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Bill G. Waldrop

Bill Waldrop

February 13, 1932     ~     March 22, 2016

 

Billy Gene Waldrop of Glasgow died on March 22, 2016 surrounded by family. He was born February 13, 1932 to Maymee Lee Scruggs and Paul Raymond Waldrop at Smiths Grove, KY. Mr. Waldrop is survived by his wife of 61 years, Suzanne Higgason Waldrop; three children Melanie Asriel of Glasgow, Pamela Shaw of Bowling Green, and Kevin Waldrop, his wife Sherry, and her children Joe and Holly Myers of Glasgow; grandchildren: Benjamin Asriel of New York City, Daniel Asriel of Nashville, Thomas Shaw of Louisville, and Cade Waldrop of Glasgow; several cousins and a special friend, Kevin Willis.

Mr. Waldrop grew up on the edge of Edmonson County and attended school in Park City for 12 years. He was a member of the Park City Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, deacon, and choir director and song leader. At his death he was a member of First Christian Church of Glasgow where he served as organist for more than forty years.

Upon completion of high school, he enrolled in Western Kentucky State College, but completed only one semester before joining the U. S. Navy. After basic training and a class A school, he served in the administrative offices of Commander, Seventh Fleet during the Korean Conflict for 18 months. The remaining time of his four-year enlistment was spent on North Island in Coronado, CA, in the administrative offices of Commander, Air Force, Pacific Fleet.

After discharge from the U. S. Navy he enrolled in the Bowling Green Business University where he earned a BS degree. Advanced degrees were earned form Western Kentucky University.

Mr. Waldrop’s career was in education. He taught commercial subjects and drama at Park City High School for a number of years. He was Principal at Red Cross Elementary School for five years, a program coordinator at the Kentucky Department of Education for six years, and completed his career as Comptroller and Treasurer for the Barren County Board of Education.

Funeral services will begin promptly at 5:15 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1100 North Race Street, Glasgow,  on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 with burial to follow at sunset in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Morning visitation will be at First Christian Church from 10 to 12 noon. It will resume at 2:00 p.m. and continue until time for the service. Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


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29 Entries for Bill G. Waldrop

  1. Bruce & Peggy Edwards says:

    Suzanne, Melanie, Pam, Kevin and family…We are truly sorry for your loss. He was loved by many people and an inspiration to them as well. You all will be in our thoughts & prayers. I am sorry we are unable to be there due to previous scheduled appointments… May God bless your family.

  2. Debbie Waldrop Pownall says:

    Sad that we cannot be there with all of you today. We will miss our “Uncle” Bill so very much.
    We love you ! Doug,Rebecca,Paul,Shawn and Debbie

  3. Jane Bowman says:

    Bill Waldrop is one of my life heroes. Many of his sayings stay with me, but especially wear a belt and suspenders, too. Hugs and prayers of comfort of comfort.

  4. Beverly Dodd says:

    To the family & friends of Mr. Bill:
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one.
    I consider it an honor and privilege of knowing this wonderful man.
    May his soul rest in peace and God bless each of you in the days ahead.