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Wayne Lewis Wardrup

June 1, 1922 ~ June 1, 2020 (age 98)


Wayne Lewis Wardrup, age 98, of Saltillo, Texas passed away on June 1, 2020 in Mount Pleasant, Texas.

There will be a private family memorial service at a later date.

Wayne was born in Saltillo, Texas on June 1, 1922 to P.L. Wardrup and Susie Cowser Wardrup. He was a resident of the Mount Vernon House in Mount Vernon, Texas and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.

Wayne served as a parachuter in the United States Army from 1944 – 1946.  He worked in the aeronautical industry for 44 years beginning his career at Consolidated Aircraft and retiring from Bell Helicopter after 21.5 years of service.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Taylor; and grandson, Cory Applewhite. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Old Saltillo Cemetery Association, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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