The funeral service will be held at 2:30 P.M., Sunday, May 28, 2023, at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Graveside services, including burials, are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
On July 8, 1955, Veteran David Lawrence Waymon was the sixth of eleven children born to Albert and Flora Lewis Waymon, in Lee County, Georgia.
David was a 1973 graduate of Union High School in Leslie, Georgia, where he was on the basketball team. He was given the nickname “Meat Eater” as he scored so many points that teammates accused him of eating up the rival teams. David grew up working on the farm with other family members. He was baptized as a child at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Leslie, GA.
After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army in Atlanta, GA. While serving, he received training as a communications repairman and a supply clerk. He also completed tours of duty in Japan, Korea and Germany. He earned several commendation awards and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant serving about 16 years total.
After proudly serving his country, Veteran David Waymon was employed with Woodgrain and CSX Railroad and later moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he retired. A few years later, .he returned home to Americus, Georgia; and renewed his membership at Zion Hill. He was later ordained as a Deacon.
In addition to other relatives, Deacon Waymon was predeceased by his parents, Albert Sr. and Flora Lewis Waymon, his grandparents Abbie and Grandma Willie Lewis, and M.C. and Irene Waymon, and his oldest brother Albert Waymon, Jr.
On Sunday, May 21, 2023,at 1:04 pm, God answered David’s plea to end his suffering, and he is now resting in the arms of His Loving Savior.
He leaves to cherish his memories, two children; a loving daughter Chisa Waymon of Duluth, GA and his beloved son Chauncy Waymon, Americus, who was his main caretaker. Seven brothers: Charles Waymon, Americus; Euriah Waymon, Fayetteville, GA; Kelvin Jerome (Bobbie Jean) Waymon, Aliquippa, PA; Michael Leon Waymon, Americus, who gladly served as his co-caretaker; Ronnie (Bertha) Waymon, Americus; and Kenneth Dwayne Waymon, Atlanta, GA. Three sisters: Reverend Lodenia (Reverend Robert) Coleman, Americus; Florence (Flo) Waymon, Americus; and Gwendolyn Elaine Waymon, Atlanta, GA.A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends also survive.
Special thanks to Phoebe Oncology Staff, Phoebe Hospice staff, and his loving church family of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Leslie, GA, and the community.