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Official Obituary of

Waide Moreland

August 26, 1976 ~ March 27, 2024 (age 47) 47 Years Old

Waide Moreland Obituary

(William) Waide Moreland of St. James passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in St. James, Missouri.  He was 47 years of age.  He was born on August 26, 1976.  Waide, was the son of Cheryl (Giesler) Moreland of Rolla, Missouri, and Billy Ray Moreland of Mexico, Missouri.

Waide is survived by his mother, Cheryl Moreland, and father, Billy Ray Moreland (w. Sharon); most-favorite sister, Misty (Moreland) Boatright (h. Cecil) of Baxley, Georgia; half-sister, Lisa Turner (h. Jim) of Springdale, Arkansas; stepdaughter, Macie Whited, Rolla, Missouri and step-son Preston Schmidt, St. James, Missouri; nephews whom he adored Brayden, Kai and Emilio Monterroza, Rolla, Missouri, and Keaton Woodfin, Steelville, Missouri; nieces he loved beyond reason, Eliana Monterroza, Baxley, Georga; and, Mila and Lilah Monterroza (great-nieces); aunts: Marilyn Licklider (h. Don), Kim Giesler, and Tami Felan, all of St. James, Missouri, uncles, Ronnie Giesler of St. James, Missouri, and Dale Moreland (w. Carol) of Dexter, Missouri; great-uncle Raymond Giesler, Rolla, Missouri; great aunts, Rosemary Chambers and Lylis Hargrove, of St. James, Missouri; Geneva Feeler (h. Bill) of Rolla, Missouri, two daughters Nodeia Gale and Zailee Kieth, along with numerous cousins and friends whom he dearly loved.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Ronald and Venitta Giesler of St. James, Missouri, and Madge and Harrison Moreland of Cuba, Missouri; one uncle, Ronald “Shorty” Moreland, of Cuba, Missouri.

Waide graduated from John F. Hodge High School in 1995; where he played baseball, basketball, football for the St. James Tigers, and was a member of the Chamber and Concert choirs.  He received a letter of commendation from the Governor of Missouri for attending 14 years of school without missing a day; he always said he wanted to be like his Uncle Ronnie who did the same when he attended St. James schools.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing, and spending time with his nephews, nieces, and friends.  Waide had a firm faith in God, a huge heart, loved his family very much, and was always helping those in need.  He worked for Holt Plumbing for many years and cared for and thought very much of Donnie.  He was a skilled painter and loved to paint.

Visitation will be 6:00-7:00 PM Thursday, April 4, 2024, with a Celebration of Life service directly following from 7:00-8:00 PM at the Jones Funeral Home.  Pastor Gary Teague will be officiating whom Waide grew to love and respect very much.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Missouri.

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April 4, 2024

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
St. James, MO 65559

Memorial Service
April 4, 2024

7:00 PM
Jones Funeral Home
200 South Meramec
St. James, MO 65559


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