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On Wednesday, August 16, 2023, God dispatched his Heavenly Angels to the bedside of our beloved husband and father, Charles Terrell Waldo, Sr., affectionately known as “Tee”, “Terrell”, and “G-Pop”, while resting peacefully in the comforts of his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Charles was born as the youngest of five children on April 12, 1965, to Charles Davis and the late Alice Marie Waldo in Sanford, Florida. Charles had a strong faith in the Lord and accepted Christ early and became a member of Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church of Portsmouth, Virginia before his health declined.
Charles began his education at Cape Charles High School, earning his high school diploma. Charles served four years in the United States Army as a Petroleum Supply Specialist. Throughout his life, he worked in various residential and commercial construction areas, including carpentry, roofing, drywall, and plumbing.
Charles was known for his intelligence, love of knowledge, and learning about everything from the Bible, aircraft, world wars, history, and nature. He was known as “The Mine of Information” by his family and friends. Charles had an uncanny ability to learn new things and spread knowledge to others. He was jovial, loved life, and delighted in making people laugh. He displayed a remarkable zest for life and a genuine love for those around him. Charles’ hobbies included fishing, board games, chess, golfing, and horseshoes. His competitive spirit required you to “Bring your “A” game.” with whatever the challenge, as he always stated. Charles will always be remembered for some of his famous expressions, such as “You feel me” and “It’s a poor rat that ain’t got but one hole”,
Charles enjoyed various sports such as football, fishing, golfing, and Nascar being his favorites. He was a dedicated San Francisco 49ers fan. People were unaware of so many of his skills, including his ability to create art using a paintbrush, pencils, and words on a blank piece of paper.
Some people may not have understood Charles; however, Charles understood people. He was a true lover of people and showed love no matter the circumstance. His greatest love was his family and the times they spent together. The food, laughter, joy, and “junk talking” while playing dominoes will be most remembered during these times.
On August 10, 1991, Charles married the love of his life, June Davis Waldo. They were blessed with 32 years of marital bliss with special moments of dancing, songs, and candlelight dinners. Together they shared three loving sons, Charles Waldo, Jr., John Waldo, and Joshua Waldo. Charles’ greatest joy in life was about loving and helping people. His famous daily, saying was “Do something good for somebody today that they are not expecting” - Charles T. Waldo, Sr.
Charles was preceded in death by his mother, Alice M. Waldo; stepfather, R.C. Waldo; two brothers: Bobby Lee Waldo, and Marvin C. Waldo; and mother-in-law, June M. Davis.
Those left to cherish his memories are his loving and devoted wife of 32 years, June Davis Waldo of Norfolk, VA; three sons: Charles T, Waldo, Jr. (Shannon) of VA Beach, VA, John A. Waldo of Rocky Mount, NC, and Joshua D. Waldo of Norfolk, VA; father Charles Davis (Linda) of Petosky, MI; one brother: Anthony Ray Waldo (Cindy) of Cape Charles, VA; two sisters: Gwendolyn Smith (Eric) of Hampton, VA, and Morgan Davis of Petosky, MI; three sisters-in-law: Helen Waldo of Norfolk VA, Harriett Waldo of Eastville, VA, and Dawne R. Davis of Woodland Hills, CA; one brother-in-law: William E. Davis of Norfolk, VA; seven grandchildren: Tanaja Brooks of VA Beach, VA; Quadir Everette and Xavier Everette of Fayetteville, NC; Charlè Waldo, Chaila Waldo, and Charles T. Waldo III of VA Beach, VA; Noelle Waldo of Rocky Mount, NC; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and one special friend Joey Lee of Norfolk, VA.