Bernard E. "Bernie" Waldon 77, of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Indianapolis, passed away
June 27, 2012.
He was born in Crawfordsville, IN, to Floyd and Agnes Waldon. He graduated from Crawfordsville
High School and moved to Indianapolis in 1965.
Bernie worked in radio for several years at WILO, WHOW, and WIRE in Indianapolis
and WZIP in Cincinnati. He was a musician working with several Country and
Bluegrass groups mainly The Indiana Band and Bluegrass Partners. He appeared
on radio and T.V., was a guest on the Grand Ole Opry and Renfro Valley Barn Dance.
Bernie retired from Emery Worldwide in 1977, prior to that he worked
for Purolator Courier. Bernie was a private pilot and past President of the Indiana Chapter
of the Antique Airplane Association of which he was a national lifetime member.
He also belonged to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associations, the Experimental Airplane Association
and the Luscombe Association. He served eight years in the Indiana National Guard.
Bernie is survived by his wife of 45 years, Hurma "Mac" Waldon; four children - two
stepsons and two stepdaughters, Kathleen (Steve) Geralds, Pat (Jennifer) McCotter, Laura McCotter
and Mike (Nannette) McCotter; sister, Joyce (Jim) Northcutt; stepmother, Genetha Waldon;
11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and many friends.
A Celebration of Life is being held in Brooksville, FL. Services are pending at
Shirley Brothers Irving Hill Chapel, Indianapolis, IN.
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