Joe Willie Waddell
Mr. Joe Willie Waddell, 89, peacefully departed this life on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Gordon Hospice House. He was born in Iredell County, on October 30, 1926, and was the son of the late Quincey Waddell and Helen Brown Waddell. Mr. Waddell was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Waddell; a sister, Annie Bell Smith; and a brother, Thomas Waddell.
Mr. Waddell graduated from Unity High School and was employed with J. C. Steele as a molder.
He leaves to cherish the memory of his life, a son, Kenneth Littlejohn of Statesville; a daughter, Sherwyn R. Scott of Greensboro; five grandchildren, James Scott, Phyllis Scott, Aisha White, Kandris Littlejohn, and John Bailey; 10 great grandchildren, Alexandria Scott, Amir Scott, Alayna Howard, Janiya Scott, Jermaine Connor, Omari Wilder, Kingston Summers, Donisha White, Maisir White and Jamaryus Marshall White; a cousin, Lois Houston; and a host of nephews, nieces, church family, other relatives and friends.
A visitation is planned from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary in Statesville, with services to follow at 1 p.m.