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Obituary for William "Bill" Bruce Gaddy

"1937 ̶ 2017"

Waynesville, William Bruce "Bill" Gaddy, age 80, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Autumn Care Nursing Home.

A naïve of Haywood County he was the son of the late Joe Turner and Edna Clark Gaddy. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Gaddy. Bill retired as a foreman with Champion International in 1999 with 37 years of service. Bill was a veteran of the United States Army and also served two years in the Army Reserves. He attended East Waynesville Baptist Church. Bill was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He worked tirelessly to provide and care for his beloved family. Bill was as an avid collector of antiques and tractors.

Bill is survived by his wife of 33 years, Georgia Gaddy; two daughters, Paula Bonner and Cynthia McCarter, both of Waynesville; three sons, Kirk Gaddy, and his wife, Kimberly, of Waynesville, Ken Gaddy (Shelly), of Atlanta, Georgia and Jonathan Cagle, of Waynesville; ten grandchildren, Cameron, Courtney, Megan, Wesley, Haley, Ferrin, Ezekiel, Chad, Karson and Carrie; and ten great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 in the Waynesville chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Billy Ferguson and Reverend Bobby Haney officiating. Burial will follow at Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 31 College Place, Suite 307, Asheville, NC 28801.

A special thanks to the staff at Autumn Care for their wonderful care of Bill.


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Visitation

Saturday

11

Nov

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Service

Saturday

11

Nov

2:00 PM
Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

296 N. Main Street
Waynesville, NC 28786

Cemetery Details

Location

Ratcliff Cove Cemetery

Waynesville, NC 28786

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