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HENRY R. WADDINGTON

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.

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  1. ROBERT M WHYTE Jr says:

    Saddened to learn that my bocce partner, Bucky Bison has passed away. We were an awesome twosome and reminisced often about our college days in Lewisburg & Gettysburg. I learned a lot about skill and strategy in the game of bocce. He will be sorely missed by many in the Keystone Bocce Club and his tenure as a Poll Manager here in Sun City. Blessings are sent out to his family.

    Bullet Bob Whyte – Gettyburg College ’61

  2. Susan Bomboy says:

    My name for you was Pops, and you loved it. We did not see each other often but communicated frequently!
    May you find peace and look down on your family.. me included. Love you Pops!!
    Susan

  3. Peggy and Larry Steen says:

    Harry, you were such a special neighbor to all of us in our cul-de-sac. When Larry and I came to look at our future house we had a very good feeling about Darby Creek. You were a definite part of our happiness here and Mullie was the cherry on top of the sundae! We glad you are no longer suffering but will miss you always. You will always be our sweet and kind Harry!

  4. Maureen and Ray Henault says:

    Deepest condolences to Harry’s family. He was a special man and will be missed.

  5. Ellen Huck says:

    Harry was one of my favorite people in the Crescent Creek neighborhood. I had the pleasure of brewing delicious eggnog one Christmas season for or Golf Cart Parade. I felt honored to be a friend of such a nice, honest and upright Gentleman. He will be missed and not forgotten.

  6. Kelly Steen says:

    Harry- I will forever cherish our many conversations, from medical to mixing cocktails, and of course your sweet baby Mullin. The many memories I will have of all the times you most likely had just begun your potty time walks and I would pull up to the stop sign, to turn down the road to head to my parents. As soon as mullie saw my car she had lost 100% interest in that walk. Thank you for sharing her live with me. She helped fill a huge void left behind by my Nagoya which we had spoke of many times. Thank you for always being so kind. I will truly miss see you!!!

  7. Karen Kemmerer says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire family. Sending prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

  8. Joan and Dennis Ammons says:

    Everyone in the hood so enjoyed Harry and Mullin and their walks together. They were looked forward to daily by Dennis and I. He was charming and witty and we will miss him.

  9. Joe Carter says:

    Jennie, Paige and I am so sorry to hear about Harry. May your family find peace!

  10. Mike Barrett says:

    Henry,
    Was a great friend and mentor who encouraged me to join the Georgia Chapter of the Club Managers Association of America. His legacy was his willingness and ability to encourage others. He will be missed!
    May God bless

  11. Wendy says:

    I will so miss our lively conversations on the Ocean City, NJ porch with my Uncle Harry. He was a bigger than life personality and shared memories of his crazy adolescence with friends crashing in the attic after forays to Somers Point! Always good for a card trick or two, he would endlessly entertain us! My mom, adored her little brother and I’m certain they are jitterbugging up in heaven right now!

  12. Jim Jensen says:

    Harry was a regular at our Lowcountry Vietnam Vet luncheons in Bluffton until Feb 2020 when they were suspended due to Covid until this year. The vets thoughts and prayers to our Vietnam brothers family

  13. Charlie Read says:

    A wonderful man and great neighbor, an old school sailor who was the epitome of an Officer and a Gentleman.

    Fair winds and following seas!

  14. Frank LaVacca says:

    Rip brother

  15. Stephen Robillard says:

    RIP Shipmate – We Have the Watch !

  16. Rhonda Sullivan says:

    Hi Jennie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Prayers for comfort in your sadness and that you find joy in the good times. We definitely miss you at Molnlycke. So, if you want something to fill your time, we would take you back in a heartbeat. Take care of yourself…Hugs, Rhonda

  17. Dena Williams says:

    Jennie,
    We love you and are thinking about and praying for you and your family.
    I remember so many of the stories you shared with us about you and your beloved Harry. What a special relationship you shared.
    Peace be with you and know that your Molnlycke family is here for you.
    Love you so much!
    Dena

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