Clark J. Gaddis

December 27, 1918 ‒ August 23, 2005

Bellville, Ohio

Clark J. Gaddis, 86, of Main Street, Bellville, died Tuesday evening August 23, 2005 in Knox County Community Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born December 27, 1918 in Bellville to Jay Lewis and Pearl (Eller) Gaddis, and attended Bellville High School.

A World War II army veteran, Clark served his country in the Pacific Theater.

In addition to his farm, Clark worked for Mohican Trucking as a driver retiring in 1990.

He was a member of Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, and Amvets Post #43, Bellville as well as VFW #5101 Robert L. Castor Post, and the Lexington Moose Lodge.

Clark was your typical workaholic who could always be found busy in the fields on his Fredericktown farm, sparing only his ears to take in a Cleveland Indians game on the radio as he farmed.

When he wasn’t hard at work in the fields, Clark devoted his free time to horse pulling, belonging to both the Buckeye Horse Pullers Association and founding member of the Fredericktown Western Saddle Club.

He is survived by his friend and companion Ethel Dudley of Mansfield, his daughter and son in law Vivian D. and Charles Hill of Fredericktown; four sons and daughters-in-law Harmon C. and Rita Gaddis of Mt. Vernon, Delmis L. and Terry Gaddis of Fredericktown, Donley J. and Debbie Gaddis of Cardington, and Randy L. Gaddis and his fiancée Vicki Wilson of Albany, Missouri; nine grandchildren LeeAnn Hoobler, Elaine Johnson, Karen Diaz, Brent Gaddis, Jeff Gaddis, Lynette Squires, Trent Gaddis, Tami Cunningham, and Sonny Gaddis; a step grandson Caden Wilson; twenty great grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law Pauline and Charles Grehl of Upper Arlington; a sister-in-law Ernestine Gaddis of Mt. Vernon; several nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Lois Ann (Walker) Little Gaddis on April 24, 1996, a brother Clyde Gaddis, and four sisters Marcella Boner, Geneva Mowry, Kathryn Moree, and Martha Leedy.

Friends may call Friday, August 26, 2005 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 am. Mike Adams will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion.

Memorial contributions to the Palliative Care Unit of Knox County Community Hospital may be made at the funeral home.