Claude M. Gaddy

claude gaddy

June 20, 1929 ~ February 14, 2020

Born in: Buncombe County, NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Claude M. Gaddy, 90, went home to be with the Lord and his sweet Valentine, Ruby, on Friday, February 14, 2020, at Aston Park HealthCare.

A native of Buncombe County, Mr. Gaddy was a son of the late Marion and Nora Hollifield Gaddy, and he was married for 70 years to Ruby Lee Gaddy, who died January 9, 2020.

He retired after 38 years as superintendent at Three Mountaineers, Inc. In his younger days, he enjoyed playing basketball and singing in a quartet with his siblings. He was raised in a family of nine and he continued to be very family oriented with his own wife and children. Mr. Gaddy was passionate about his love for his family and the Lord. He was a member of Biltmore Church of God.

He is survived by daughters, Joyce Gaddy and Patti Rathbone (the late Scott Rathbone); sons, Ray Gaddy (Tina), Don Gaddy (Janice) and Phillip Gaddy (Teresa); 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with Pastor Dale Whitson officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.


Funeral Service: February 19, 2020 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Visitation: February 19, 2020 1:00 pm - February 20, 2024 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806



Riverview Cemetery
Riverview Church Road
Asheville, NC 28804


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  1. We are so sorry for your loss! Ruby and Claude will truly missed. Happy Valentine’s in Heaven.
    In our prayers,
    Leesa and Melanie
    Jones on Euclid

  2. Am sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad and your Mom not too long ago. I miss seeing his sweet garden in the neighborhood. Such lovely, sweet people.

  3. So sorry to hear about Clause he was a very nice oerson I had a lot of respect for him and Ruby they were very good people they will be missed prayers for Ray and the family

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