October 24, 1926 ~ February 22, 2005

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

Fairview – James “Jim” Gaddy, 78, of Brush Creek Road, died Tuesday, February 22, 2005. A native of Buncombe Co., he was the son of the late William Harley and Rosa Hensley Gaddy. He was a Navy veteran of W.W. II and a retired salesman with the William M. Byrd Company. He was a Mason and a member of Calvary Episcopal Church. Jim was a well known high school football and basketball official. He is survived by his wife, Norma Ann Edwards Gaddy; four sons, Randall Thomas Gaddy and James Michael Gaddy, both of Fairview, Stanley Phillip Gaddy of Mill Spring and Mark Todd Gaddy of Swannanoa and three grand-children, Karen Ann Gaddy, Dustianna Marie Gaddy and Harley Phillip Gaddy. He also is survived by five sisters, Magaline Newman of Hendersonville, Emma Lou Morrow, Dot Gosnell, June Cawthorn and Peggy Smith, all of Fairview and two brothers, Billy Jack Gaddy of Fairview and Larry Donald Gaddy of Conyers, GA. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday in the Calvary Episcopal Churchyard. The family will receive friends from 7 until 8:30 pm Wednesday at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. Stanley,Norma and familey So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.He will be missed.You are in our thoughts and prayers.Coy,Colleen and Dawn Calhoun

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  2. Our deepest sympathies to all of you, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    From your friends at Old Dominion Freight Line, Atlanta, GA

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  3. Our deepest sympathies to all of you, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    From your friends at Old Dominion Freight Line, Atlanta, GA

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  4. Norma and family,You’re in my thoughts and prayers.Jim will surely be missed by all of us.I always looked forward to seeing him when he came to Charlotte.

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  5. Norma, Randy, Michael, Stanley and Mark…

    Only seems like yesterday that the Hendersons and the Gaddys were getting together for a cookout, or an EYC meeting, or just good friends seeing each other. Jim was such a special part of my life growing up. I can see him telling tales of football games, or he and Charles Jones and Red Henderson up to something down at Calvary. Softball games in the churchyard, hiking up Burney Mountain, Epiphany pagents, August Suppers, or just hanging out… I remember lime daquiris on New Years Day and Jim’s kind words and firm hug when my dad passed away in 1980. Know I share in your loss. Wonder what Parson and Charles and Red and Jim are up to today? I can only guess it is to help others… Thanks for the many years you shared Jim with us. He will be missed.

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  6. Dear Norma,
    Scott,and Rocky called to inform me of your loss. It only took about an hour on the golf course for me to feel like I had known Jim my entire life. He was a man among men, and truly a special person. Jim’ legacy will be that he never met a stranger.
    Rebecca, and I want to express our deepest regret, and sympathy. We were all privilidged to have known him.

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  7. Stanley and Family,
    Sorry to learn of the loss of your Dad. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you His Peace during this most difficult time.
    Sincerely,
    Lisa S. Marrow, RN

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  8. This is to Norma and the entire Gaddy family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each one of you. I will never forget how much Jim meant to me and my family. He was so very gracious and helpful to me, both personally and professionally! Our prayer is that God will comfort you during this time of bereavement.

    Alan, Sonya and Sara Smith

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  9. Mike, Juanita, Mrs. Gaddy and Family,
    We are truly sorry for your loss. Mr. Gaddy always said something to make us smile at hockey games. Either he told a great story or had the perfect comment at the time. He was a very spirited and special man. We know you will miss him dearly. Be gentle with yourselves in your time of grief. May your hearts be healed and filled with the peace and love of family and friends and the memories of Mr. Gaddy.
    God bless and comfort you,
    Dan, Deb and Liam Owen-Wilhelm

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  10. We are saddened at Jim’s passing but arehappy there is a large family to carry on. I spent many happy times playing with and sometimes against Jim in baseball and basketball. He was always a competitor but always a good sport. Although we were not close in the last several years I cherish our friendship and wish the family God’s comfort and blessing.

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