Donnie Guy Waugh, age 87, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, January 22nd, 2017 at Davis Regional Medical Center, after a lengthy illness.

Donnie was born in Iredell County, August 19th, 1929 to the late Clarence Marshall Waugh and Bessie Louise Guy Waugh.

Donnie was also preceded in death by three brothers: Brice Waugh, Billy Waugh and Johnny Waugh, and by his step- mother, Ruth Waugh.

Donnie served in the US Army, during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He took great joy in working on the family farm as well as landscaping. To know Donnie was to love him. Donnie never met a stranger or had an unkind word to say. Donnie greeted everyone with a genuine smile and a heartfelt handshake or hug.

Donnie is survived by his twin brother, Lonnie Clarence Waugh of Statesville, NC. He is also survived by his special caregivers: Angela Martin, Shelia Parks, Willie Parks, Melvin Parks, Scott Groce, Josh Groce and Brandon Groce.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 25th, 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm, at Chapman Funeral Home Chapel, 158 Stony Point School Road, Stony Point, North Carolina. Funeral service will follow at 6:00 pm. Rev. Roger Crider will officiate, with Military Honors following the service.

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The Veteran stood and faced God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, you Veteran, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my Church have you been true?" The Veteran squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry guns, can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was tough. And sometimes I've been violent, because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep ... Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills just got too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God, forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place, among the people here. They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, but if you don't, I'll understand." There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod. As the Veteran waited quietly, for the judgment of his God. "Step forward now, you Veteran, you've borne your burdens well. Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time. … " Author Unknown
Reggie, Carolyn [Hall] and Lee Ann Sherrill - Statesville, NC
I am proud to have known the Waugh boys,over the years and I can tell you that they were friends with me and my family,we were cousins,and they always had a good at of saying hello.we are going to miss Lonnie, because he was special. I will keep Donnie in my prayers and my prayers are with the family. Goodbye, old friend, I will see you soon, and my prayers are with your brother, we will be able to have a good time again soon.
Scotty Fortner - Statesville, NC
I am praying for Lonnie for strength and peace in the coming days. Donnie was a kind and loving person. I always looked forward to seeing him when I visited. I am sure he is looking down with that big smile he always shared with me.
David Little - Troutman, NC

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