Memorial services for James Thomas (Jim) Shaddy, Jr., age 69 of Petersburg, will be conducted Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Ryan Johnson officiating. Visitation with his family will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at Higgins Funeral Home. Mr.Shaddy passed away Tuesday evening in Athens, AL.
He was a native of Petersburg, TN and the son of the late James Thomas and Mattie Evelyn Crabtree Shaddy Sr. Mr. Shaddy was a graduate of Blanche High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp achieving the rank of SGT after serving four and a half years. He retired from the Fayetteville Electric System after 36 years and was a member of the Cane Creek Church of Christ where he served as Deacon and song leader. He played baseball for the American Legion and coached Little League and Babe Ruth. He was a Scoutmaster for Troop 357, a Deputy for the Lincoln County Sheriff ‘s Mounted Posse for 26 years retiring as Marshall, served on the United Way Finance Committee, member and Past Commander of the Marine Corps League in Fayetteville, and worked for Utility Support Systems as a Damage Assessor.
Survivors include his wife Pat Pickens Shaddy, of Petersburg, who he married in 1964, two sons, Mike Shaddy of Huntsville, AL and Mark Shaddy of Petersburg, two daughters Jane Osgood and husband Mike of Fayetteville and Janet Harrigan and husband Terry of Knoxville, TN, two sisters Nancy Luna of Kathleen, GA, and Dixie Hart of Manchester, TN, one brother Doug Shaddy of Belfast, TN, and six grandchildren Rebeccah, Ethan, Grace, Sarah, Eli and Flynn.
The family request no flowers, in lieu of flowers please make memorials to the Cane Creek Church of Christ in the name of James Thomas (Jim) Shaddy, Jr.
I have known Jim for about forty years and all my memories of him are of the very best, as a christian, father, husband , and a skilled worker in every endeavor he undertook for the betterment of the Fayetteville/Lincoln county community, paticularly for the young people. His family can take comfort in the memorials lifted on their behalf because of the life he lived.
I am so sadden by the news of Jim’s passing. I remember him as a young boy in Petersburg.and later as a Christian family man in Fayetteville. All of my memories of him are nothing but the best. My prayers go out to the entire family.
Sending my deepest sympathy to all the Shaddy family. Jim will be missed by so many. My prayer is that all of you will be comforted at this difficult time by your precious memories.
Peggy G. Bevels
Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you during this time of tragic loss. Jim was a honorable and just man. I was blessed to know him through the Sheriff’s Office and humbled to call him a friend. May God’s loving arms comfort you in your time of grief.
Pat, Jane, and the family I am so sorry for the loss of a great person…I have been his friend for many many years….there wasn’t a nicer person on this earth than Jim…I pray the Lord comforts yall during this time. Mildred
To the Shaddy family,
My heart is so sadden at this time of learning about the loss of a precious man. I feel so honored to have know Mr, Jimmy (as I knew him from the Electric system days). I’m so glad Jane has forgiven the person and I know how she feels because I did the same when Daddy was killed and people could not understand.
I can only imagine what Mr. Jimmy and Daddy are doing right now. LOL
May God give you peace during this troubled time and let the memeories of Mr. Jimmy carry you on. God be with you Pat, Mark, Mike, Jane, and Janet, and the grandchildren. I know he loved you all.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know it is hard when you did not have time to say goodbye, but based on what I have read, you all can have that blessed assurance that you will see him again in heaven. May God give you comfort and strength in the coming days.
We are so sorry to hear of your lost. The county has lost a good man and leader. Jim was a good friend and always very respectful. He will be greatly missed
To this dear family, we would like to extend our heartfelt sympathy over the loss of your family member. We know you have so many fond memories of days past that they will help you through this difficult time in your life. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time and days to come.
Floyd and Imogene
Jane and Mike, I’m so sorry to hear of this tragedy. I did not know your Dad but I’m sure he was a good man knowing you. Our prayers are with you and your family. Love MaryAnn and Wade.
Jim Shaddy was a great father, grand-father, and husband. It was my pleasure to first meet Jim shortly after my wife Patricia, myself and our family became members at Prospect Baptist Church. We first met Jane and Mike Osgood and their children Eli and Grace. Since our second and third children were the same ages as Eli and Grace, we quickly formed a bond.
Mike; Janes husband, got me started in the local Marine Corps League where Jim was an avid member. Jim always seemed to be smiling even when he was serious. Working side by side with Jim at the Marine Corps Ham Breakfast was always a highlight of that event. He loved his family so much.
One did not have to be around Jim very long to see how he encouraged his grandkids to be the best that they could be. We love Jim and want him here today. Jim was a courageous man who served his GOD, his family, and his country with distinction. I am reminded that Jesus said “In this world you will have trouble…” Jim is home where sin and trouble can not enter in. May GOD Bless the Osgood family, the members of the church where Jim and his wife attended, and many friends who are in pain this very moment.
Charlie, Patricia, Josh, Miriam, and Rebekah Davis
To the family:
So sorry to hear the loss of your loved one. I know your heart is broken, and I am so sorry. I wish I could take the pain away, but only God and time will help ease the pain. The hole in your heart will always be there, but it will get a little easier to deal with in time.
I pray that God will put His loving arms around you all in this very difficult time, and will comfort you.
God bless you all. You will be in my prayers.
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. I wish I had words that would help. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Words cannot explain the Heart Felt Sympathy we have for each of you at this time.Jimmy was a long time friend.I respected him highly as he stood by me in the Sheriff’s Dept .Posse for 12 years.He told me I was the first female they ever let into the organization and I was honored to be by his side.He will be missed and I will be praying for each of you.Heaven has gained an amazing Angel .Rest now Jimmy Brenda Burns and Joe
I’m so sorry for your loss. My late husband James and I went to church with y’all for years. Jim was a good man and will be missed. May God bless you today, tomorrow and always.
Your kind and gentile nature, matched only by your zeal and enthusiasm for life have served as a true and shining tribute to your father.
We of Kappa Sigma have been blessed to have experienced his life through yours. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Pat and family, so sorry to hear of this tragic accident. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Mike, Mark, and Family,
So very sorry of your tragic loss. Hoping the great memories of your dad will get you through these next days, weeks, months, and years of missing him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
my prayers are with the family so sorry to hear this.
I extend my sympathy to all the family. My late Dad was a native of Petersburg and knew Jim all his life and I met him later in life when he worked for FPU and in the community. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pat, Mike, Mark, Jane and Janet, My heart is aching for all of you from learning of the tragedy that has taken your precious husband and father. He was a prince of a man.I know that he and Lee are again in each other’s company probably reliving and laughing about many of their scout leader experiences. I am out of town and will not be able to give each of you a hug but know my thoughts, my love and prayers are with each of you.
Jane & Family
Our prayers are with you.
Laura, Andrew, Lillian & Brent Hall