Dateline: December 13, 2007

William Elvis Waddell, age 76, died Friday, December 7, 2007, in Amarillo.

Services  were at 2:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2007, in the Robertson Funeral Directors Chapel of Memories with Rev. Calvin Burrow, Pastor of the Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Clarendon, officiating.

Interment was in Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.

Mr. Waddell passed away on Friday, December 7, 2007, at the age of 76. William was born September 25, 1931, in Clarendon to John Merrill and Gladys Webb Waddell. He married Emma Rea Howard on April 10, 1961, in Pampa. He had been a resident of Clarendon and Amarillo most of his life. He was a proud president of the Ironworkers Union. He enjoyed gardening, farming, and the outdoors. He was a loving father who touched many peoples lives who were special to him. He was baptized as a Southern Baptist.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Rea Waddell of Amarillo; three daughters, Billie Hagen and Tammie Diaz, both of Amarillo, Vera McCoy of Lees Summit, Missouri; two sons, Michael Waddell and James Waddell, both of Amarillo; six grandchildren, Angela Armigo, Theresa Sims, William Lamberson, Kimberly Lamberson, Krista Hagen, and Andy Hagen; three great-grandchildren, Analiyah Armigo, Morgan Lamberson, and Aubrey Stallings; and Jim Youngblood, considered as a son.

The family requests memorials be to Emma Rae Waddell for special funds, c/o Robertson Funeral Directors, PO Drawer 1090, Clarendon, Texas 79226.

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