Lawrence Vance Waddell Jr.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Lawrence Vance Waddell Jr., 85, of Imboden, passed away June 10, 2022, at his daughter’s residence under Legacy Hospice care.

Born Oct. 28, 1936, in Manila, son of the late Addie Mae Collins and Lawrence V. Waddell Sr., Vance was united in marriage to the late Iva Dell Downing on May 29, 1955. He was a self-employed plumber and a farmer. He loved animals and raising cattle. His hobbies included collecting and making knives, woodworking and folk art painting. He had a passion for baseball, collecting cards and playing the sport until he was the age of 41. Vance also was a history buff, he enjoyed learning about our American and Native American history.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Iva in 2006; two sons, L. Van (and his late wife, Tracie Waddell) and Anthony Waddell; an infant daughter, Lilla Jeanne Waddell; a son-in-law, Barney Perrin; a grandson-in-law, Clayton Hill; one brother, Carroll Waddell; and two sisters, Violet Alexander and Lois V. Keller.

Survivors include two daughters, Angela Perrin of Imboden and Adella (Johnny) Bookout of Smithville; one daughter-in-law, Margaret Waddell of Imboden; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Lee (Lois) Waddell of Clinton; three sisters, Jennie Mae Justus of Jonesboro, Bertha Mobley of Pensacola, Fla., and June Milligan of Pine Bluff; his beloved pet, Puppy; and many other relatives and friends.

Private graveside service will be held in the Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the New Hope Refuge, 10 Bell Grove Rd., Batesville AR 72501 or donate at

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