Gaddie, Paul Ray,
68, of Taylorsville, KY, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016 at the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington, KY.
Burial service took place on Aug. 18, 2016, at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery located at 4623 Preston Highway, Louisville, KY. A time to gather with family and friends for food and fellowship will be 2-5 pm Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016, at the Eastwood Recreation Center located at 16300 Eastwood Cutoff in Eastwood, KY.
Paul was born on Dec. 11, 1947 in Louisville, KY, to the late John Ben and Anna Faye (Yopp) Gaddie. Paul never married and had no children. Paul had a BEE in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisville, a Masters in Systems Analysis and Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville. He was nationally-known for his engineering knowledge and capabilities to teach, especially in the areas of human factors and engineering associated with airplanes and flight. He taught Masters-level classes at the University of Louisville and Embry-Riddle University, where he was Director of Academics of the ERAU Worldwide Louisville Campus from 2006 to 2010. Much of his practical knowledge had come from his many years flying in the US Navy attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander and from being Assistant Director of the Center for Advanced Research at the Naval War College in the mid-80's.
Paul is survived by his brother John Philip Gaddie, and his sisters Sherri Lynne Porter and Jodi English and a very close cousin, Lola Faye Yopp, who grew up with the family as a sister. He was preceded in death by his sister Anna Marie Huffman.
Published in The Courier-Journal from Sept. 4 to Sept. 6, 2016