September 9, 1937 - February 7, 2017
Thurston Waldon was born on September 9, 1937 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Herald R. Waldon and the late Lottie Evans Waldon. Thurston learned to play the trumpet at an early age. His favorite songs to play were Cherry Pink and Apple Blossoms White. He attended Lincoln High School (1952-1956) where he was well known for playing the trumpet in the school marching band and later as an alumnus at the homecoming games. During his years in high school, Thurston began working at the age of 13 after school at Hub’s clothing and shoe store and Reed’s Jewelry. His career encompassed various positions, ending with his retirement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department in June 2002. It was at Lincoln High he met his high school sweetheart, Amelia Crosby. Thurston and Amelia were married January 19, 1957. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage and were blessed with five children, Cynthia, Herald, Irwin, Natina and Darvina. Thurston and Amelia with their children lived in New York, California and Georgia. Thurston leaves to cherish his memories: his lovely and devoted wife, Amelia; five children, Cynthia Waldon of Kennesaw, GA; Herald Waldon (Anita) of Gardena, CA; Irwin Waldon of Douglasville, GA; Natina Waldon of Douglasville, GA and Darvina Waldon of Los Angeles, CA.; four grandchildren, one great-grand; two sisters: Barbara Wilson-Duffin, Temple Hills, M.D. and Beverly Dicks (John) Columbia, S.C. and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Thurston loved his family and will be deeply missed.
Thurston Waldon was born on September 9, 1937 in Sumter, South Carolina. He was the son of the late Herald R. Waldon and the late Lottie Evans Waldon. Thurston learned to play the trumpet at an early age. His favorite songs to play were... View Obituary & Service Information
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