John F. Waits, Jr.

John F. Waits, Jr., died on June 23rd, 2020, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was preceded in death by both his parents, Rachel and John (Pete) Waits.  He is survived by his wife, sister, children, grandchildren, and numerous other loving relatives.

He grew up in Sumrall, Mississippi, and was a die-hard MSU Bulldog fan.  He earned his degree from USM and began his adult career as a teacher and coach.  Most of his adult life was spent managing Eckerd Drug Stores. He loved all sports, but golf was his passion. 

Due to Covid-19 there will be a celebration of his life at a later date. Memorial gifts may be donated in his name to:

Forrest General Healthcare Foundation
P.O. Box 19010
Hattiesburg, MS 39404
Memo: Camp Bluebird in memory of John Waits
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or to:

Pinebelt Foundation
1501 Adeline St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Memo: Cancer Travel Fund in memory of John Waits
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