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Walter Ray Gaddy was born on July 28, 1933 and departed to his heavenly home on May 31, 2019.  Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. Clyde Gaddy, Sr. and Mrs. Lillie Davis Gaddy.  Ray was also preceded in death by Clyde Gaddy, Jr. and Calvin Gaddy (brothers); Leatha Gaddy Chambers (sister).  

He completed his education in Anson County School District and from there he joined the United States Army where he served in Fort Sill, OK.

He retired from Borden Chemical Company in High point, NC, where he lived until retirement.  He then moved back to Wadesboro, NC where he joined Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church.  He was a member of the Ebenezer’s Men Choir, an Usher, and helped maintain the church for several years.  He served his community by delivering meals to the elderly and disabled, as well as, working in the community soup kitchen.  He was a faithful and loyal member until his death.

He leaves to cherish his memory two daughters, Phyllis Gaddy Sammons and Clintona Gaddy; two sons, Dennis Ray Gaddy, Sr. (Arnita) and Marcus Antwaine Gaddy (Cheryl) all of Charlotte, North Carolina.  He leaves behind two sisters, Mrs. Aggie Gaddy Dean and Mrs. Geneva Gaddy Gatewood and his companion, Gwen Ratliff all of Wadesboro, North Carolina.  He leaves behind three grandsons, Charles E. Sammons, III, Dennis Gaddy, Jr. and Anthony Gaddy all of Charlotte, North Carolina.  He leaves behind three granddaughters, Ebony Gaddy Shears (Kevin), Darion Black and Breiona Nicole Gaddy; six great-grandchildren and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.


The Homegoing Services were held be on Saturday, June 8, 2019, 11:00am, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, Wadesboro, North Carolina.  Burial followed in Westview Memorial Park, Highway 74-West, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

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  • Monday, June 3, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Wednesday, June 5, 2019
    Hello family, so deeply sorry to hear of Uncle BabyRay's passing....praying that God will continue to give you the same strength and peace that he gave your father.... One Love Always
    ~ Cynthia D. Ardrey   New York, NY
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    Sorry for your loss. Baby Ray will be missed. That sweet smile and kind heart will always be remembered. A great person.
    ~ Deborah Wilkerson   charlotte, NC
  • Friday, June 7, 2019
    We extend our sympathy, love, thoughts and prayers to the entire family of Walter Ray Gaddy. We pray God will strengthen and keep you during this time of bereavement.
    ~ James (Ted) & Elaine Ratliff   Durham, NC
  • Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    We're so sorry to hear you are suffering the loss of your dear loved one. Although it can feel overwhelming, you may find strength and some comfort in the words found in Nahum 1:7 which reads: ”Jehovah is good, a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of those seeking refuge in him.” Our loving God also has made the provision of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise (Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55:11). Can you see imagine your dear loved one coming back to life? Find out more about this resurrection online at
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    Sorry for your loss, praying that the Lord give you strength and peace.
    ~ Brenda Richardson   Charlotte
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Gaddy will be missed.
    ~ Debbie Taylor   Monroe, NC
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Gaddy will be missed.
    ~ Debbie Taylor   Monroe, NC
  • Saturday, June 8, 2019
    God cares for the brokenhearted; Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds." God strengthens us by giving us "the power beyond what is normal" to make it through each passing day. Isaiah 12:2 assures us that God is our "strength" and our "might." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC