SAN ANGELO ? Millard Doyle Waites was born to Edgar Walter and Cora Waits in Heflin, Ala., on July 3, 1929, and had two brothers and five sisters. He was married to Mary Glynn Perkins on March 31, 1951, and had two daughters, Sheila and Penny. He served 21 years in the USAF, a World War II veteran with numerous medals and awards, and retired at McGuire AFB in New Jersey in November of 1967. For more than 40 years, he was a member of Angelo Heights United Methodist Church, which became Sierra Vista UMC. He was highly regarded and loved by everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, of 61 years; daughter, Sheila and David Yoder of Denton and Kristopher and Rachel Yoder, Taylor and Morgan of South Carolina; Danny and Chanda Yoder, Kailey and Brendon of Virginia; daughter, Penny and James Hopper, Sarah and Katie of McKinney; one sister, Mary Fields of Alabama; two brothers-in-law, and families Ronald and Darrell Perkins of Zephyr; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at Johnsonís Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at Sierra Vista UMC with the Rev. Steven Sweet officiating. Burial will be in Zephyr Cemetery in Zephyr, Texas. Pallbearers will be Danny Yoder, Brian Waits, Logan Perkins, Chad Perkins, Scott Perkins and Terry Harding.

He will be greatly missed but his legacy and love will live on forever.

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