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 www.WoundedWarriorsProject.org or to The Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565 http://grandlodge-nc.org/masons-in-the-community/masonic-charities/masonic-home-for-children-at-oxford.
Burial: November 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Western Carolina State Veteran's Cemetery
962 Old US Hwy 70
Black Mountain, NC 28711