Born: September 06, 1924
Died: June 13, 2013
Thomas Arnold Wasdin, 88, died June 13, 2013 in Orange Park Medical Center
He was born September 6, 1924 to parents Hiram Matthew Wasdin and Bessie Jane Abernathy Wasdin in Graham, Bradford County, Florida. He was the grandson of Hiram Daniel Wasdin and Ellen Josephine Gill Wasdin, early settlers of Bradford County, Florida (having moved from Pierce County Georgia). He was educated in Bradford County Schools and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Agricultural Engineering in 1960. He was employed in Jacksonville, Fl by St. Regis Paper Company and The United States Postal Service for many years. He retired from Naval Air Rework Facility as head of Mechanical Engineering at NAS Jacksonville. Mr. Wasdin was an avid hunter, and enjoyed deer hunting in Florida and made annual trips to Colorado and Wyoming to hunt. In later years, he enjoyed researching his family history and ancestry.
Mr. Wasdin is predeceased by his parents and sister, Mary Ellen Wasdin Andrews and wife, Patricia Kemp Wasdin.
Mr. Wasdin is survived by his wife, Reva Juhl-Wasdin of Green Cove Springs and children, Dianne (Allen) Cook, TN, Shelia Hohnhorst, GA, Royce (Dee) Richards, WV and Robert (Joyce) Smith, GA; a daughter, Tanya Wasdin (Raymond) Higginbotham of Valrico, FL; a daughter, Gina (Richard) Ward of Middleburg, FL; a son, Mark (Lori) West of Penny Farms, FL; grandchildren: Richard Johnston, Justin Johnston, John West, Kaitlin Prom, Amanda Ward, Jarrod Ward, Madison Ward,and Stephanie Varnes, Tiffany (Brad) Bowers, Josh (Felisha) Bowers and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Robert M. (Mary) Wasdin of Middleburg, and Frank (Carol) Wasdin of Orange Park; a sister, Thelma Broughton of Graham; a brother-in-law, A. T. Andrews of Graham and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Arrangements are being handled by Broadus-Raines Funeral Home 501 Spring St. Green Cove Springs, FL. 32043 (904)284-4000 and Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah, TN. Burial will be in McMinn Memory Gardens in Athens, TN.