2017-12-28 / Obituaries


Philip Pledger Waite Sr., 76, of Brunswick, Ga. passed away Dec. 6, 2017 at Southeast Georgia Health System.

He was born June 11, 1941 in Jackson to the late Henry Graham Waite and June Miller Waite.

Philip served two years’ active duty in the U.S. Army, completed Officer Candidate School and remained in the Reserves for eight years. He graduated from Troy State University, received his Masters from the University of Alabama and worked on his Doctorate studies at Auburn University while on leave from and employed by General Motors in Atlanta. Philip relocated to Brunswick to accept a position as Human Resources/Labor Relations Manager at Hercules Incorporated and later worked at SCM in Jacksonville, Fla. until retirement. Philip never met a stranger and will be remembered for his love of family, friends, travel and Alabama football.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Anderson Waite; sons, Philip P. (Robin) Waite Jr., Gainesville, Fla., Stephen Warren (Heidi) Waite, Parker, Colo., Stuart Alan (Hope) Waite, Knoxville, Tenn.; stepsons, Steven Wayne Anderson, Brunswick, Ga., Scott Alan Anderson, Evans, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are his brother, Paul Miller Waite ( Janet), Fairhope; sisters, Betty Denio, Covington, Ga., Anne Waite Helms, (Charles), Huntsville; sisters-in-law, Barbara H. Waite, Shreveport, La., Marilyn Waite, Cooper City, Fla. and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Henry Graham Waite Jr., William Claude Waite, sister-in-law, Cynthia G. Waite and a brother-in-law, William C. Denio.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at the Jekyll Island Baptist Chapel with Rev. Jim Crandall officiating. A reception will follow in the Chapel’s social hall. Interment will be in Grove Hill at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Jekyll Island Baptist Chapel, 501 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, Ga. 31527 or Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga. 31525.


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