06 October 2016

Charles Addison Wauhop

One year ago I had the privilege of writing a short biography about the life of my dear Father-in-love. I thought I'd share that here, today, in celebration of his one year with the Lord. We sure do miss you, Poppy, and are looking forward to worshipping our God with you forever!


Today we gather together to celebrate Charles Addison Wauhop, Jr. Not because he was a faithful husband of 34 years, or because of his godly example to his two sons, nor because he was an extraordinary Poppy to five beautiful grandchildren. We are gathered to celebrate Casey because of one relationship, without which Casey would have had no hope - he was a child of God, a true believer in the person and work of Jesus Christ. And today he is rejoicing in Glory with the Lord.

Casey was born May 23, 1954 in Yokosuka, Japan to his parents Charles and Joan Wauhop. As a young child he also lived in Germany. Casey primarily grew up in Falls Church, Virginia, where he attended Falls Church High School and graduat- ed in 1972. To his final day Casey maintained great friendships with many of his childhood friends.

Casey met Nora Monick on a blind date arranged by mutual friends. They were married on January 3, 1981. Together they enjoyed life in Alexandria, Springfield, and finally settled in Burke, Virginia. After three years of marriage they welcomed their first son Tim. In November of 1987 their son Robert joined their family.

The Wauhop family began to expand quickly when Tim and Joni were married in October of 2008. In July of 2009 Robert and Ashley were married, as well. Casey was promoted to Poppy as grandchildren began to fill hearts and homes. Jacob and Maggie were born in September and November of 2011. Charlie came around in June of 2013 and Adelynn was born in October, 2014. The latest addition, Lucy Lane, came this September 30th in God's perfect timing and was able to meet her Poppy shortly before he met the sovereign Creator.

Casey was an avid golfer and a five-time "Myrtle Beach Invitational Tournament" champion. He was a passionate Nationals and Redskins fan, for better or worse. He coached both sons baseball teams. Casey enjoyed playing the guitar with his buddies, "The Fretwalkers." He worked hard at both UPS and FedEx for many years. He both attended and served with the youth at McLean Bible Church for eighteen years. Casey and Nora began attending Immanuel Bible Church almost four years ago.

In December of last year, Casey was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Immedi- ately he was a great example of peace and confidence in Christ to his family and friends as he lived out Philippians 1:21, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." By God's grace, Casey remained faithful until his final breath. From now and for eternity he is without pain, sin, or tears as he worships his Savior. 

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