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Dr. Jack Marion Waldrep

The Dallas New Era
Dallas, GA
March 31, 2005
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Dr. Jack Marion Waldrep

Died March 22, 2005

Published in The Dallas New Era (Dallas, Georgia) Thursday, March 31, 2005

Transcribed by Patricia Compton

Rome Physician Dr. Jack Marion Waldrep Passes

Dr. Jack Marion Waldrep, Sr., age 86, of 201 Greenview Road, Rome, Georgia, passed away Tuesday morning, March 22, 2005 at a local hospital following an extended illness.

Dr. Waldrep was born in Spring Hill, Louisiana in July, 1918, the only child of the late Marvin Lee Waldrep and the late Grace Thomas Waldrep.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Melba Juanita English Waldrep, to whom he married on June 26, 1949; four children, Jack Marion Waldrep, Jr. and his Nancy, of Dallas, Marvin L. Waldrep and his wife, Sharon, of Smyrna, David F. Waldrep and his wife, Margaret, of Marietta, and Helen W. Sheppard and her husband, Brent, of Morganton, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, Kaye Waldrep of Augusta, Jack M. “Jay” Waldrep, III of Dallas, M. Lee Waldrep, Jr. of Williamsburg, VA, Laura Waldrep of Smyrna, Lisa and John Waldrep of Marietta and Martha and Anna Sheppard of Morganton, North Carolina.

Dr. Waldrep resided much of his childhood in Reddick, Florida, and he attended the University of Florida and Emory University School of Medicine, where he received the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1943. He served and internship and surgical residencies at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. Following service in World War II, he serviced a residency in urology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, NY. Dr. Waldrep was a Board Certified Urologist. During World War II, Dr. Waldrep, a Captain, served as a young physician with the 419th Armed Field Battalion and fought during the Battle of the Bulge. During the Battle of the Bulge, he received a Purple Heart medal for an injury he sustained.

Dr. Waldrep practiced general medicine in Ocala, Florida. Following his urological residency, he began the practice of urology and surgery in Rome, GA in 1954. He proudly served as a volunteer team doctor for the Coosa High School football team for over 25 years. He served on the medical staffs of Floyd Medical Center, McCall Hospital and Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Waldrep served for eight years as a member of the Floyd County Board of Education. He served as a Baptist deacon and was member of the Garden Lakes Baptist Church. He was a member of the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 of the American Legion, the Coosa Country Club, and the Coosa Valley Railway Club. Funeral Services for Dr. Waldrep were held on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. from Garden Lakes Baptist Church with Rev. Drew Corbett and Dr. Floyd Roebuck officiating.

Interment followed at Myrtle Hill Cemetery with Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard conducting military graveside rites. Members of the Shanklin-Attaway Post 5 Honor Guard served as active and honorary pall bearers.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Building Fund of the Garden Lakes Baptist Church, 2220 Redmond Circle, NW, Rome, GA 30165.

Fred Talley’s Parkview Chapel Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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