Kenneth Eugene Gaddis Jr., 58, of Marion, died Wednesday, Sept.12, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Tammy Gaddis; his daughters, Kayla Dingus (David) of Marion and Tristan Gaddis of Marion; his parents, Ken and Madge Gaddis of Marion; his sisters, Susan Holland (Wayne) of Marion and Gail Eshbaugh (Ray) of Florida; many cousins, nieces and nephews; and a loving church family.

Kenny was a 1978 graduate of McDowell High School and a 1984 graduate of Western Carolina University. He was employed as Quality Manager at Janesville Acoustics. He previously was Quality Manager at Jacob-Holm Industries, Bauer Industries and Collins and Aikman. Kenny was a faithful and loving husband to his wife, Tammy. He was a wonderful, supportive, fun-loving father to his daughters Kayla, with whom he loved to sing, and Tristan, with whom he loved to golf. Kenny loved the Lord and witnessed and sang about his Savior every chance he got. He was a lifelong member of Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church where he faithfully served as choir director for the last thirty years, as well as being a deacon and chairman of the deacon board.

The family will receive friends Saturday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church.

A funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. at the church with the Revs. Alan Sailors and Harold Webb officiating. Interment will take place following the service at Rocky Pass Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rocky Pass Free Will Baptist Church Family Life Center, 6995 Harmony Grove Rd., Nebo, North Carolina 28761.

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory is assisting the Gaddis family. For further information and/or to sign the online guestbook, please visit our website , or by calling 828 559-8111.

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