Millard Hynson Wafle

October 22, 1944 - January 17, 2022

10/22/1944 - 01/17/2022

Millard “Mel” Hynson Wafle of Hendersonville, North Carolina, passed away on January 17, 2022. He was a resident of The Laurels of Hendersonville and was 77 years old. He was born in Montclair, New Jersey to the late Dorothy E. Halstead and the late Millard Fillmore Wafle.

Upon graduating high school, Millard volunteered to serve our Country in the US Army.  He served for seven years active duty and twenty two years in the Reserves.

Millard retired from the Boca Raton, Florida police department and went on to serve as the Director of 911.

In Millard’s free time, he enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and friends.  He will be dearly missed by all.

Mel leaves behind his wife of twenty one years, Laura A. Wafle; sons Michael and David E. Wafle and grandson Aaron Wafle and his family. His sister Charlotte Wade and her husband Melvin Wade.

At this time, no services have been planned.

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Carl and Louise Moor
7 months ago

As Mel’s former commanding officer in the Army Reserves, I have a special appreciation for him as a fine man, a good soldier, and a great friend. Mel and I shared many good meals and adventures together in Germany, and remained friends for the 38 years since we served together. Since Mel moved out of South Florida, we enjoyed seeing him at 403rd MID(S) Super Bowl parties. He will be sorely missed.

Mark and Joan Leaf
7 months ago

Mel was a very special friend to all of us who served with him in the U.S. Army Reserves. Although always dedicated to his work, Mel could bring humor to the most difficult of circumstances. He was a talented woodworker and gifted us with a beautiful birdhouse and child’s adirondack chair. His favorite times were those spent on the water catching fish. We loved Mel so much and will miss our times together.