SPRINGFIELD – Charles Earl Gaddis Sr., 61, of Springfield died at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009, at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1947, in Springfield, the son of Earl and Stella McMann Gaddis. They preceded him in death. He married Joyce Green in November 1968.
He is survived by two daughters, Shawn (Scott) Bangert and Laurien (Bobby Anders) Gaddis, both of Springfield; a son, Charles (Mindy) Gaddis Jr. of Springfield; eight grandchildren, Elena, Jacob, Taylor, Caitlin, Bobby, Beth, Nathan and Sarah; three sisters, Wendy Gaddis of West Chicago, Sue (Don) Schlieker of Jacksonville and Judy Engelman of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Charles worked as a carpenter. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and was a loving father and friend.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009, at Staab Funeral Home, with Vaughn Beeman officiating.