Ronnie Lee Waddill

Ronnie Lee Waddill, 71, of Prairie Grove, died Tuesday, November 6, at Regency Hospital in Springdale. Ronnie was born August 21, 1947, to Norman Franklin and Vada Viola Masters Waddill in Newport. He was a Vietnam veteran and enjoyed meeting weekly with a group of fellow veterans after his service. He enjoyed playing golf and his weekly meeting with his coffee group. Ronnie was devoted to his family, his church, and he never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by two brothers; Robert Waddill and Norman Dale “Buddy” Waddill.

He is survived by his brother, Carl Eugene Waddill of Prairie Grove; two sisters, Joan Helms of Little Rock and Catherine Harris of Newport; eight nieces and nephews, Lana Holt, Franklin Harris, Carla Huggins, Stephanie Beatty, James Waddill, Brian Waddill, Karey Simmons, and Kelly Bishop; and many great-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, November 13, at Farmington Church of Christ followed by interment with military honors at Fayetteville National Cemetery.

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Marlin Ward
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Marlin Ward

Dear Family,
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ..Sorry for your loss. .May God bless you with peace and comfort during this time.
Sincerely, Marlin Ward

Lynell Masters Fisbeck
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Lynell Masters Fisbeck

So very sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Ronnie in many years but I remember his smile. Rest in peace cousin.

Janie & Wally Steen
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Janie & Wally Steen

Ronnie was a dear friend & classmate. He was always joyful with a smile on his face. He will be missed .

Oscar and Marisue Jones
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Oscar and Marisue Jones

We first met Ronnie when his sister, Joan, was dating my brother, Boyce Dee Helms. He and Robert would come up to the house with Joan and visit. You never saw one without the other. Many years later he started visiting us. We loved for him to come by and talk. Rest in peace, Ronnie. You and Robert are together again.

Terry & Nadine Herald
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Terry & Nadine Herald

Ronnie was one of our best friends ever and our best neighbor that we ever had. He was our brother in CHRIST. We always love his laugh. If we needed anything fixed, he would try to fix it. He was just a great guy who worked hard. We will always remember mission trips together. We will miss his visits when he came to Sherwood. God Bless his family.

Eddie Massey
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Eddie Massey

Very blessed to have known Mr Robert and Ronnie for the short time I did , enjoyed the days we all played golf together, they both were always laughing and cutting up , they both helped me on a frew pojects on my home , I will not forget them , may they both Rest In Peace !

Vann Rackley
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Vann Rackley

Dear Family, I will miss Ronnie in our Thursday P.T.S.D. group. Ken Geene , Ronnie, and I always went to lunch together after our group meeting. He was a great friend and brother in arms. He will be missed. So sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Vann Rackley

Cory and Alana Ashworth
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Cory and Alana Ashworth

So blessed to have met this special man. He was a wonderful neighbor with such a BIG heart. His smile and visits will be greatly missed.

Larry Wilkinson
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Larry Wilkinson

Ronnie and I were long distance friends. I worked as his counter part in Birmingham Alabama during his last job. Always friendly. Always helpful. Always wanting to learn new things. Always good attitude and made one feel special. He was very excited about spending time with family and playing golf after retiring. Our last visit was June 2013 as he returned from playing golf in Fla.

Donald Barber
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Donald Barber

Ronnie and I graduated together from Newport High in 1965. Throughout all the years, he and I were always friends. He was the kind of guy you couldn’t help but like. I still remember his pole vaulting days as a member of the Greyhound track team. What an amazing athlete he was as he cleared that bar so high up in the air. He will always be remembered.