March 19, 1950 ~ November 15, 2019

Born in: Lowell, MA
Resided in: Candler, NC

James Edmond “Jimmy” Treadway, 69, of Candler, passed away Friday, November 15, 2019, at Mission Hospital.

Born in Lowell, MA, Jimmy was a son of the late Edmond Judson and Anna Devine Treadway. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Dennis P. “Denny” Treadway.

He served in Korea with the US Army and he retired after 39 years with Norfolk-Southern Railway, both as a switchman and conductor.

He was a Mason and a member of Hominy Lodge #491. Jimmy coached little league football (the “Termites”) and he enjoyed fishing and supporting Tar Heel basketball. His passion, though, was playing cards, both locally with friends, at the Moose Lodge in Waynesville and in poker tournaments at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Jimmy is survived by his wife, Carolyn Owen Treadway; son Brandon Treadway; sister Sharon Hicks (Doug);sisters-in-law, Marilyn Treadway, Patricia Simmons and Jane Owen; four nieces, a nephew, two great nephews and a great-niece.

Funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, November 21, in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Dr. Bill Jones and Chaplain Gerry Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery, Black Mountain.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warriors or to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565


Funeral Service: November 21, 2019 12:30 pm

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


Burial: November 21, 2019 2:00 pm

Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Visitation: November 20, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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


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  1. Carolyn and Brandon, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I pray GOD grants you peace in your hour of need.

    Jimmy, thank you for being the neighbor you were. You never failed to help when I needed a hand. The neighborhood will certainly miss you.


  2. Carolyn I am sorry to hear Jimmy has passed away. Sounds like he followed in his fathers footsteps in many ways. Monroe and I bought the house Jimmy grew up in. There was a chandelier in the den for playing poker. I know it will be hard without him, but may you have all happy memories from now on. God bless you!

  3. Carolyn & Family, I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing. He was such a friendly man with a huge smile! I pray that you’ll feel God’s presence with you in the days & months ahead. Jan & Roger Caldwell

  4. Carolyn and family, we are very sorry for your loss. Ronnie always called him “Sunshine”, for he had the best personality of anyone, and always smiled. May the Lord give each of you peace, only He can give.

  5. I am sorry for your loss. Jimmy was a good friend and will be greatly missed by all. He was always fun to be around and work with. Will keep all of you in our prayers.

  6. Sharon, Carolyn, and family. We are both so sorry to hear this sad news. Jimmy was a wonderful man, and a great “little boy” which is how I most remember him. He will be missed and I know always loved. Kathy and Jolly

  7. Sharon, Carolyn and family. We are so sorry to hear such sad news. Jimmy was a wonderful man and a great, “Little Boy” which is how I remember him most. He will be greatly missed and always loved. Kathy and Jolly

  8. So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s passing! He was a good friend, fishing buddy and co-worker on NS… He always had a ray of sunshine about him!! Heavens a better place because he is there. Prayers for all of you!❤️

  9. Please know all of you are thought of and prayed for. So many many memories from Indian Branch… Carolyn, Sharon and Brandon, so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man and father. My Mother and I share your sorrow.

  10. Brandon I will have you and your Mom in my prayers, so sorry for your loss. I know it will be difficult without him.

    Kathy Goode

  11. Carolyn and family – I’m so very sorry for the loss of Jimmy! As others have said, “he was a ray of sunshine!” He always had a smile for others and was a good friend. May God comfort you in the days ahead. He will be missed by all who knew him. RIP Jimmy!
    Gail and Craig Franklin

  12. Carolyn and Brandon,
    I know all who knew Jimmy will miss him. He was one of the kindest men I’ve ever known….always a big smile! I have always thought so highly of him….as did Gary. Thoughts and prayers for you all to get through such a sad time. My very deepest sympathy and love….

  13. To the Entire Treadway Family – I did not have the honor of actually meeting Jimmy, but I see part of Jimmy in his son – my dear friend and coworker Brandon. I wish thoughtful prayers, comfort and strength for all who was close to Jimmy,his wife Carolyn, Brandon and Sharon. May God be with you all during this time and the rest of your lives

  14. Dear Carolyn and Family, We were so sad to hear of Jimmy’s death. We seemed to run into each other at Cracker Barrel. Jimmy, like his brother Dennis, was a great guy to know. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Dennis & Neil Jordan

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