Robert C. Waldrop, a devoted pharmacist with a career spanning an incredible 60 years, passed away on June 30, 2023, at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. He was born on December 11, 1931, in Chester County, TN. Robert's selflessness and unwavering dedication to serving others throughout his life made him a beloved figure in both his personal and professional communities.
Robert was known for always putting others before himself. His caring nature and genuine concern for those around him were evident in every aspect of his life. As a pharmacist, he tirelessly worked to ensure the health and well-being of his patients. Robert's commitment to providing excellent care went beyond his professional duties; he often went out of his way to assist those in need, offering guidance and support during difficult times.
Throughout his career, Robert touched countless lives through his work as a pharmacist. His compassion and expertise were valued by everyone who had the opportunity to interact with him. Many remember him not just as their pharmacist but also as a trusted friend and confidant.
Before embarking on his successful pharmacy career, Robert served in the Air Force during the Korean War. His military service represented another facet of his life where he displayed bravery and selflessness. Robert's dedication to country mirrored his commitment to helping others within his community as well as a dedicated member of Oakfield Baptist Church.
Outside of work, Robert had several hobbies and interests that brought him joy and relaxation. Among them were fishing trips, where he could immerse himself in nature and appreciate the serenity it offered. Riding his tractor provided both a sense of adventure and an opportunity for peaceful contemplation. He also had a deep admiration for Western movies; they transported him to different times and places while providing endless entertainment.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Luther Waldrop and Ethel Collie Waldrop, as well as three siblings: Collie, Louise, and Kathryn. Although he has departed this world, he leaves behind a lasting legacy and memories cherished by his surviving family and friends.
He is survived by his loving wife, Karen Waldrop, who stood by his side throughout their journey together. Their bond exemplified the strength and love that sustained them through life's ups and downs. Robert is also survived by his two sons, Barry Waldrop and Keith Waldrop, who will continue to honor his memory.
Robert's impact extended to future generations. He leaves behind three grandchildren - James, Beverly, and Alexis - who were a source of great pride and joy for him. Additionally, he was blessed with five great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Robert's values of kindness and compassion will undoubtedly be passed down through the generations as a testament to the remarkable man he was.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held Monday, July 3, 2023, at 2:00PM in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors with Rev. Mickey Jackson officiating with entombment in Highland Memorial Gardens to follow.
The family will be receiving friends Monday from 12:00PM until service time at 2:00PM.
Those serving as pallbearers will be James Waldrop, Billy Austin, Darrell Allen, Kevin Creasy, Larry Fesmire and David Boyd. Chris Craft will serve as an honorary pallbearer.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be directed to Oakfield Baptist Church, 3527 Old Medina Rd., Oakfield, TN 38362 www.oakfieldbaptistchurch.com
The loss of Robert C. Waldrop leaves an indelible void in the lives of those who knew him. His selflessness, dedication to others, and unwavering commitment to making a difference will always be remembered. The world has lost an extraordinary individual whose impact will continue to be felt for years to come.
Rest in peace, dear Robert C. Waldrop. May your soul find eternal comfort as your legacy lives on in the hearts of those you touched during your remarkable journey on earth.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, Jackson, TN 38305, www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com, Facebook/Arrington Funeral Directors.
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