February 8, 1959 ~ April 16, 2021

Born in: Wichita Falls, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Born on February 8th 1959 in Wichita Falls, Tx to James Aubrey and Lilly LaDell Blanchard. Waldo had a large family,from his siblings
Linda, Ronnie, Connie and Steven and those who have left us, Jimmy, Lonnie and Louis. In Wichita Falls he met his wife Kitty
marrying her on August 25th 1978, having his sons Wayne born in April 1980 and Warren July 1983.
At a very young age, Waldo was a driven man and respected by those who knew him. Waldo went to Wichita Falls High
and also attended AIB (American Institute of Baking) and graduated from that Institution.

In 1987 he moved with his young family to Bryan, Tx where he helped establish New Southwest Baking Company to become
what is now known as Mid South Baking Company. Waldo raised up the ranks while working for the Company finding his place as
a Supervisor. Waldo was also an avid gamer, playing in leisure and he passed this passion to his sons. Spending many hours
playing as a family, a variety of games in any sort of medium from board games to any console available to them. Waldo also passed his love for the outdoors
to his children, spending hours fishing, camping when time was available to them. Waldo had an adventurous side where he would take his family
to theme parks.

Being a little bit of a geek Waldo loved going to Sci Fi conventions, taking his family and showing pride in seeing his children taking glee
in also falling in love with Sci Fi genre. In Bryan Tx, Waldo watched his boys become men and to live their own lives the way he taught them.
Taking pride in the fact that they have become able men who also strive to become productive men. Waldo was a very proud grandfather
to a sweet boy, Lief. Son of Ashley and Warren. Waldo in his resourceful ways, would find any opportunity he could to get warm hugs from his grandson.

Waldo was indeed a warrior he fought cancer valiantly for a little over 14 years, losing his battle on April 16 2021.

Services will be held at Callaway Jones on Tuesday the 20th of April. Visitation will be starting at 1pm with live streaming using The Callaway-Jones Facebook Page.

The service will be officiated by Pastor Chris Liotta of Rivergate Church. Callaway Jones is located at 3001 S. College Ave. Bryan Tx 77801.
Funeral will be held at 2pm and graveside service will be at Bryan City Cemetery at 1111 N. Texas Ave. Bryan Tx 77803.

Services

Visitation: April 20, 2021 1:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chaple
Celebration of Life Tribute: April 20, 2021 2:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801

979-822-3717
https://callawayjones.com

Room: Bluebonnet Chaple

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  1. Waldo, you will truly be missed. I am so very blessed to have gotten to work with you and to have become good friends with you. I truly will miss our daily conversation. You were such a blessing to everyone. Thank you for being an awesome co-worker, mentor and friend.

  2. Kitty and family,
    May you draw comfort in the thought that Waldo is now sitting at the right hand of the Lord. You will see him again.
    my love and prayers,
    Leslie Lewis

  3. Dear Kitty , Aunt Tommie and families we send our deepest condolences and offer prayers of comfort. I regret not being able to be with you in person during this time. Waldo was a very caring person and will be missed. Love you cousin.

  4. Heaven picked up a special one on Friday. Waldo was such a soft-spoken, kind-hearted soul. He will be truly missed.

  5. Salmos 23

    1 O Senhor é o meu pastor; de nada terei falta.

    2 Em verdes pastagens me faz repousar e me conduz a águas tranqüilas;

    3 restaura-me o vigor. Guia-me nas veredas da justiça por amor do seu nome.

    4 Mesmo quando eu andar por um vale de trevas e morte, não temerei perigo algum, pois tu estás comigo; a tua vara e o teu cajado me protegem.

    5 Preparas um banquete para mim à vista dos meus inimigos. Tu me honras, ungindo a minha cabeça com óleo e fazendo transbordar o meu cálice.

    6 Sei que a bondade e a fidelidade me acompanharão todos os dias da minha vida, e voltarei à casa do Senhor enquanto eu viver.

  6. We will remember Waldo as a dedicated son in law to Tommie Crowder. His support for her through her trials and eventual death of my father Tom Crowder will always hold a place in our hearts.

  7. Dear Kitty, Wayne and Aniki and Warren and Leif.
    We are deeply sorry for your loss and untimely departure of our Waldo. We want to present you our condolences. Big hug from Nil, Douglas and families.

  8. Kitty and children… wish I had met your wonderful husband, Waldo. You are in our hearts and in our prayers… lots of love

  9. Waldo was always so kind and I always felt welcome in their home. He seemed to always be smiling or joking about something when me, Wayne, and Warren were teenagers. I’m sure someday, he will be there to welcome the rest of us home once again. I wish I could be there… I love you guys.

  10. Today we remember that those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear. May you find peace in the knowledge that Waldo lives on and will love all of you forever.

    Losing another cousin makes me so sad, even though I haven’t seen Waldo in many years. I know that God will give the family strength during this time.

  11. Is am so sorry for your loss. I have great childhood memories of Waldo and spending time at our grandparents’ house and family reunions. I will keep your family in my prayers.

    • Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, we are here for you if you need anything during this time.

  12. This message is for all of you who lit a candle and posted a message, The Blanchard family thanks you so much for all the warm words, prayers and keeping us in your thoughts. We are blessed to have you all in our lives and knowing that we have your support.

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