In loving memory of

Daryl Waite
June 23, 1939 - October 6, 2020

Daryl Leigh Waite, age 81, of Carthage, IL, died Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 2:10 p.m. in Blessing Hospital.

Daryl was born June 23, 1939 in Quincy, the son of Truman and Lydia Barton Waite. He married Hope Yvonne Helms on June 10, 1967 in Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ in Quincy. She preceded him in death on January 2, 2020.

Daryl was a 1957 graduate of Unity High School in Mendon. He received a Bachelor's of Science in Engineering from Indiana Tech in 1961. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, where he served from 1962 until his honorable discharge in 1965. During his time in the Army, Daryl traveled all across the Middle East, and later in life he enjoyed sharing the stories of his experiences around the world.

Daryl was employed as an electrical engineer at several companies including: Brower Equipment, Gates Radio, and Motorola, where he met his future wife, Hope. Daryl retired from Methode Electronics in Carthage after 22 years of employment.

Daryl was an avid amateur radio operator, known by the call letters, K9JPQ.

Survivors include four children: Daryn (Kimberley) Waite of Arlington Heights, IL; Jennifer (Elias) Banuelos of Milton, FL; Christopher Waite of Auburn, IL; and Jason Paul Waite of Carthage, IL; nine grandchildren: Lindsey and Amber Waite of Arlington Heights, IL; Kari Neill, Ivy and Chloe Berry, Ashton Lichliter, and Brooklyn Banuelos, all of Milton, FL; and Alex and Peyton Waite of Auburn, IL; and several cousins.

In addition to his wife, Daryl was preceded in death by his parents and his twin sisters, Carol Peters and Ferol Davis.

Services: 11:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Josh Vahle officiating. Please bring a mask if you plan on attending.

Visitation: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 10, 2020 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. Please bring a mask if you plan on attending.

Memorials: Trinity Lutheran Church in Carthage, IL

Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.


Joan Maloof wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"I want to thank my Uncle Daryl for his service to our country, and to his family over these many years. He will be missed, may he rest in peace. -- Joan (Peters) Maloof, niece."

Larry Rupert wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"I hired Daryl into the Methode test lab around '93. He was great to work with, and I loved his dry sense of humor. I will say a special prayer for him."

Donna Wills wrote on Oct 9, 2020:

"We really enjoyed watching the video tribute to Uncle Daryl. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. I have many good memories of our visits to the farm, of phone calls with Daryl and visits from him and our grandparents at Lake Chelan. Our prayers are with Daryl, Hope, Daryn, Jennifer, Christopher and Jason, plus all of the grandkids. With love, Donna and Chuck Wills"