Gene Thomas Waddell
, 83, of Wadsworth passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born November 21, 1934 in Wadsworth.
Gene was a graduate of Wadsworth High School, served in the U.S. Air Force, was a former Wadsworth Volunteer Fireman, and was retired from City Loan and Savings. Gene was an avid fisherman, hunter, card player, and golfer. For many years he played softball and was active with youth sports programs in Wadsworth, coaching and supporting his children and granddaughters.
He enjoyed driving his red pickup to McDonalds for coffee and catching up with his friends and spent many hours taking care of family graves at the cemetery.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father Edna and Benny Crupi and one brother Charles Crupi and the first and foremost love of his life, Phylis Waddell. Gene is survived by his son Brad, daughter and son-in-law Teri and Phil Arndt, and the loves of his life, his granddaughters Jessica and Lauren Arndt and great grandchildren Norah and JoJo, all of Wadsworth.
The family will receive friends 5-8 pm Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St., Wadsworth, where funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 pm Wednesday, Jan. 3. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.