Brian Y. Drip Waldrop of Taylorville

Brian Y. “Drip” Waldrop, 55, of Taylorville, IL died at 1:10 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

He was born October 4, 1959 in Vincennes, Indiana. On August 27, 2010 he married the love of his life, Linda M. Lemanski in Las Vegas, NV. Brian was employed by the Illinois Air National Guard in Springfield and had been deployed to the Middle East. Prior to that he had been employed by Bunn-O-Matic in Springfield. Brian was an avid Chicago Bears fan and was able to attend several games. He also loved riding his Harley-Davidson and had owned many during his lifetime.

Surviving are his wife: Linda M. Waldrop of Taylorville; Daughter: Kayla Waldrop of Edinburg; Brother: Mark Waldrop and wife Karen of Eureka, IL; Sister: Tina Denney of Riverton; Step Mother: Diane Waltrip of Springfield; Step Daughter: Amanda Mullaney and husband Ryan of Highland; Step Son: Craig Cole of Nokomis; 3 Step Grandchildren: Evelyn Mullaney, Kooper Cole, and Kynzie Cole. He was preceded in death by his Father.

Graveside inurnment services with military honors will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, December 22, 2014 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to: Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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