Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis: Obituary

Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis
1938 – 2018

Loy Edward “Edd” Gaddis, 80, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday December 12, 2018 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Mr. Gaddis was a lifelong resident of Dawsonville, born January 31, 1938 to the late John and Kate Gaddis. A U.S. Army veteran, he served as a Marine Engineer during The Cuban Missile Crisis from 1961 to 1963. Edd was an employee of J.M. Tull Metals for over 30 years until his retirement in 1999. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Ellen Southern Gaddis, and several brothers and sisters.
Surviving are his daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Shane Holt of Ellijay, Sherri and Mark Autry of Dawsonville; granddaughters, Kayla and Amber Autry; brother and sister-in-law, James and Chester Gaddis of Dawsonville; sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Gene Carnes of Dawsonville; sister, Annie Maude Gayton; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Friday December 14, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Michael Smith and Rev. Ronald Pruitt will officiate. Interment services will follow in River Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellijay.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday December 13 from 12 noon until 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the River Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, C/O Mark Autry, 7265 Freeman Road, Dawsonville, Georgia 30534.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, Georgia.

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