J Ronald Waddell
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Dr. J Ronald Waddell passed away October 21, 2019 in Tennessee. Ron was born October 27, 1938 in Logansport, Indiana. His parents were Howard and Dorothy Robinson Waddell. In 1942, the family moved to Frankfort, Indiana where Ron grew up and graduated from Frankfort High School in 1956. Ron attended Hanover College for 3 years and then was accepted into the Indiana University medical school in Indianapolis and graduated in 1963. He completed a surgical residency in cardiovascular, thoracic and general surgery in 1970 and started his practice with the Evansville Surgical Associates. Ron married Connie Miller in 1960. The couple had three sons: Barry (Stacey) in Colorado, Andy in California and Michael (Kate) in Tennessee. He is survived by Connie, Barry, Andy, Michael and seven grandchildren: Ben and Madelyn in Colorado, Alex, Justin, and Sara in California and "J R" and Samantha in Tennessee. After retiring in 1998, Ron and Connie moved to Grand Rivers, Kentucky on Lake Barkley. Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Gary. Per Ron's wishes, no public services will be held. If you'd like to reach the family with a thought, a story about Ron or maybe even some photos we didn't know existed, please send an email to [email protected] Please let us know if your mailing address has recently changed. In lieu of flowers, the family would request a donation to the charity of your choice in Ron's name. We support the Alzheimer's Association.