We are sharing the obituary of Robert C. Gaddy as a courtesy to his family as they were long-time residents of the Burnsville Community of Anson County.
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Robert Calvin Gaddy of Oakboro passed away on Saturday, December 3 at McWhorter Hospice House in Monroe, North Carolina.
His funeral will be Thursday, December 8 at 2:00 p.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Dr. Shad Hicks and Reverend Trent Drye officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. prior to the Celebration of Life service.
Born August 30, 1938, in Anson County, he was the son of the late James Prentice Gaddy and Emma Tucker Gaddy. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and retired from Cooper Tools, as a production planner. He was also an ENT and fireman with the Burnsville Fire and Rescue Department and was involved in the beginning of the annual Burnsville Fire and Rescue Barbecue. However, his greatest joy were his grandchildren. Robert enjoyed going to the sporting events that the grandkids participated in and cheering them on. He could also be found at dance and music recitals, church events and school functions and any other events that the kids were participating in.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Carolyn Broome Gaddy of the home. Other survivors include daughter Beth Parker and husband Anthony of Oakboro, three grandchildren Nicholas, Matthew, and Madison Parker and special nephews and their families, Mark Bennett, Greg Traywick, Kent Traywick and Tim Traywick. Robert is also survived by his sister-in-law Bobbie Stegall and husband, Ray. He was preceded in death by two brothers James Gilford Gaddy and William Cecil Gaddy.
The family is also forever grateful for family friend, Kathy Smith, who helped take care of Robert for the past few years and most recently the nurses and staff of McWhorter Hospice House. Memorials can be made to McWhorter Hospice House – Hospice of Union County.