James Waddell

August 03, 1923 ‒ January 03, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

James B. Waddell, age 85, of Crystal Ave., Mount Vernon, passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at the Country Court Nursing Home. He was born on August 3, 1923 to the late Bernard and Velma (Spicer) Waddell. James was employed at Owens Corning. He was a member of the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Bricklayers Union, and Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. James served in the United States Marines Corps during WWII in Iwo Jima and the South Pacific.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Jan) Pembrook of Gambier, E. Lynn (David) Stryker of Gambier; two sons, James (Chong) Waddell of Fayetteville, NC, Thomas (Susan) Waddell of Mount Vernon; sixteen grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a great great granddaughter; a sister, Louise Hunter of Mount Vernon; and two brothers, Charles (Margo) Waddell of Mount Vernon and Homer Waddell of Mount Vernon.

Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by his wife Eunice Waddell, a daughter Deborah Ann Waddell, two sons, Joseph Waddell and Christopher Waddell, a sister Ruth Strauser, two brothers, Jack Waddell and Roger Waddell.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home with a Rosary to follow at 8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Father Stephen Metzger will be celebrant. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of James B. Waddell.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in the Holy Scriptures which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.