SSGT William “Bill” Earl Waldrop Jr., 73, of 3965 Hwy 252, Laurens, and husband of Wilma D. Waldrop, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017, at Laurens County Memorial Hospital. Born in Laurens County, he was a son of the late William Earl Waldrop Sr. and Essie Gibbs Waldrop. Mr. Waldrop retired as a SSGT with the 742nd Maintenance Company of the Army National Guard with 38 years of service. During his career he served in Bosnia and Hungary. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 9, at Forest Lawn Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family will be at the home and will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary on Wednesday, February 8, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.