Gerald Layton Waldrep
December 24, 1942 - October 13, 2020
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Gerald Layton Waldrep, 77, of Greenville, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Coleman and Agnes Campbell Waldrep. Mr. Waldrep served proudly in the United States Army where he met his bride, Rosa, while stationed in Germany. He worked for American Spinning for 18…

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Peace Center left a message on October 20, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We hope you find peace and love in the memories you cherish. 

With deepest sympathy, 
Your friends at the Peace Center
Robbie Pettit and family left a message on October 17, 2020:
Gerald was a great man with a love for friends and family. It was an honor to become friends with him through the Garden Railroading adventures and he and Rosie were always so much fun to visit! Although we haven’t seen you guys recently, you are thought of often. Rosie, you will be in our prayers and we know Gerald is enjoying heaven as he always enjoyed life, even better!
Stephanie Holmes left a message on October 16, 2020:
Many years ago, it was Gerald and Rosie’s hospitality and generosity that encouraged us to get into garden railroads. My sincere condolences to Rosie and family. Stephanie Holmes
Terry Rosbach left a message on October 16, 2020:
Gerald was a big help with my G train collection running. I especially loved the pictures of traveling with Rosie!
Jim Pitts left a message on October 15, 2020:
Gerald and Rosa were saints in hospitality...living next to the train tracks of their garden railway...they welcomed young and old to enjoy the rumble and roar of toy trains.  Gracious, loving and encouraging to rail fans of all ages - thank you for bringing us "all-aboard" in your life and awesome yard!  - Jim Pitts
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Bill and Lois Bodsford, Kernersville, NC left a message on October 15, 2020:
Our sympathy goes out to Rosie and family. We loved going to Gerald and Rosie's house for many train club outings. They were very gracious hosts and his G-scale garden railroad was great. Although we have not seen Gerald for several years, he kept in touch. A good man!
Bette Anderson left a message on October 15, 2020:
Sending prayers of comfort to Rosie & all the family.  I first met Gerald & Rosie at Trinity Lutheran Church where we were all members.  Don't know if all churches are this way or not but most of us at Trinity have our own special seats even though our names are not labeled on them.  I sat about 4 rows behind them on Sunday mornings.  Always happy & smiling and on Sunday afternoon, you can bet that Gerald would post a picture of the railroad station as he would go by on his way to or from church on Sunday mornings.  He invited my husband & I to his house one Saturday to view the trains & tracks he had set up in his back yard.  Totally amazing how he built the trestles & how he had the set up with all the trains going in all directions on the tracks.  Not only did he have the trains but the landscaping in the back yard among the tracks was amazing.  He was proud of his plants & flowers and would post pictures of them online for all to enjoy.  We talked about his banana trees and how his were up with leaves before mine were even planted in the Spring.  Either he or Rosie were great cooks!  His posts of what they were having for dinner, lunch or breakfast would make your mouth water.  Haven't seen him in a while because of Covid but I am sure that he continued his church services online and kept busy working in his yard, enjoying his trains, spending time with his children & grandchildren & especially spending most of his time with his very sweet wife, Rosie.  Gerald & Rosie were a couple meant to be together forever and were a perfect example of what it is to be married to your best friend.  Rest in Peace, Gerald.  The memories we all have shared with you will always live in our hearts!
Carolyn Blankenship left a message on October 14, 2020:
Clarence and I were saddened by the news of Gerald’s death. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family during this difficult time. May God bless and comfort you today and in the days to come.
Love and prayers,
Dan Mason left a message on October 14, 2020:
I am so sorry for the passing of this great man . He always had a smile and a kind word for me . I will miss him deeply. Dan Mason
Zac and USPACK left a message on October 14, 2020:
Worked with Gerald and Rosa for years! Amazing folks! Rest Peacefully Gerald... prayers to all family and friends! My heart is with you.
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