Bernie Edward Waycaster, 76, of Hickory, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018.
Born July 19, 1941 in Crossnore, NC, he was the son of the late Bernie Waycaster and Ruth Buchanan Derreberry.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hoyle Waycaster; and two step-children: Wilbert Wesley Cook, Jr. and Nora Sue Cook.
Mr. Waycaster was a 20 year Navy Veteran and had retired from Kenworth Trucking Company, where he worked as a Corporate Warranty Manager. He enjoyed deep sea fishing and playing golf.
He is survived by three children: Edward Joseph Waycaster and wife Amy, Dennis Robert Waycaster and wife Patience, all of Washington, Ashley Nicole Sousa of Alaska; brother, Dennis Ray Waycaster and wife Betty of Morganton, NC; grandchildren: Kayla, Samantha, Isaiah, Kylie Waycaster, Ashyln and Jason Avelson, all of Washington; step-son, Earl Lee Cook of Lincolnton, NC; step-grandchildren: Haley, Chelsea, and Leah Cook.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home in Hickory. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 2 - 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his honor to Burke County Hospice, 1721 Enon Rd., Valdese, NC 28690.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of Bernie Edward Waycaster.
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