David C. Waldrop, Jr., 76 of Newberry, died September 13, 2020 at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.
Born on November 23, 1943 in Newberry, he was the son of the late David C. Waldrop, Sr. and Jewel Ellenberg Waldrop. He was a graduate of Kings College where he earned a BS in Business Administration. Dave was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church where he was the Chairman of the Administrative Council and a member of the Men's Club. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1981 until 1997 where he served as Chairman of the Medical, Military, and Public and Municipal Affairs Committee. He served on the Newberry County Council on Aging for over 30 years and where he served as Chairman. In 1994 the Dave C. Waldrop Senior Center was named in his honor. Mr. Waldrop was a member of the Silverstreet Fire Department and a former member of the Silverstreet Young Farmers. He was a member of Amity Lodge No. 87 and the Hejaz Shrine Temple. He was a Clemson fan and was a member of IPTAY for over 50 years. He was a faithful public servant. He and his wife opened their home for many community events over the years.
He is survived by his wife, Debbie Smith Waldrop; daughters, Jaime (Bob Shirey) VanZadelhoff of Newberry and Whitney (Harry) Cromer of Chapin; nephews and nieces, Craig (Frieda) Kesler, Keely (Lou) DeMarino, and Clay (Kimberly) Smith; grandchildren, David VanZadelhoff, Julia Collins Cromer, and Harrison Cromer; great-nephew, Barry (Abby) Kesler and great- niece, Melynda (John) Gunter; and a Goddaughter, Jessica Coggins Dahman. He was predeceased by his sister, Lynda Kesler and brother-in-law, Jimmy Kesler.
Public committal will be held at 11:00 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 in the Trinity United Methodist Church Cemetery. Due to the COVID 19 guidelines,w e ask that those attending to please return to your car following the service. The family will remain by the graveside where they will receive friends as you drive past.. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 1167 Trinity Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108 or the Newberry County Council on Aging, 1300 Hunt Street, Newberry, SC 29108.
Active pallbearers will be members of the Silverstreet Fire Department.