Keith L. 'Chico' Gaddis

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Keith L. "Chico" Gaddis, age 70, of Cloverdale, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Born June 7, 1943 in Lawrence, Ind., he was the son of Clyde and Bessie (Ross) Gaddis.

He was a 1962 graduate of Cloverdale High School.

Keith married Phyliss (Williams) Gaddis on Aug. 26, 1966, and she survives.

He was a veteran, having served in the United States Army.

Keith had worked seven years for the Lear Corp., Greencastle, and previously he was a jewelry finisher with Tharp Manufacturing, Indianapolis.

Keith was also an avid golfer and sportsman, earning honors as 1962 Putnam County basketball most valuable player of the year.

Survivors include children, Kimberly (Kurt) DeLong and Jeffrey Keith (Wendy) Gaddis; four brothers, Richard (Faye) Gaddis, Marcel (Rita) Gaddis, Duane (Debbie) Gaddis and Jay (Karon) Gaddis; a sister, Judy McGaughey; five grandchildren, Aarica Lynn Gaddis, Kaitlyn Gaddis, Taylor DeLong, Kara DeLong and Kameron DeLong; and his faithful dog Chloee

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Donald Gaddis.

On Saturday, March 29 at the Cloverdale American Legion, 501 S. Main St., Cloverdale, the family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to noon with services and military honors to be conducted from noon to 1 p.m. A celebration of Keith's life will follow from 1-4 p.m.

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