ALBEMARLE, N.C. — Joel Allen Gaddy, 35, of Albemarle, surrounded by his loving family, passed away Monday afternoon, Oct. 31, 2016 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A funeral service was held Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Community Full Gospel Church in Norwood. The Rev. Mike Lisk and the Rev. Ron Loflin will officiate and interment will follow in Wightman Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday night, Nov. 2, 2016 at Edwards Funeral Home in Norwood.
Joel was born Dec. 29, 1980 in Stanly County to Calvin Joel and Shelia Johnson Gaddy of Mount Gilead. He was last employed by West Carolina Freightliner and was a member of Community Full Gospel Church. Joel enjoyed being outside. He had a big family and loved his aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as much as he loved his wife and son.
Joel was predeceased by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Haywood Gaddy Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Johnson.
In addition to his parents, Calvin and Shelia Gaddy; he is survived by his wife, Leanne Hancock Gaddy and son, Nathan Allen Gaddy, both of the home; sister Heather Dawn Johnson and one nephew, Jacob, and two nieces, Kiersten and Adrianna, all of Charlotte; father- and mother-in-law, David and Lillie Hancock of Albemarle, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.
Memorials may be made to: Wightman Church, c/o Cindy Gaddy, 282 Gaddy's Ferry Road, Polkton, NC 28135.
Online condolences may be left at edwardsfuneralhomes.com.