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.