John James Waits

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A memorial celebration for John James Waits, 81, of Cleburne, Texas, will be held at a later date.
John Waits passed away Dec. 30, 2018, in Tarrant County. He was born in Hill County, the son of Ruby and Floy Waits on July 9, 1937.
John married Margaret Osborne Bradie on July 10, 1998, in Covington, Texas. He was a member of First Baptist Church Covington, Texas.
John was a truck driver all his life until retiring in 2011.
He never saw a stranger. If he didn't know you he would get to know you. He loved going to Blue Grass Festivals and shows and listening to his step-son, Darrell Lambert, sing. He loved us all.
John was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillie Bingam; parents; sister, Betty Baugus; niece, Charlott Baugas; and step-great-grandchildren, Addison and Faith Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Waits of 20 years; son, Ray Waits and wife, Angelia of Cleburne; sisters, Doris Willyard of Winslow, Arkansas, and Ginia and husband, C.W. Hopkins of Laurel, Mississippi; step-children, Darrell Lambert and wife, Andrea, Henry Coate and wife, Connie, Marry Patterson and hsuband, Glen and foster daughter, Maria Trupe; grandchildren, Taylor Carter and husband, Jeremiah, and Amy Waits, all of Cleburne; step-grandchildren, Daryl Lambert, Stetson and Crystal Coate and Jennifer and Buck Jenkins; great-grandchildren, Elayna, Braden and Elias Carter; step-great-grandchildren, Haley Jenkins and Maranda Guajardo; nieces, nephews and many other family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity.
Published on January 4, 2019
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