Herrin- Charles Ron Waldrop, 81, of Herrin, passed away at 7:00 AM, Sunday, October 28, 2007 at his home.
Ron was born on September 17, 1926 in Herrin to Charles & Alice (Mason) Waldrop. He fought bravely during WWII while stationed in the Army Air Corp in the Pacific. Once stateside he married Ramona McGee on July 8, 1950 in Herrin. He loved spending time with and dancing with his wife of fifty seven years. She survives of Herrin.
He retired as Director of Engineering Services of Norge after forty one years of service. Ron served on the Herrin City Planning Commission. He was an active member of the Herrin First Presbyterian Church and was a former deacon.
Mr. Waldrop was a member of Herrin Prairie Masonic Lodge #693, the Herrin Jr. Ball League (he also coached baseball for several years), and the Franklin County Country Club (he golfed with the Bologna Bunch). He truly enjoyed his family and attended all of his grandchildrens sporting events.
Wife- Ramona Waldrop of Herrin
Daughter & son in law- Tara & Scott Hamlin of Marion
Son & daughter in law- Kevin & Debbie Waldrop of Marion
Katie Vordtriede of Herrin
Erin Vordtriede of Chicago
Matthew Vordtriede of Chicago
Justin Waldrop of Marion
Bryan Waldrop of Marion
Trey Waldrop of Marion
Great Grandchild- Taryn Vordtriede of Herrin
Brother & sister in law- Arlen & Marie Waldrop of Fullerton, CA
Brother in law- Paul McGee & wife Gene of Marion
Brother in law- Kenneth McGee & wife Mary of Carbondale
Sister in law- Pat Noakes & husband P.D. of Marion
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Michael Neubert will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Military rites will be performed at graveside by the Herrin VFW & American Legion Posts. Visitation will be from 5-8:00 PM, Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
Memorial donations may be made to the Herrin First Presbyterian Church and will be accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home/ 201 S. 13th St. / Herrin, IL 62948. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.