John William Gaddis

March 4, 1953January 6, 2019

Gaddis, John W. 65 of Powell, TN sailed away Sunday, January 6, 2019. He was an employee of McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects. John was preceded in death by parents, Raymond and Verna Gaddis. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Jeanne Gaddis; children, Kevin (Allison) Gaddis and Ryan (Stephanie) Gaddis; grandchildren; Mia, Liam, Luke, Charlotte; brother, Thomas (Cheri) Gaddis; sister, Vicki (Riley) Wampler; a host of loving family and friends. Family will receive friends Wednesday, January 9th from 5-7pm at Powell United Methodist Church 323 Emory Road with funeral service at 7pm. Doug Roberts officiating. Family and friends will meet at Berry Highland South Cemetery on Simpson Road Thursday, January 10th at 11am for burial. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to Multiple Myeloma Foundation


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

John William Gaddis

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Pam Kirthlink

January 9, 2019

Thinking of the family at this time.


Mike Waller

January 9, 2019

Jeanne, Debbie and I were so sorry to hear of John's passing. I always enjoyed our lunches together when we were both still working. I knew he had been sick but at some point I thought he was in remission. Again we are so sorry for your loss and please if there is anything we can do don't hesitate to let us know. Debbie and Mike Waller

Ruth Ann Wampler

January 8, 2019

It was such a pleasure and joy to grow up with the Gaddis family.
Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers as you walk through the valley..........

Michael Ellis

January 7, 2019

John was more than just my brother-in-law. He was a friend and mentor. He taught me how to play guitar, though I was not a good student. He was the “quite wise man in the corner” in our family. Though he could’ve easily had the spotlight, he chose to always let it shine on others. Two of my greatest sports memories were with John; watching Ernie & Bernie beat KY, from floor level seats at Stockley. And then watching the Vols beat Miami in the Sugar Bowl. What a trip that was!
Thank you for your kindness and your gentle counsel. We will miss you dearly.
Michael & Regenia