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Charles Eugene Waldrep

Charles Eugene Waldrep




Charles E. Waldrep passed away June 16, 2021, at the age of 75 with his wife Linda by his side. He may have lost his battle with Dementia, but we will never lose the fond memories we have of him working, farming, and playing hard. 


Born in Greenville, SC, he was a son of the late Ralph and Katherine Owens Waldrep. Charles was a truck driver for Dairymen Inc. for many years, then transitioned into being self-employed by having a land clearing business, and hauling vermiculite which he mined off of his farmland in Lanford.


Charles played as hard as he worked, and had a love for the outdoors. He played softball when he was younger, and claimed he hit home runs because he could not run fast. He had a natural talent when it came to playing golf. Hitting the ball longer and straighter, even if it had been a year since he picked up a club. If it could swim, he would fish for it. But catching Lake Murray stripers at daylight on a chrome spook was his ultimate thrill. Chances are he would always come home with a cooler full of fish. He also enjoyed deer hunting, tractor pulling, and cattle farming.


You can rest easy now Pop. The skies will always be clear, and the fish are always biting.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by: a son, Ralph Waldrep of Enoree; a daughter, Dana Fuller (David) of Enoree; grandchildren, Rebecca Ridge and Nate Campbell; sisters, Rosa Margaret Thompson (Larry) of Laurens, Joanne Thomason of Laurens and Kathy Furtick (Ed) of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. 


In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a son, Robert Waldrep.


A private memorial service will be held on Friday, June 18, 2021, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Rev. Daniel Eplee. Visitation for friends and family will be held Friday, June 18, 2021, at The Kennedy Mortuary from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.


Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or to Boys Farm, 6655 SC Hwy 34,221, Newberry, SC 29108.


Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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A candle was lit in memory of Charles Waldrep

Harley Ford Jun 21 2021 12:00 AM

Charles was one of the older guys I looked up to when growing up in Laurens. He always seemed to have a sly smile on his face.
My condolences to all the members of the very special Waldrep family.

Langdon Long Jun 20 2021 12:00 AM

Myrna Quinton Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Waldrep

Myrna Quinton Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

With my deepest sympathy and prayers at your time of grief.

Myrna Quinton Jun 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Waldrep

Kathy Turner Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

My prayers and thoughts go with you. May God hold you ever close in these times.

Edgar Simpson Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Waldrep

Gail Bouknight Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

Linda & family, we were so sorry to hear of Charles' passing but know he is no longer suffering. I pray God's loving hand will be with you all in the days ahead. We love you all & if there is anything we can do please let us know. Loretta and Jess

Loretta Oropeza Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

Dear Linda & family, Sorry to learn of the passing of Charley. I remember him telling me he dating Miss Monsanto, later his wife. My Uncle Richard told me that milk truck was a real money maker.Fond memories of big Red. RIP brother! John Wasson, Seabrook Island,S.C.

John Wasson Jun 18 2021 12:00 AM

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