FORT?WAYNE — Paul D. Waites, 72, passed away Aug. 6, 2018.

He was born in Kingsport, Tenn., on April 18, 1946, the son of the late James Paul and Laura Waites of Warsaw.

Paul served in the Army until he was honorably discharged in 1968. He worked at Zimmer Inc. in quality control for 28 years until his retirement.

Paul was married to Marion E. Poling for 18 years until her passing in 1999.

Paul was very involved with church, attending New Hope Worship Center, where he served as a deacon, and later attended Abundant Life.

Paul generously and selflessly gave to others, caring for everyone that crossed his path. He was a gentle man with a big heart.

Surviving are his siblings: Brenda Brandon, Dale Waites, Dudley (Andrea) Waites and Dewey (Theresa) Waites.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion Waites.

Viewing will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, and  from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne.

Funeral services will follow the Friday viewing.   

Final resting place will be in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne.

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Memorials to Abundant Life Ministries or to Pastor John Poling (260-433-9780).