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Gerald Layton Waldrep

December 24, 1942 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 77)

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Gerald Layton Waldrep, 77, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Coleman and Agnes Campbell Waldrep.

Mr. Waldrep served proudly in the United States Army where he met his bride, Rosa, while stationed in Germany. He worked for American Spinning for 18 years and retired from Michelin Tire Corp after 23 years. He was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Mr. Waldrep was an avid train collector and had quite an extensive collection.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Rosa; son, Gerald Waldrep Jr. (Tammy), daughter, Chris Nix (Dean); four grandchildren, Brandon Waldrep (Kayla), Kayla Westbrooks (Josh), Austin Nix and Alex Nix; two great-grandchildren, Kenley and Noah Westbrooks; and a brother, Wayne Waldrep.

Although no formal visitation will be held, the family invites friends and family to view a tribute in honor of his life Friday, October 16, 2020, from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. The family appreciates those attending to follow the CDC guidelines on Social Distancing and wearing a mask. The family will have a private memorial service the following day.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615 or or to Trinity Lutheran Church, 421 N. Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601.

Condolences may be left for the family by visiting Tribute Wall.

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October 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home Northwest Chapel


American Cancer Society, Greenville, SC
154 Milestone Way, Greenville SC 29615
Tel: 1-864-627-1903

Trinity Lutheran Church
421 N. Main Street, Greenville SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-242-5702

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