WILTON, Conn. - Carlton Woodrow Waddle, 92, died Thursday, July 28, 2011, in Denton, Texas. Carl was born Oct. 27, 1918, in Greenville, Texas, son of Hilliard Carlton and Frances Edna (Taylor) Waddle.
Carl grew up in the Greenville suburb communities of Jacobia and Scatterbranch, where he attended public schools. He graduated from high school and Wesley Junior College, both in Greenville; and earned his BA from University of Texas, Austin, and his MA from then ETSC in Commerce. On March 7, 1942, he married Mitze Ann Randolph in Austin, and was blessed with almost 56 years of marriage before her death in February 1998.
Carl began his Texas career in public education in the Grand Falls-Royalty schools of Ward County; then in Sabine ISD in Gregg County, moving to Tyler in 1951 as principal at Chapel Hill until 1962, when he was hired as Superintendent at Emory. Under his administration, the ISDs of Emory and Point were consolidated into Rains ISD.
Carl is survived by his son, David "Gene" Waddle and wife Denise Lene, of Wilton; daughter Judy Lynn and husband Monroe Klein, of Sanger, Texas; granddaughter Miriam Klein; grandson Aaron and wife Katrina Klein; great-grandsons Hunter and Jacob Klein; brother Brad Waddle and wife Elsie, of Harrison, Ark.; sister-in-law Alice McCray and husband Dee; extended family and a host of friends all over Texas.
A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on Friday, Aug. 12, at 11 a.m. at Blue Mound United Methodist Church, Denton, Texas.
Memorials may be made to UT Southwestern Medical School, Willed Body Program , Attn. Randy Farmer, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390- 9009, or to Communities in Schools, The Heart of Texas , 425 Austin Ave., Ste. 1500, Waco, TX 76701.
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