W.J. "Dub" Waymack, Jr., 94, of North Little Rock died Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Born on Oct. 10, 1918, at Cabot, he graduated from Cabot High School before joining the U.S. Navy.
He was present at the attack on Pearl Harbor and served aboard the destroyer the U.S.S. Dorsey in the Pacific for the remainder or World War II. After retiring from the U.S. Navy as Chief Radioman, he and nephew Charles Cox co-founded WaCo Boat Manufacturing Incorporated of North Little Rock. He was a member of Levy Baptist Church in North Little Rock where he was a trustee, a deacon, and a Sunday school director for over 35 years, so dedicated that members of the church gave him the name "Mr. Sunday School." He was a Mason, a Gideon, and a member of the Fleet Reserve Association.
He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 67 years, Doris Weeks Waymack; parents, Jewell and Evie Waymack; brother, Harvey; and nephew Charles Cox.
Survivors include brother, John B. Waymack and wife Margie of Cabot; nieces and nephews, John Matthews and wife Linda, Jo Ann Vinson and husband Bob, Ron Weeks and wife Carla, Sharon Laudermilk and husband Gary, Cathy Cook, Judy Cole and husband Aaron, Diane Fortson and husband Steve, Steve Weeks, Melissa West and husband Keith, Dena Sowell and husband Mark, Suzanne Riffle and husband Matt, Tom Cox and wife Elizabeth; and many great nieces, nephews, relatives, friends.
A funeral was held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at Levy Baptist Church, with Rev. Steven Tiner officiating, Rev. Otto Brown assisting, and nephew Rev. John Matthews giving the eulogy. Burial was in Edgewood Memorial Park.
The family requests memorials be made to Levy Baptist Church, 3501 Pike Avenue, North Little Rock, Ark., 72118 or Gideon’s International, 7407 Henderson Road, Little Rock, Ark., 72210, or Arkansas Hospice, 14 Parkstone Circle, North Little Rock, Ark., 72116.
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