Thomas Joyner 'T.J.' Haddock, Sr.May 09, 2012
Mr. Thomas Joyner 'T.J.' Haddock, Sr., 88, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012.
A graveside service will be conducted Saturday at 4:30 pm in Pinewood Memorial Park.
Mr. Haddock was the son of the late Snodie and Lela Hardee Haddock and was born August 23, 1923. He was a native of Pitt County and spent most of his life in the Pactolus community. A veteran of the United States Army during World War II, he was engaged in farming for most of his life and retired from Pony Express. He had a great love and knowledge of animals, especially horses. He was an avid sportsman and excelled at quail hunting. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was a member of the Parker's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church.
Mr. Haddock was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Haddock in 2006; granddaughter, Melissa Anne Haddock, in 1993; daughter-in-law, Cherry Anne Haddock, in 1999; a great-grandson, Beau Stanley in 2007; and brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his:
two daughters, Angelene H. Venters of Greenville and
Lois H. Hodges and husband, Sonny, of Winterville;
two sons, T.J. Haddock, Jr. and wife, Diane, and
Hoyt M. Haddock, Sr. and Christy, all of Greenville;
eight grandchildren, Todd Venters and Kim, of Washington, Babbi Hawkins of Greensboro,
Parham Stanley and wife, Jennifer, of Greenville, Amanda Hoffner and husband, Eric, of Greenville,
Dawn Haddock, of Greenville, Trey Haddock and wife, Jennifer, of Winterville, Blake Haddock and wife,
Emily of Greenville, and Hoyt M. Haddock Jr. and wife, Tashia, of Greenville; and
11 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Lex-E Venters, Haley Hawkins, Maddux and Miller Stanley,
Hannah and Trent Hoffner, Laci Thomas, Joyner and Reid Haddock, and Landin Haddock;
brother, Shirley 'Snodie' Haddock, of Ayden;
sister, Willard H. Kinsaul, of Bell Arthur; and a
friend and caregiver, Eunice Adams.
The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm at Parker's Chapel Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of T.J., Jr. and Diane Haddock.
Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made to Beau's Buddies Cancer Fund c/o 2326 Lillie's Dream Ln., Greenville, NC 27858.