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James Kenneth "Ken" Waid, Sr.
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Obituary for James Kenneth "Ken" Waid, Sr.

James Kenneth Waid, Sr. (Ken) died on March 29, 2017, at 10:16 pm surrounded by family, as a result of pulmonary fibrosis after a short hospital stay at Tanner Medical Center in Carrollton, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth (Skee) Gillikin Waid in 2008. Survivors include his present wife, Melinda Knowles Waid, his three sons and their wives Jim (Melanie) Waid, Duluth, Georgia; Scott (Sandy) Waid, Peachtree Corners, Georgia; and Steven (Jennifer) Waid, Charlotte, North Carolina; a sister Charlotte Waid St. John, New Smyrna Beach, Florida; six loving grandchildren Elizabeth, Christopher, Amanda, Nicholas, Stephanie, and Colton Waid; his three stepchildren, Sam Henderson, Melinda Banach, Lila (Bailey) Killian and step grandchildren Zachary, Katie, Lila, Lauren, Claire, Katie, and Ashley. He is also survived by three sisters-in-law Martha (John) Ranson, Martha (Lamar) Phillips, Jeanine (Richard) Peck and their families.

Ken was born in 1934 and grew up in Atlanta, the son of Ellie and Mildred King Waid. He graduated from Fulton High School in 1952, and from Georgia Tech in 1956, and was a life-long fan and supporter of the Yellow Jackets. He went to work for the DuPont Company upon graduation from Tech, and worked there until he retired in 1994, after a career of 38 years. He worked for DuPont in five locations, including Camden, South Carolina; Waynesboro and Richmond, Virginia; then Wilmington, Delaware and Delisle, Mississippi. He held increasingly more responsible jobs until his early retirement, when he relocated to Fairfield Plantation, Villa Rica, Georgia.

In Fairfield Plantation, he was very active in volunteer positions. He served on the Board and as President of several organizations, including Kiwanis and the Property Owners Association (POA). He also was Chairman of the Plantation Press for many years, and was President of the West Georgia Area Georgia Tech Club. As an active member of the Carrollton First United Methodist Church, he served in many different positions, including past President of his Sunday School Class, the Faith Explorers, and a member of the Administrative Council. He won many awards from the organizations he served. He enjoyed golf, was an avid bridge player, and loved travelling, but most of all, he loved his family and always wanted to be with them.

Services will be at Carrollton First United Methodist Church: Saturday, April 1, 4:00 pm with visitation starting a 3:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made in Ken’s honor to: Carrollton First United Methodist Church, 206 Newnan Street, Carrolton, Georgia 30117.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Faith Explorers Sunday school class.

Messages of condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.almonfuneralhome.com.

Almon Funeral Home of Carrollton in charge of services.


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Visitation

Saturday

1

Apr

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carrollton First United Methodist Church Gathering Room

206 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

Memorial Service

Saturday

1

Apr

4:00 PM
Carrollton First United Methodist Church

206 Newnan Street
Carrollton, GA 30117

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