Donald L. Waddell, UPS retiree

April 6, 2021

Donald L. Waddell, 78, of Georgetown passed away peacefully at his home Friday, April 2, 2021. 

He was born to the late Fred Albert and Gertrude E. (Carter) Waddell. He grew up in Rectortown, Va., and attended high school in Marshall, Va. After graduation, he served two years in the Army as a tank mechanic in Fort Bliss, Texas.

He returned to Baltimore, Md., where he worked for UPS for 26 years as a feeder driver. He served as the secretary of the Teamsters Union Local 355 for several years. He transferred to UPS in Harrington and worked as a feeder supervisor, where he worked for eight more years. Donald retired from UPS after 34 years, and during his time he was recognized for his long safety record. After he retired, he worked at Central Tractor and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. 

Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman, and was a lifetime member of Riverside Hunting Club. He spent his summers at his property in Wachapreague, Va., fishing with friends and teaching his grandchildren about fishing and boating. 

In addition to his parents, Donald is preceded in death by his twin brother; his sister; and his beloved granddaughter, Samantha, who passed away four years ago. 

He leaves behind his wife of 35 years, Peggy; his two daughters, Robin Tull and her husband Kevin, and Bonnie Waddell and her fiancé Bill; his stepson Matt Timmons and his wife Kelly; his twin grandsons, Steven Rees and his wife Anna, and Donald J. Rees and his wife Renuka; his sister, Doris Edmonds of The Plains, Va.; as well as four nieces and his nephew.

Graveside services for the family will be scheduled at a later date. Online condolences may be sent at Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Services, Georgetown. 

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