May 11, 1948 ‒ April 18, 2021
Formerly of Marion, Ohio
George Waugh, age 72, of Edison, died on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the Riverside Methodist Hospital with his loving family by his side following a brief illness.
On May 11, 1948, George was born in Marion, Ohio, the fourth of five children of the late Glendon and Hazel (Edwards) Waugh. He graduated from Marion Harding High School in the class of 1966.
During high school, George fell for a classmate of his, Linda Sue Clark. They were married on October 11, 1969, and shared 51 years together.
Shortly following graduation, in September of 1967, George enlisted to serve his beloved country in the US Navy. During his four years of service, he had been stationed aboard the USS Essex, where he was a crewman providing assistance for their fighter jets.
Upon his honorable discharge, George returned home and started driving truck for the HPM Corporation in Mount Gilead. He drove for them until they closed, and then finished his career driving truck for the Marion Galion Petroleum Company, retiring in 2010.
Throughout his life, George had an appreciation for anything with a motor. He loved old antique Ford trucks, tinkering and restoring several over the years. He loved going to the drag strip in Norwalk to watch the big NHRA drag races. He enjoyed riding motorcycles, riding in to work whenever he could.
An outdoorsman, George always enjoyed going fishing at the local lakes, such as Knox Lake and Alum Creek. He and Linda enjoyed going camping whenever they could, at places like Malabar Farms and Mohican State Parks. He also loved fall festivals and enjoyed movies, especially comedies.
Most important of all to George was his family. He was doing everything in his power to take care of his wife, Linda. He deeply loved his sons and granddaughters, cherishing their time together. George also loved visiting his brother, sister, and lifelong friends.
George will be missed by his beloved wife, Linda Waugh; two sons: Gary (Monica) Waugh of Mount Gilead, and Michael (Julie) Waugh of Medina; three granddaughters: Natalie Waugh, and Abigail and Molly Waugh; two siblings: Betty (Dean) Blair, and Gerald (Cheryl) Waugh; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, George was preceded in death by two brothers: Gary and Bill Waugh.
His family will greet friends from 1 – 2 pm on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel, 347 W. Center St., Marion. Services honoring his life will follow at 2 pm, with Pastor Dale Baker. Masks will be required for everyone attending his services. Burial with military honors provided by the Marion County United Veterans Council will follow in Marion Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/donate), to help those afflicted with the disease, including his wife Linda.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve George’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.