MAIDEN William "Billy" James Waldrop Jr., 52, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Billy was born May 13, 1967, to Betty Towery and the late William James Waldrop Sr. in Lincoln County. Billy fought a long and lengthy battle with his health from day one of his life. He worked in the automotive department at Walmart for many years. Billy was a huge UNC Tarheel and Jeff Gordon fan. Billy is survived by his mother, Betty Towery; sister, Joyce Pruitt; brother, Steve Waldrop and wife, Faynette; four nieces, two nephews and five great-nieces and -nephews. The Waldrop family will receive friends Monday, June 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home in Maiden. The celebration of life service for Billy will be held Tuesday, June 11, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Goodin-Drum Funeral Home. Pastor Scott Whitman will officiate. Interment at Maiden City Cemetery will follow the service.

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