Brian R. Gaddis

November 25, 1952 ‒ June 05, 2007

Mount Vernon / Newark, Ohio

Brian R. Gaddis, age 54, of Newark, passed away on Tuesday June 5, 2007 at the Newark Healthcare Centre after a four-year courageous battle with cancer. Brian was born on November 25, 1952 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Mount Vernon to Clyde and Ernestine (Naylor) Gaddis.

Brian graduated from Fredericktown High School and the Knox County Joint Vocational School, where he was the winner of the Plymouth Trouble Shooting Contest for the state of Ohio. He was an avid drag racing fan, loved mud running and hauling cattle.

Surviving are his sons Jamie Gaddis of Newark, and Jason Gaddis of Gahanna; the mother of his children Donna Kirk, his mother Ernestine (Naylor) Gaddis of Mount Vernon; special grandson Quentin Gaddis; sister Diana (Scott) Wyman of Fort Wayne, Indiana; brothers Allan Gaddis, Rick Gaddis and Kevin Gaddis all of Mount Vernon; nieces Darcy (Joe) West, Tonya Gaddis, Alexandra Gaddis all of Mount Vernon; and Rachel Wyman of Fort Wayne; his nephews T.J. (Sarah) Gaddis of Delaware and Natahan Wyman of Fort Wayne; great nieces Kayla West and Anna Gaddis; great nephews Clinton West, Brett West, Jeremy West and Wesley Gaddis. His father Clyde R. Gaddis preceded Brian in death.

Friends and family may call Friday from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High St., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 AM at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions towards a college scholarship for Quentin Gaddis may be given to a family member or to Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055

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