Jack Haddad

He was a true servant of The Lord and loved being of service to everyone he encountered.
Funeral mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Fulton, with burial to follow there in Greenlea Cemetery. A rosary service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hornbeak Funeral Chapel in Fulton.
Visitation will be at the funeral home today from 4-8 p.m.
The family requests that memorials be made to St. Edward’s Catholic Church, 504 Eddings St., Fulton, KY 42041.
He retired from ICG Railroad in 1988. He was a switchman and also the local chairperson of the United Transportation Union for several years. In 1950 he worked for a construction company, FH McGraw, building the USEC plant in Paducah, Ky.
He served our country proudly in the U.S. Army from November 1945 in Fort Lee, Va., until April 1947.
His brother, Mitchell, had given the ultimate sacrifice and died at The Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945. He was a proud member of St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Fulton since 1965 and had been a member of the finance committee, an usher, a lector, grounds committee member and a member of The Knights of Columbus, where he was very active in the fish fries and all other charitable and service events with the Knights.
He loved being outdoors and using his hands to build anything.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Theresa (Simon) Haddad, to whom he was extremely devoted; his parents, Tom and Nellie Haddad; and his sister, Flora Jean Haddad.
He is survived by his brother, Sammy Haddad, and his wife, Dorothy, of South Fulton; three daughters, Lori Meredith and her husband, Michael, of Paducah, Ky., Christy Atwill and her husband, Craig, of Union City and Jackie Parr and her husband, Carlos, of Milan; his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Marilue Simon of St. Louis, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also extremely devoted to his grandchildren, who lovingly called him “GoGo,” and they are Michael, Josh, Luke, Emily and Jaclyn Meredith; Matthew, Austin and Clare Atwill; and Jack, Sam, Kate, Ben and Jane Parr.
 Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.

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