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James Thomas Gaddie
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn.
Music provided by: Lorene Syler - pianist.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Charles Nutt, Brandon Nutt, Steven Nutt, Ray Carr, Brian Carr and James Reading.
James Thomas Gaddie passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia. Tom was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Farber schools. After school, he started working at the International Shoe Factory in Vandalia. He then served with the Air Force Engineers building runways during the Korean War. Upon returning home after the service, Tom went back to the International Shoe Factory. He then worked on the Banker Morris farms, farmed himself for nine years, farmed for Gene Wallace, then worked for Hammel Lime Company and MoDOT. In the early 60's, Tom started working for Harbison Walker Refractories in Vandalia in the specialty department and retired in July 1993. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and American Legion. Tom enjoyed whittling and carving, deer hunting and collecting guns.
Born: September 25, 1930 in McCune Station, Missouri the son of Lyle and Mary Katherine (Gilbert) Gaddie.
Married: Betty Lou Nadin on September 10, 1951 in Vandalia.
Survivors include: wife, Betty Lou of Vandalia; one brother, Eugene Gaddie of Fresno, California; one sister, Juanita and husband, Lloyd Ray Carr of rural Farber, Missouri; two grandchildren: Seth James Gaddie of Blue Springs, Missouri and Sarah Jo Gaddie of Columbia, Missouri; three great-grandchildren: Keelee, Alexia and Ashawn; several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents and one son, Loyd Thomas Gaddie
Memorials are encouraged to the Southside Baptist Church in Vandalia.
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