Frank Waldrop


Visitation Details

Service Details
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Sunday, August 6, 2017
Bordwine Funeral Home Bordwine Funeral Home
203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, Tn 37331 203 Ohio Ave., Etowah, TN 37331
Interment Jones Chapel Cemetery
Monday, August  7, 2017 11:00 AM











Frank Waldrop, 81 of Claxton Community, peacefully departed this life on Friday, August 4, 2017. He was surrounded by his loved ones and was escorted into heaven as his loving grandchildren sang some of his favorite gospel hymns.

Frank was a Christian and was happy at anytime to tell you of the reason of his faith. He was an active member of Cane Creek Baptist where he taught adult Sunday school for many years. Even though he was battling Parkinson’s disease He was faithful in attendance thanks to his loving wife, Ann who helped him with his mobility issues. Frank loved his Lord, loved his family, and was a good friend and neighbor to all who were fortunate enough to know him. God blessed Frank with a great sense of humor, a beautiful smile that lit up his eyes, and the uncanny ability to fix or create anything. He was a devoted family man who will be missed until we see him again!

He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Georgie Belle Waldrop; sister and her husband, Margaret and Ronnie Wampler; brother and his wife, Willard and Wilma Waldrop; mother and father-in-law, Glenn and Vennie Martin; grandparents Joe and Elsie Crabtree, Riley and Ellar Waldrop.  He was also preceded by his infant sister, Georgie Elsie; twin sons, Lynn and Glenn; and great-grandson, Ethin Waldrop, whom he will be able to meet and talk to for the first time.

He is survived by his loving wife, Anna Martin Waldrop; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Tamera Waldrop; daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Chris Taylor all of Etowah; siblings and spouses: Katherine Willis, Mary Ellen and Bob Shugart, Charlcia and Robert Baker, and Leonard Waldrop all of Claxton and  Janie and Wilton Richesin of Philadelphia, TN; sisters-in-law and spouses:  Faye Martin Crabtree and Roy of Etowah, Joyce Martin McLemore and Carl of Madisonville; grandchildren:  Erick, Katlyn, Kaleb, and Karan Waldrop; Aaron and Lavinnia Taylor and Hannah Taylor Umphrey and spouse Brandon; great-grandson:  Frank Edward Waldrop, Benjamin Wayne Edwards; and many close friends and family.

Funeral Service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, August 6, 2017 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with Rev. Homer Roberts and Rev. Kenneth Waldrop officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble Monday, August 7th at Jones Chapel Cemetery for the 11:00 a.m. committal service. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.



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  1. Ellen Pickett McClary August 15, 2017

    I’m so sorry for your loss Kenny. Haven’t saw you since high school, but still love ya Buddy. May God wrap His loving hedge of comfort and peace around you and your family during this time of heartbreak.

  2. Allen Mabes August 7, 2017

    I am so sorry for your lost…..

  3. Leslye Beria August 6, 2017

    Ann and family, please accept my condolences in your loss. May God fill you with His love, comfort, and peace. If there is anything that we can do for you please don’t hesitate to ask!

  4. Angela J. Stillwell August 6, 2017

    Ann, I was so sorry to hear about Frank. I wish I could give magic words of comfort. All I can offer is prayers, in the days to come ahead, for peace that only the Holy Spirit can bring. You & Frank have always been so precious to my family. I love you Ann. I will keep you in my prayers.

  5. Tommy Martin August 5, 2017

    We send our condolences to the family and friends. Frank will be missed by many and I’m certain he’s enjoying himself now. We will continue to lift y’all in our prayers.
    Love, Tommy Martin and the rest of the family in Texas. <

  6. Steve Blankenship August 5, 2017

    Dear Ann and family. So sorry to hear about the passing of Frank. Just wanted to let you know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Rhonda Bryson August 5, 2017

    Our family sends condolences. The Waldrop family is in our prayers as they send their husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather home to heaven.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Carolyn Coe Bryson, Rhonda Bryson, Anthony Bryson, and Heather Bryson Culp

  8. Perry Duncan and the Duncan family August 4, 2017

    Ann and family, such a loving tribute to Frank. Please know that all of your family is held in our prayers and we are thinking of you. May God surround each of you with loving support and deep affirmations that God is with you, loves you very much, and that we are an Easter people!
    Blessings, Perry and all the Duncan clan


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