Benjamin “Bennie” John Lamar Gaddis, 70, passed away September 9, 2019, at his home in Mosheim.
Bennie has been a loving husband, father, and grandfather and most recently, a proud great-grandfather. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps and carried the high moral standards of a Marine throughout his life. He has been an honest and trusted ASE-certified auto mechanic much of his life, being taught the trade at a young age by his father. Bennie continued that legacy by teaching his son, son-in-law and grandsons in the same manner he was taught. Bennie will be greatly missed but never forgotten. His family looks forward to the day they will gather with him again in the mansion he will be excited to share with them in heaven.
Bennie was preceded in death by his parents, Redmond and Dellree Teague Gaddis; and brothers, Mack Gaddis, Tommy Gaddis, and Jessie Gaddis.
Bennie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Joyce; children, Annette (Ryan) Dickenson, Phillip Gaddis, and Tracey Lynn Gaddis; grandchildren, Wesley Dickenson, Matthew (Katie) Dickenson, Hannah Dickenson, Jason Kinsler, Corbin Kinsler, and Chloe Lynn Kinsler; great grandson, Lucas Allen Dickenson; sisters-in-law, Alma Gaddis, Phyllis House, and Charlotte (Andy) Seaton, with special thanks to her and her family; several nieces and nephews; also friends and neighbors.
The family extends a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and Oxy Care.
The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, September 12 at Jeffers Mortuary downtown. Graveside services will be held 10:45 a.m., Friday, September 13 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with the Greene County Honor Guard conducting the committal service and Rev. Eddie Malone officiating. Family and friends are ask to meet at Mountain Home National Cemetery for the committal.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Dickenson, Wesley Dickenson, Brian Lamons, Phillip Gaddis, Johnny Gaddis, and Shawn Massey.
Honorary pallbearers are Jason Gaddis, Scotty Gaddis, Gary and Cindy Smith, Hollis Dunnaway, Terry Massey, Joe Massey, Ruey Davis, Paul Ragon, Ryan Dickenson, Dwayne Atchison, and Andy Seaton.
Arrangements by Jeffers Mortuary, Greeneville