Eldon "Tex" J. Waldron

  • Born: January 7, 1931
  • Died: January 22, 2021
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Tex by adding your memories and photos.

Eldon "Tex" J. Waldron of Owensboro, formerly of Rockford, Michigan, went to bed Thursday, January 21, 2021 and woke up in heaven with his Lord. He was given 90 years of life and the family had plans to celebrate the milestone with a surprise birthday party this weekend. Born January 7, 1931 in Vestaburg, Michigan to the late Harvey and Thelma Waldron, Tex was one of seven children. He married his high school sweetheart and built all 7 of the homes they lived in. Tex was a faithful member of Grace Reformed Baptist Church in Owensboro. He retired at age 57 after working for 23 years for the Michigan Department of Corrections and advancing to the ranks of Captain and then Inspector. Tex loved going down to the river and watching the barges. He was loved by all who knew him and 'never met a stranger'.

In addition to his parents, Tex also was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Mary Elizabeth Waldron in 2017; grandson, Seth Waldron; brother, Wendell Waldron.

Those left to cherish his memory include his three children: Dr. Sam Waldron (Charlene) of Owensboro, Phil Waldron (Darlene) of Freeport, Michigan, and Faith VanEnk (Dan) of Walker, Michigan; 14 grandchildren: Karissa McMurray (Donnie), Athan Waldron (Ashley), Nathaniel Waldron, Benjamin Waldron (Krystin), Stacy Waldron, Tracy Twichell (Thomas Krocker), Jennifer Avery (Steve), Phillip Waldron (Cacey), Amber Hosford (Shawn), John VanEnk (Julie), Hope Fiddler (Evan), Sandy Kladder (Matt), and Brent VanEnk (Alisha); 5 siblings: Margie Hanson, George Waldron, Lois Johnston, Harvey Waldron, and Carolyn Fitzpatrick.

Visitation for Tex Waldron will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 5:30 pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory followed by a funeral service with limited attendance. Burial will be in Courtland Township Cemetery in Rockford, Michigan. Those attending the visitation and funeral service shall be within current health and safety directives. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and social distance. For visitation please enter the doors near the flagpole on the Breckenridge Street side of the building.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, 1501 26th St. Owensboro, KY 42303.

Memories and condolences for the family of Tex Waldron may be left at www.glenncares.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

I want you to know that your Father was an important influence in my life. In addition to welcoming me into your home as a friend of Phil's, he also was a faithful Christian example! I have been keeping you all in prayer during this time of your loss.

Posted by Bob and Diane Christensen - Shelby, NC - Family Friend   February 01, 2021

We are so sorry to learn of Tex's passing. I worked with Tex for years at Jackson and at Kinross Correctional Facility in Kinross, MI. We exchanged Christmas cards for many years. He always blessed us with bible quotes and stories. We did not receive a card this year and decided to check him out. We will keep all of his family in our prayers along with Tex and Mary Beth. May God's blessings be with all of you.

Posted by Donald Wentworth - Lake George, MI - Coworker   January 25, 2021

Sending our sympathy to all of you! We will remember him with respect and fondness.

Posted by Marv & Jeanette Emmons - Greenville, MI - Family Friend   January 23, 2021

What a glorious day for Uncle Tex, He and Aunt Mary Beth are walking the streets of heaven enjoying all the beauty the Lord has to offer. He will be greatly missed by so many. I have never met a kinder gentleman. God bless and keep you all as you work your way through this very difficult time

Posted by DIANE GOODSELL - Fenwick, MI - Family   January 23, 2021


We are so sorry for the loss on your dad. Kent and Mary Frances Conn

Posted by Mary Conn - Corydon, KY - Friend   January 22, 2021

Beloved Uncle Tex. We love you and will miss you.

Posted by Denise Solomon - Winston Salem, NC - Family   January 22, 2021

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