Funeral services for Thurston Waldon will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 401 S. Main St., with the Rev. Alexander Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Park.

Mr. Waldon will be placed in the church for viewing at noon on Saturday until the hour of service.

Mr. Waldon, 79, husband of Amelia Crosby Waldon, transitioned on Feb. 7, 2017.

Born in Sumter County, he was a son to the late Herald R. Waldon and Lottie Evans Waldon. He attended Lincoln High School from 1952 to 1956. In June 2002, he retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Amelia; five children, Cynthia Waldon of Kennesaw, Georgia, Herald (Anita) Waldon of Gardena, California, Irwin Waldon and Natina Waldon, both of Douglasville, Georgia, and Darvina Waldon of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Barbara Wilson-Duffin of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Beverly (John) Dicks of Columbia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Condolences may be made on his tribute page found at

Professional services rendered by Palmer Memorial Chapel Inc.