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.