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Jeffrey Waites

January 23, 1960 — April 2, 2017

Jeffrey Ross Waites, 57, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017, in St. Mary’s County, where he was currently working.

Born on January 23, 1960, in Frostburg, he was the son of the late Othellus “Bay” and Frances Delores Ross Waites.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Chuck Waites.

Jeff was employed by CSX.  He was a manager at Frostburg Pizza Hut and was a member of Pipefitters and Steamfitters Local 489.

Jeff was an avid softball player who traveled all over the east coast to play.  His favorite pastimes were playing darts and shuffle board.  He was a part of Beall and Mt. Ridge football statistics staff for 14 years.

Mr. Waites was a graduate of the Beall High School Class of 1978 where he played soccer, tennis and basketball.  As a member of the basketball team, he played in two state tournaments.

He loved his sports teams, in particular the Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Orioles, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia 76ers, University of Maryland, USC football and UCLA basketball.

Surviving are his wife, Diane Russell Waites; sons, Marcus Waites and wife Deanna, Haden DeHaven; grandson, Tavian; granddaughter, Tayonna; siblings, James T. “Petie” Ross and wife Cathy of Glen Burnie, Richard C. “Boog” Ross and wife Jodie; Deidre “Dee” Waites and partner Patti Fetter; Rodney M. “Tyson” Ross and wife Laurie; sister-in-law, Regina Waites; numerous aunts, uncles, cousin, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg, MD on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 4-8 pm.

Funeral Service will be held at Durst Funeral Home on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11 am with Rev. Everett Spence officiating.

Interment will follow in Frostburg Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charles A.”Chachi” Waites, Tim Shelton, Wesley Harper, Cody Waites, Scott Twigg, Rob DeVore, Jim Furstenberg, Bubba Connis.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Charlie Grove and Travis Waites.

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