Donald "Don" Edward Waugh, 85, of Red Hill Road, Orange, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dogwood Village of Orange. Born on December 28, 1933, in Charlottesville, he was the son of the late Palmer Donald Waugh and Dorothy Elliott Smith Waugh. He was also predeceased by a brother, Palmer Daniel Waugh; and a granddaughter, Julie Catherine Waugh. Don is survived by his beautiful bride of 62 years, Marcelline Edwards Waugh of Orange; a daughter, Donna Edwards Waugh-Robinson and husband, Daniel, of Orange; a son, Palmer Donald Waugh II and wife, Tammy, of Orange; and six grandchildren, Robert Cory Waugh, Madellyne Elizabeth Waugh, Emily Grace Waugh, William Palmer Waugh, Elliott Edwards Waugh Robinson, and Lillian Addison Waugh Robinson. Don and Marcelline took the Waugh family business and built it into a highly successful, landmark destination that employed hundreds of people over the course of several decades. Don grew up in the family business, selling anything and everything, from farm implements to cars, chain saws to ATVS; however, the crown jewel for Don was the coveted Harley Davidson franchise he acquired in 1976. Don was quick to recognize the importance of the Harley Owners Group and in 1989 established a local chapter that consistently counts several hundred members on its roster. The rest, they say, is history. The HOG members became his second family, and he cherished all the memories made with his motorcycle-riding buddies.. Waugh Enterprises, or "The Shop" as it was affectionately known, was home to the family business as well as Don's extensive collection of Memorabilia, antiques and one-of-a-kind pieces that he referred to as "Memory Lane". It was a place where townsfolk, riders from everywhere, tourist and old friends stopped by to visit, catch up on the latest and peruse Don's latest collectibles. Any day of the week, you may have seen the Mayor, Sheriff, Chief of Police, various celebrities and even a politician or two. It was a place where everyone was welcome, the coffee was always on, and you were always encouraged to come back. He had many adventures and traveled thousands of miles on his tricked-out, fully chromed and customized Harley Davidson sidecar with his beloved wife beside him. They and their motorcycle-riding friends made many memories traveling all across the United States, Canada and Newfoundland. Whether riding Rt. 66 when he was 66 or making his yearly treks to Daytona Beach for Bike Week, Don never missed the opportunity to hit the open road and enjoy the adventure. From the first time he rode a motorcycle (when he was "knee-high to a grasshopper") to the last time he fired up the roaring V-twin engines, it always was one hell of a ride! Don was very proud of his Orange County heritage, and he supported his community as a member of the American Legion, Moose Lodge and Free Masons. He and Marcelline faithfully attended the early morning service every week at Trinity United Methodist Church. Don was a Charter Member of the original Orange Kiwanis Club, selling Christmas trees every year and always enjoying the fellowship at the weekly meetings. Don was a recipient of numerous community and civic awards, including special recognition from the Orange County Chamber, Rotary and Orange Downtown Alliance. He was a Shriner in the ACCA Temple of Richmond. For more than 20 years, Don offered his auctioneering services to the Muscular Dystrophy Association for their yearly fundraiser during Daytona Bike Week. With his heartfelt sponsorship and never-ending support, the Orange County Children's Toy Box grew into the successful non-profit that it is today, serving hundreds of the county's children and families every year. Don was a true character, absolutely larger than life. His sly laugh, mischievous eye twinkle and big heart will be missed beyond measure. He never met a stranger, and was always quick with a joke, warm handshake and genuine welcome. He absolutely loved his Boston Terriers, iced coffee (way before it was cool), caramel cake, driving fast, all animals (except snakes), playing poker and telling stories. And mowing grass, he LOVED to mow the grass. Don was always proud of his children and grandchildren, and would have been completely lost without his "Marcy". Time spent with his wife, family and friends was what made him truly happy. His zest for life was contagious, and if you ever met him, you know he was unforgettable. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the Preddy Funeral Chapel, Orange, with Masonic Rites. The Rev Forest Porter and the Rev Johnny Hawkins will officiate. Interment will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery Unionville with military honors, followed by a celebration of life at the American Legion Hall, Orange. In lieu of flowers and to honor Don's love of all creatures great and small, memorial contributions may be made to the Orange Animal Shelter, 11362 Porter Rd. Orange, VA 22960. Preddy Funeral Home of Orange is assisting the family.

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