Reverend Jack Newton Waddell

March 30, 2014 

Reverend Jack Newton Waddell

The Reverend Jack Newton Waddell, 73, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014 in the UNC Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

He was born on June 3, 1940 in Pemberton, WVA a son of the late Jeder Pritchard Waddell and Lina Cook Waddell.

On June 3, 1961 he married Maribelle Jolly Waddell who predeceased him on November 18, 2005. On August 22, 2009 he married Mae Lee Smith Waddell who survives of the home in Chapel Hill, NC.

Following graduation from Sophia High School in Sophia, WVA, Jack completed his apprenticeship at the Newport News Ship Building Company.

After sensing a call to the Christian ministry he attended Bluefield College, University of Richmond and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Jack served as a Virginia Baptist Pastor for 48 years at numerous Baptist churches including as Chaplain at Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA and pastor Rivermont Baptist Church, Danville, VA.

He was a member of Greenpond Baptist Church. Jack had made his home in Chapel Hill since 2009.

In addition to his wife, Mae Lee, he is survived by a son, the Reverend Craig N. Waddell (Angelika) of Richmond, VA, a daughter, Maribeth W. Motley (Robert) of Chatham, four grandchildren, Virginia Erin Waddell, Fiona Elaine Waddell, Tildon Wayne Motley and Marissa Emaline Motley, a brother, Charles Waddell (Hazel) of West Point, VA , three sisters, Kathleen Hand and Gale Waddell both of Richmond,VA and Nancy Davidson of Baltimore, MD, a number of nieces and nephews, two step-children, Melanie Nault (Bob) of Neenah, WI and Keith Minton (Colleen) of Chapel Hill, NC, four step-grandchildren, Jacob Nault, Emily Nault, Madeleine Minton and Colin Minton.

Funeral services were held on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Greenpond Baptist Church, 7176 Anderson Mill Road, Chatham, VA with the Reverend Steve Carlton and the Reverend Craig Waddell officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Source of Light Orphanage, Delmas, Haiti, c/o Virginia Baptist Missions Board, 2828 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294 on line at

Townes Funeral Home and Crematory, 215 West Main Street, Danville, VA is serving the Waddell family. online condolences at www.townes

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