Fairview - Billy Jack Gaddy, 75, of Upper Brush Creek Road, passed away on Monday, May 13, 2013 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.
A native of Buncombe County, he was the son of the late William Harley and Rose Hensley Gaddy and was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Ella Jaye Gaddy; a sister, Hazel Bishop and a brother, James Gaddy.
Mr. Gaddy was a retired machinist foreman, a member of New Morgan Hill Baptist Church and former member of Biltmore Baptist Church.
Mr. Gaddy is survived by his wife, Caroline Barrentine Gaddy; two daughters, Kari Lynn Carr and Kathy Denise Clift; two grandchildren, Taylor Carr Wise and her husband, Daniel, and Kelly Austin Carr and two great grandchildren, Parker and Avery Wise. Also surviving are five sisters, Magoline Newman of Hendersonville, Emma Morrow of Asheville, Dot Gosnell of Fairview, June Cawthorne and her husband, Eugene, of Fairview and Peggy Smith and her husband, Wayne, of Fairview and one brother, Larry Gaddy of Fairview; along with many beloved nieces and nephews and many church friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in the chapel of Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian conducted by the Rev. Dr. Ian Walker and Joe Perry. Interment will follow in the Bethany United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank Four Seasons Hospice for their compassion and care during this time and in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Four Seasons Hospice, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family and the memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com