James Gaddis, 77

Mr. James H Gaddis, age 77 of Bogata died Tues May 15 in East Texas Medical Center in Tyler.  Funeral services will be 2pm Friday May 18 at First Baptist Church in Bogata with Dr.  Charles Ashby officiating assisted be Rev John Purviance..  Masonic Honors will be bestowed immediately following the service.  Burial will be in Cuthand Cemetery with full military honors.  Services are under direction of Wood Funeral Homes of Bogata.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church.

Mr. Gaddis was born Jan 11, 1935 in Titus County near Talco, the son of John and Estelle Parham Gaddis.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He married the former Clara McConnell Oct 11, 1961 in Bogata. He retired from Texas Power and Light Company after over 30 years of service. He also worked for the Red River County Sheriff Department as a work crew supervisor after his retirement.  He was a 50 year active member of the masonic lodge and at the time of his death was a member of Rosalie Lodge # 527 AF and AM

He is survived by his wife Clara Gaddis  of Bogata, his children LaQuita    Brown and friend Craig Bishop  and Donnie Gentry  and wife Tina of Bogata and Timothy Gentry and wife Beth  of Clarksville, two sisters  Sue Shumate of Mt Pleasant and Barbara Dillman of Omaha Texas  seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by three brothers Junior, Pat and John Gaddis Jr. and two sisters Betty Jo Martin and Louise Primm

Online condolences can be made to the Gaddis Family at www.woodfuneralhomes.com

  1. Deport #1045 Order of the Eastern Star says:

    Praying that the Load will hold you close, and give you a peace that passes understanding during this time. Your O.E.S. Sisters will be here for you.

  2. Marty Wilcox says:

    So sorry for your loss, prayers, and love going out to each of you. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by all. Clara it’s a lonely life, but keep your children close to help you thru these trying times. We know that where he is has to be better than where we are. May GOD continue to give you peace,comfort,and love.
    Friend forever,
    Marty(Margaret) Wilcox
    Linden, TX.

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