Memorial for David Waite ’71
David Waite, 80, of Blue Mound, IL passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital following a car accident.
A memorial gathering will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Warrensburg Sportsman Club. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Blue Mound Fire Department or the Warrensburg Sportsman Club.
David was born on November 29, 1936 in Moweaqua, IL to Harry and Clara (Wilber) Waite. He proudly served in the United States Army. He earned his Associate Degree from Millikin University. David owned and retired from Clark’s Appliance in Decatur, IL. He was a board member at the Warrensburg Sportsman Club. David married Janet Traughber of Blue Mound, IL on September 17, 1960 in Stonington, IL. His passion was the outdoors and going to auctions. David always vacationed in Boothbay Harbor, ME and went bear hunting in Princeton, ME for over 40 years.
David is survived by his wife of 57 years: Janet Waite of Blue Mound, IL; children: Aaron (Tracey) Waite of Decatur, IL and Lisa (Eric) Eskew of Moweaqua, IL; grandchildren: Jennifer (Keith) Garner of Maroa, IL, Colleen (Jon) Sparks of Argenta, IL, Nathaniel Eskew of Moweaqua, IL and Kendra (Mike) Barnes of Decatur, IL; 9 great grandchildren; sister: Betty (Jim) Myers of Chicago, IL.
David was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Haldon and Lyle Waite.