Henry Waddington, born January 20, 1939 in Philadelphia, PA, the youngest son or the late Robert M. and Dorothy J. Waddington
Henry is a graduate of the William Penn Charter School and Bucknell University. He served on active duty in the United States Navy from 1964 to 1968 and remained in the reserves until he was Honorably Discharged in 1970. While on active duty, Henry served two years on the first nuclear aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise, CVN 65 as a communications watch officer during the Viet Nam war and was then transferred to the US Naval Station, Charleston, SC where he assumed the duties of Officer in Charge of Commissioned Officer’s Club. He returned to the club in 1972 as General Manager and in 1974 that club was recognized by the Secretary of the Navy as the Best Officer’s Club in the Navy System, world-wide. Henry served as Vice President of the International Military Club Executives Association during that time.
In 1976, Henry became part owner of the Colony House and Wine Cellar Restaurants in Charleston. He and his partners were credited with bringing fine dining to Charleston. While at the Colony House, Henry served as the President of the South Carolina Restaurant Association and was named Restaurateur of the Year in 1978. He also served as Vice President to the Charleston Trident Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Charleston Travel Council. He also served as President of the Charleston Tennis Club.
Henry left the partnership in 1982, to assume the duties of General Manager of Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte, NC, which, at the time was host of the World Seniors Invitational Golf tournament. While there he earned the designation of Certified Club Manager in 1983.
In 1984, Henry moved to Atlanta, GA to become General Manager and COO of Piedmont Driving Club, where he remained until 2000.
Henry served as President of the Georgia Club Managers Association two times and was elected to the National Board of Directors of CMAA.
Henry is survived by his loving wife, Jenelle “Jennie” Cox Waddington; his daughter, Shelley Jane Curtin, and his son, Douglas Karl Waddington.
The funeral service, with United States Navy military honors, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, July 15, 2021, in Beaufort National Cemetery.
Remembrances – American Lung Association in South Carolina – Suite A, 44 Markfield Drive, Charleston, South Carolina 29407-7908.