John Waites

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John Ed Waites, 43, of Talladega, AL passed away at his home surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. His family will receive friends at Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. A funeral ceremony will be held in his honor at 1:00 P.M. on Friday, November 17, 2023 at Cherry Street Church of God with Lane Sargent and John Howell officiating. Interment will follow directly after the service at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Waites was a native and lifelong resident of Talladega. He attended Church of the Highlands and spent his entire career working at Waites Construction where he was currently serving as vice president. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and playing his drums. John Ed’s incredible character, kindness, and generosity made a huge impact on everyone that met him. He had strong, unwavering faith that carried him through even the most difficult times. He fought a courageous battle with cancer over the last year. He was a loving husband, daddy, and son who will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Amber Haynes Waites; daughters, Macy Reece Waites and Ellie Rose Waites; parents, John and Janice Waites; brother, Stephen Tyler (Alecia) Waites, and nieces and nephews, Abigail Waites, Jackson Waites, Camden Dobbs, and Collier Dobbs. Bert Haynes, Kevin Dobbs, Gene Miller, Kyle Tompkins, Steve Waldrop, and Cohen Picton will serve as pallbearers. Jackson Waites, Camden Dobbs, Danny Pugh, Mark Swift, Dean Townley, and Bernard Gilley will serve as honorary pallbearers. Online condolences may be offered at Usrey Funeral Home of Talladega is directing the services.


5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Usrey Funeral Home
516 North Street
Talladega, Alabama, United States

Funeral Ceremony

1:00 pm
Friday, November 17, 2023
Cherry Street Church of God
Cherry Street
Talladega, Alabama, United States


Oak Hill Cemetery
Spring Street
Talladega, Alabama, United States
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1980 - 2023

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