SIKESTON - Charles DeWayne Gaddis, 62, died at 10:09 a.m. Dec. 11, 2007, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1945, at Blytheville, Ark., to the late Basil Scott and Merline Shipley Gaddis, he had worked for the Sikeston Housing Authority for many years. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and was a member of the Henry Meldrum American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston. Also he was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie 3119 in Sikeston and of the Baptist faith.
On Aug. 12, 1967, in Sikeston, he married Vernell Tippy, who survives of the home.
Also surviving are: three sons, John Gaddis, Jeff Gaddis and Tim Gaddis of Sikeston; one brother, Russell Gaddis of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Janice McCanless of New Madrid; a half sister, Judy Foushee of Bloomfield; and five grandchildren.
Two sons, Charles Lynn Gaddis and Terry Dean Gaddis, and two sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Tom McCanless, pastor of the Kewanee Missionary Baptist Church, and the Rev. Jerry Adams, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Missouri Military Honor Guard Unit.