Maurice Alexander Waddell, Jr.

July 9, 1934 ~ May 8, 2021 (age 86)


Mr. Maurice Alexander Waddell, Jr, 86, went to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday, May 8, 2021.

A Memorial service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday May 16, 2021 at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211.  The family will receive friends 1 hour before the service. Registration for attending service is required by Providence United Methodist, Lisette Helveston 704-714-9362 prior to the service. Live stream the service

Mr. Waddell was born July 9, 1934 in Lumberton, NC.  He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Maurice Waddell and Eva Ogelsby Waddell, and a son, Michael. Growing up in Fair Bluff, NC, he attended the public school system, graduating from high school in 1951. Mr. Waddell then attended his beloved High Point College, graduating in 1955. He was involved in many activities in college, including Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, the Tower Players Drama group, and was a cub reporter for the college newspaper.  Following graduation, Mr. Waddell attended NC State University for a year of post graduate studies in chemistry.

Mr. Waddell was a US Army veteran. After 43 years as a salesman in the pulp and paper industry, Mr. Waddell retired to spend time doing the things he loved.  He served in many different pulp and paper sales associations, including, The Technical Association to the Pulp and Paper Industry, and served as President to the Salesmen’s Society to the Dixie Pulp and Paper Mills.  In his retirement, he served as President of the Providence Optimist Club, in Charlotte, where he won the President’s Citation for outstanding member. Retirement also allowed Mr. Waddell time to tutor for the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System, and volunteer with the American Red Cross.  He loved his Wesley Men’s Sunday School Class and his beloved Providence United Methodist Church.  Mr. Waddell held many various positions in the church and was President of the Wesley Men’s Sunday School Class.

Golf was a favorite pastime for Mr. Waddell, especially the weekly rounds with his Sunday School Class buddies. His passion for flowers was always evident in his beautiful gardens that surrounded the family homes.  In his younger years, hunting, as well as fishing, were activities he enjoyed.  Maurice and his beloved wife Pat traveled all 50 states, as well Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Jordan, and most of Canada.

Survivors include his wife Pat Waddell, Rock Hill, daughter Trish Sacco (Tommy), grandson, Christopher, sister Evelyn Pierce, Alpharetta, GA, niece, Marianna Barton, Nephew Richard Pierce(Anne), and several great nieces and nephews.

The Waddell Family would like to thank Lisa Sims, Sandy McCloy, Willbrook Court staff, Riverview Hospice and Providence Hospice for the love, care, and grace shown to Maurice.

Memorials may be made to Providence United Methodist Church or Wesley Men’s Bible Class at Providence United Methodist Church, 2810 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211. 



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