Pascal “Pat” Gaddis, 100, of the New Harmony community of Arab died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Mr. Gaddis was born July 10, 1920, in Cullman County to Loyd Elton Gaddis and Mattie Etta Shedd Gaddis. He was marred to the former Florene Blakely, who preceded him in death.
He spent his earlier years balancing his employment as a poultry and cattle farmer as well as heavy equipment operator within the construction industry later retiring to enjoy life to the fullest. He was strong in his faith and was a well-respected member and deacon at the New Home Baptist Church in Holly Pond.
He is survived by his son: Gerald E. Gaddis; daughters and son-in-law: Ounita G. Wilks, Eulaylon G, Hadley and Sharlene G. and Billy Bentley; sister: Ilene Sears; grandchildren and in-laws: Dale and Shannon Gaddis, Regenia and Michael Williamson, Bill II and Stacy Wilks, Melanie and Eric Cox, Scott and Lynn Hadley, Jennifer and Randy Hays and Kevin Gaddis.
He was preceded in death by a son: LaWayne Gaddis; brother: Cleadus Gaddis; sister: Verna Mae Kelsoe; sons-in-law: William R. “Bill” Wilks and Ronnie Hadley; and daughter-in-law: Katherine Gaddis.
The funeral was at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at Arab Heritage Memorial Chapel with Milford Hays, Arthur Feemster and Bobby Murphree officiating. Burial was in New Home Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dale Gaddis, William R. “Bill” Wilks II, Scott Hadley, Kevin Gaddis, Eric Cox and Randy Hays.
Honorary pallbearers were Jack Hamilton, Ron Hunt, Bud Blakely and Ferris Kelsoe.