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital after a lengthy illness. He had been residing for some time in the Heritage House in Eagle Lake.
Mr. Waddell was born October 5, 1889 in Coatbridge, Scotland. His parents were Mary Tomkinson and John Jack Waddell. He came to America in 1890 and resided in Eagle Lake since 1913. He retired in 1958 after thirty-three illustrious years of service as a State Game Warden for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
During his lifetime he became one of the most knowledgeable persons in the United States in the area of wildlife conservation. He had one of the best collections of animals and birds and prided himself in spending countless hours with young and old in discussing and promoting wildlife conservation.
Mr. Tom was a talented person in so many areas and played professional baseball and football and became one of the first inductees in the South Central Texas League's Hall of Fame when the Old Timers' Association was formed.
He played professional football for the Akron Indians and 1910 and 1911 when the team became the national champions in 1911. He also played professional baseball for one year, in 1909, in Ohio and some semi-pro baseball in Texas.
He conducted many tours for individuals and groups to view wildlife in this area, both birds and animals, and always held the welfare of this wildlife an uppermost objective.
Mr. Waddell's accomplishments appeared to print over the state and nation many times. In an interview published in the Wharton Journal-Spectator and the Eagle Lake Headlight last December. author Olive Spitzmiller wrote, "Few men of any age know as much as Tom Waddell does about migratory game birds and other wildlife in this neck of the woods. A rice farmer in Wharton and Colorado Counties since 19112, he has fished, hunted and trapped just about everything that flies, swims, crawls or trots.
Mr. Tom was also on e of the leaders in the conservation programs to protect the prairie chicken which abounded in such great numbers at one time in this part of the state.
During the early existence of the Attwater Prairie Chicken Refuge, Mr. Waddell served as manager and helped in the development of the refuge.
His impartial enforcement of the game and fish laws won for him the respect of hunters and fishermen and outdoors-men in the nation over. His presence will be missed but his work will remain as a legend to those who wish to continue efforts to see that there are fish and fowl available for many future generations.
Mr. Waddell was a longtime and faithful member of the Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake. He was an active member of the Eagle Lake Lions Club until illness prevented his active participation. He took a great interest in all community, state and national affairs and spoke convincingly on many subjects, in addition to wildlife conservation.
He and Alberta Wilson were united in marriage Mar. 25, 1911 in Warren, Ohio. She was his constant and devoted companion despite being an invalid for many years and was one of Mr. Tom's strong supporters in the field of conservation. She preceded him in death on May 27, 1971.
Also his parents and four sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughters, Ruth Waddell Reese of Eagle Lake, and Mary W. Baker of East Lansing, Michigan; a son, William R. Waddell of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Edith Waddell Ercanbrack of Los Angeles, Calif.; ten grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren to whom he was affectionately known as "Daddy Tom."
SERVICES HELD MONDAY
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 12 from Christ Episcopal Church with internment in Lakeside Cemetery. The Rev. George Welsch officiated.
Serving as pallbearers were Frank Davidson, Frank Reese, Joe Lee McCreary, Davis Waddell, William Brunner, Robert Samuel Martin and Sam Center.
For fear of leaving someone out, the family considers his many, many friends as honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions were asked to be made to the Winterman Library, 101 North Walnut, in Eagle Lake.
Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Lake Headlight, Thursday April 15 1982, Front page, page 11
Submitted by Dorothy Cox