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Sterlie "Sonny" Waddell Jr.

July 13, 1941 ~ March 2, 2019 (age 77)
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Sterlie “Sonny” Waddell, Jr., age 77 of Troutville, died suddenly Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Sonny was born in Roanoke July 13, 1941 and lived in Botetourt County all of his life. He was the son of the late Sterlie R. and Nellie H. Brown Waddell.

Sonny served in The United States Air Force and was a brick mason. He laid the bricks in many buildings throughout Botetourt and Roanoke. Sonny enjoyed coin collecting, hunting, fishing, fixing lawn mowers and tinkering. He served on the Troutville Rescue Squad for many years and was assistant scout master of Boy Scout Troop 137, was a member of Troutville Church of the Brethren, and loved the Greenwood Restaurant.

Sonny is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol Scaggs Wadell; son and daughter-in-law Timothy and Pamela Waddell of Asheboro, North Carolina; daughter Susan Waddell Jennings of Troutville; special granddaughter Heather Murrell; grandchildren: Ryan Jennings, Hannah Hoover, Josh Dickens, Christian Dickens; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; beloved four-legged son, Kasey; brother and sister-in-law Danny and Nancy Waddell of Troutville; favorite sister: Sylvia Waddell Dickerson and her husband James Dunham of Fincastle; and close friend (like a son), Ronny Wallace of Troutville.

A memorial service with military honors will be 2:00 pm Saturday, March 9 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Pastor Terry Johnson officiating. A private burial will be conducted at the convenience of the family at Troutville Cemetery. Sonny’s family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Troutville Church of the Brethren, PO Box 156, Troutville, Virginia 24175; or to Troutville Rescue Squad, 20 Sunset Avenue, Troutville, Virginia 24175.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Click here to view a webcast of the service on 3/9/2019 at 02:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time.

Donations may be made to:

Troutville Church of the Brethren
PO Box 156, Troutville VA 24175

Troutville Rescue Squad
20 Sunset Avenue, Troutville VA 24175

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