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Richard C. Waddell
  • December 19, 1946
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  • September 07, 2018

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Richard C. Waddell, 71, of Lehigh Acres, passed away September 7, 2018 at his home. Born December 19, 1946 in Hannibal, MO., he was the son of Carol and Cecil Waddell. Richard proudly served his country, with tours in Vietnam and Germany, before retiring from The United States Army. When not spending time with his family he enjoyed working with computers and watching sports, especially  Mizzou football. Richard was a member of both Mission Hill Baptist Church in Palmyra, Missouri and Buckingham Baptist Church, in Fort Myers, Florida. Surviving are his loving wife Michelle Waddell, daughter Tricia (Timmy) Asquith, step son Jonathan (Kailey) Brodhacker, grandsons Kody and Kameron Asquith, numerous cousins, and special friends Scott Yargus of Missouri and Roger Mancini of Florida. A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday September 16, 2018 at 1:30 pm at Buckingham Baptist Church, 4461 Buckingham Rd., Ft. Myers, FL., 33905. Another Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mission Hill Baptist Church, 4653 Business 61, Palmyra, MO, 63461. Following a noon meal, burial will take place in Mission Hill  Cemetery.  


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  1. Ruthie and Scott Black lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2018
    Lit since September 14, 2018 at 9:44:49 PM

  2. Scott Yargus lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2018
    Lit since September 14, 2018 at 9:58:10 PM

  3. Scott Yargus says:
    14 Sep 2018
    Dick was my dearest and closest friend, besides my wife. We shared many great times discussing the newest and finest technical gadgets and software - most of which, Dick would manage to convince Michelle that he couldn't do without whatever it was that was in his radar at the time. I loved it, because Michelle and Dick would almost always donate what ever the new item had replaced to me. I think Michelle only pretended to be tough on the online orders, because she loved to see how Dick would brighten and beam with child-like enthusiasm when the item would finally arrive.
    There was absolutely nothing that we couldn't discuss and share with each other and many times Dick was my "accountability" partner, usually giving some more educated thought to something I was either thinking or going through. He was quick to point out that we have a big God and He is still on the throne.
    I have only a short time to see that truth come to fruition, when I see my dear brother in Heaven. God blessed us with Dick's friendship and I am looking forward to seeing him again. I love you, brother!

  4. 1SG Kimball WILCOX (Ret) USA MOARNG lit a candle:
    13 Sep 2018
    Lit since September 13, 2018 at 9:58:23 PM

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    13 Sep 2018
    Lit since September 13, 2018 at 9:26:29 PM

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    13 Sep 2018
    Lit since September 13, 2018 at 9:42:55 PM

  7. DONNA CARTER says:
    13 Sep 2018
    So sorry about Dicky use to bowl with him for years a very nice man to know......

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