Bennette L. "Shorty" Waites PDF Print E-mail

Bennette Livingston “Shorty” Waites, 75, of Newberry, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.

Born on March 2, 1941, in Pomaria, he was a son of the late Edgar B. and Annie Mae Livingston Waites. He served in the S.C. National Guard, was a member of Enoree Baptist Church and was retired from Carter Trucking of Ninety Six.

Mr. Waites is survived by his wife, Linda Stone Waites; sons, Wade B. (Nancy) Waites of Pomaria, Kurt E. Waites of Columbia, Todd F. Waites of Newberry and Brad B. Waites of Punxsutawney, PA; sisters, Reba Lake of Newberry, Barbara (Harold) Smith and Kathie (Caroll) Leitzsey both of Pomaria; brother, Ted (Lallie) Waites of Pomaria; grandchildren, Dillon Waites, Wyatt Waites and Leigh Waites and a number of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was predeceased by siblings, Margaret Long, Curtis Waites, Kenneth Waites and Willie Waites.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday, May 20, 2016 at Enoree Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Enoree Baptist Church, c/o Reba Lake, 5101 Jollystreet Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

Active pallbearers will be Stacey Waites, Mike Horne, Ronnie Smith, Dean Long, Randall Waites and William Lever.

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#21 The Counts 2016-05-30 15:12
Linda and the Waites Family:
We send our sympathies to all. Times like this is never easy - just know that you are in our prayers. Jim and Jean
#20 Helen Sheridan 2016-05-21 10:22
Dear Linda, So sad to hear of Shorty's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with and my door is always open. May he rest in peace and may you be strengthened by fond memories.
#19 R Brown 2016-05-20 09:05
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in the resurrection promise at John 5;28,29 that reads; "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming when all that are in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." The Bible gives us hope that one day our dead loved ones will be brought back to life.
#18 Anna Marie Berley 2016-05-20 09:04
My deepest sympathy in your loss.
#17 gc 2016-05-20 07:40
Please accept my sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give you the comfort you need to endure this difficult time and the days ahead (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
#16 Randy O Smith 2016-05-20 07:08
Very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you all during this difficult time. Please let us knwow if you need anything.

Randy & Jerry Smith
Smitty's Trucking
#15 Anne and Al Shealy 2016-05-19 21:42
Miss Linda,Kurt,Brad and Todd; we are so sorry to hear of Mr.Shorty's passing. I will always remember his smile and laugh and think often of your family fondly. Your marriage was an inspiration and I know he will be sorely missed by you all until we are reunited. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and throughout the upcoming months. May God of all peace give you comfort.
#14 Steve Dominick 2016-05-19 19:25
So sorry to hear of Mr Shorty's passing. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. - Steve & Cherrie
#13 Hope & Jack Foster 2016-05-19 13:59
We are so sorry to hear about Shorty's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May GOD comfort each of you during this difficult time.
#12 Donna Berley 2016-05-19 12:08
So sorry to hear of Shorty's passing. I still see Shorty standing in his yard at the lake (me washing dishes at a place we used to have right beside y'all) and Shorty having a can in each hand! We had some great times (my, that was 26 years ago)! I pray GOD wraps each of you in comfort and strength. Our family will be keeping you in our prayers. Jimmy and Donna Berley
#11 Ellen Mack 2016-05-19 09:10
So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
#10 Phil & Cynthia Frick 2016-05-19 08:48
We are so sorry to hear about Shorty's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Phil & Cynthia Frick
#9 Mollie Graham 2016-05-19 08:29
Dear Linda,T am so sorry to hear about your husband.My thoughts and prayer are with you and your family.We missed you on the bus trip sunday now I know why.Take care.Love abd blessings Mollie Graham
#8 Troy Rauch 2016-05-19 06:44
Miss Linda and & Family, So sorry to hear about "Shorty" passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything that you need, please let us know. Troy, Myriah, Kally & Teagan Rauch
#7 Lynn Wessinger 2016-05-19 06:15
Linda and family, We are so sorry to hear about Shorty. Our prayers are with you as you move into your future without his bodily presence - but forever with his spiritual presence and your sweet memories. Our prayer is that you will find some peace in knowing others care, and that Shorty made a HUGE positive impression on those who met him. Love, Lynn and Larry
#6 Judy Moore 2016-05-18 20:54
Linda and family,
I am saddened to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are are with you. I will not be able to see you tomorrow or Friday, but will come see you soon. May you feel God's peace and presence.
With love, Judy
#5 Beth Gibson 2016-05-18 20:46
Ms Linda,Wade,Kurt ,Todd,and Brad We are sorry to hear of your lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#4 Judy Shealy 2016-05-18 20:44
Wade & Nancy-So sorry to hear about Shorty.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Pete & Judy Shealy
#3 Phyllis Boland Simmo 2016-05-18 19:45
I am so saddened to hear of the loss of Shorty. My sympathy goes out to each and every family member. I spent a lot of time at their home during my high school days and have a lot of fond memories. Each of you are in my heart and prayers.
#2 Don & Debbie Dennis 2016-05-18 18:04
Linda & family , we were so sorry to hear about Shorty .
Keeping you in our prayers .
#1 Tammy Livingston 2016-05-18 11:59
Miss Linda, Todd, Wade, Brad and Kurt:
We are so sorry to hear about Shorty. I remember all the times that me and Todd spent with your family at the lake. What a great Angel that we now have in heaven. Please let us know if you need anything.
Tammy, Todd and Taylor Livingston