Mr. Waite died June 4, 2013.
Born in Savannah, he grew up and raised his family in Atlanta, moving to Clarkesville in 1996.
He served at Clairmont Presbyterian Church as a deacon, superintendent of Sunday Schools, and later treasurer and member of the Budget and Finance Committee for First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville. The founding treasurer of Briarcliff Woods Beach Club, he was also a past treasurer of Druid Hills Golf Club.
Mr. Waite attended the Citadel for a year before volunteering for the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a navigation and gunnery instructor and navigator on B-24s. A graduate of University of Georgia in Accounting, he was a member and treasurer of Chi Phi Fraternity.
He was certified a CPA March 23, 1951, and later was elected a Fellow of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. He remained active in his profession until his passing.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Rees Waite; son, Arthur C. (Patricia) and family; daughter, Judith; son, Rees W. (Daryl); grandchildren, Baker and Rosa; brother, Charles F. (Shirley) and family; half- brothers, Robert and William Waite; and sister-in-law, Maryann (Raymond) Smith and family.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions to First Presbyterian Church – Mortgage Debt Reduction Fund, 181 Jefferson St., Clarkesville, GA 30523-5615.
The Northeast Georgian
June 7, 2013