Darrell C. Waldo, age 86, of Glenwood, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017.
He was born on August 30, 1931, in Bayou Meta, Arkansas, the son of Robert John Waldo and Mammie Violet Sinclair Waldo. On August 30, 1952, he was married to the love of his life, Mary E. Grecco, who preceded him in death on February 10, 2017. He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Elbert Waldo, Norman Waldo and Lonnie Waldo; and his sister, Louise Swanson.
He was a faithful and dedicated member of the Glenwood Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as the Sunday School Superintendent and Trustee and retired after 24 years from Alltel,formerly known as Allied Telephone Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was a skilled woods craftsman, who had the gifted ability to build just about anything, including beautiful furniture; but above all, his greatest joy in life was spending time with his family. He was a wonderful and loving husband, a cherished father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Randy Reid of Glenwood; his son and daughter-in-law, John and Georgeann Holovach of Vermont; four grandchildren and their spouses, April and Greg McCuin, Chase and Kelly Reid, Darrell and Tracey Holovach and Brian Holovach; six great- grandchildren, Cade McCuin, Brooklyn McCuin, Clark McCuin, Darrell Nicholas Holovach, Thomas William Holovach and Tiffany Whitney; one great-great-grandson, Fenix Whitney; one brother, Douglas Waldo of Texas; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members; and a host of wonderful friends.
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 1, 2017, in the Davis-Smith Funeral Home Chapel in Glenwood with Bro. Greg McCuin and Bro. Ron Parker officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Joe Beene, Jeff Leonard, Larry Abshire, Mike Carpenter, Lew Reid and Billy Plyler.
Honorary pallbearers will be his very best friend, William Carter, and others, Dr. Matthew Hulsey, Veronica Ashbrook, Ellen Moreland and all their nurses and staff, and also the nurses and staff of Kindred Hospice.
Guest registry is at www.davis-smith.com.