Aaron Eugene Gaddy LAKE VIEW - Mr. Aaron Gaddy, 94, died Sunday, February 12th, 2017, at his home after an illness. The funeral service will be Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Piney Grove Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery in Dillon, SC, directed by Cooke Funeral of Lake View. The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. at the church, prior to the funeral service. Mr. Gaddy was born April 25, 1922, in the Gaddy Mill section of Dillon County, a son of the late Finn Duncan and Orilla Lupo Gaddy. He graduated from Lake View High School where he played football when Lake View won the 1st State Championship in football in 1938. He loved baseball, football, boxing and fishing. He attended Wingate Junior College before joining the U.S. Air Force and served in World War II. He was a lifelong member of Piney Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and church treasurer for several years. He was also a 60 year Mason and a member of Blue Lodge 142, where he served as Past Master and Chaplain. He and his wife were awarded the Palmetto Patriot Award from the Lt. Governor in 2010. Mr. Gaddy was a lifelong farmer of the Gaddy Mill Community. Mr. Gaddy is survived by his wife Mrs. Ona Booth Gaddy; daughter, Brenda Gail Gaddy; brother, Dr. Clifford Gaddy of Dansville, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Gaddy was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Sue Gaddy; and brothers, Sidney, Maston and Duncan Gaddy. Memorials may be made to Riverside Cemetery, PO Box 267, Dillon, SC 29536 or Piney Grove Baptist Church, 152 Piney Grove Road, Lake View, SC 29563.
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