John Bailey Dadisman


John Bailey Dadisman, 72, of Gladesville, Preston County, went to be with his Lord on July 6, 2022 following a courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia, a form of Parkinson's Disease.

Born on December 4, 1949 to Frank Bailey and Harriet Louk Dadisman in Philippi, WV, he grew up in the Grafton area and graduated from Grafton High School in 1967.

Upon turning 18, he took an early enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He was stationed with the 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion, 3rd Marine Division at Dong Ha for 13 months. When he returned stateside, he taught briefly at Camp LeJuene and upon release, came home to West Virginia.

In 1972, he married Jo Ann Danks and began his education at Fairmont State College the same year. After graduation with dual degrees, he began working at Albright Power Station in Preston County and remained there 24 years.

He and Jo Ann raised one son, John Franklin, on the family farm. He served the community through involvement in the Community Watch, Gladesville Community Association, and the Preston County Chapter 977 of the Vietnam Veterans of America.

He valued family of the utmost importance, and considered  his church family equally dear. He re-dedicated his life to Christ in the mid 1980's and worked to share the Gospel as he served the community through the Madigan Ave. (Morgantown) Church of Christ. John served as a Deacon of the building and grounds and benevolence for many years, and enjoyed working in various capacities with the children's ministry, and served as elder for the congregation.

John was preceded in death by his parents; two half-sisters, Virginia Dadisman Smith and Dorothy Dadisman Grey; and one niece, Sharon Smith Trapp. In addition to his wife and son, he is survived by his daughter-in-law Michelle Dadisman and two grandchildren, Jacob and Julia Dadisman all of Delaware; and his brother, Frank Junior Dadisman and wife Barbara of Grafton and their families.

John's life was beautiful and well-lived, and will be celebrated with a service to honor his life and legacy at the Morgantown Church of Christ, 361 Scott Ave., Morgantown on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at 11:00 AM, officiated by his former pastor and close friend Matt Lowe, current church pastor Brad Schrum, and his dear friend, Richard Moore. Friends are asked to begin arriving at the church for the service at 10:30 AM. Immediately following the service, a time of food and fellowship for all in attendance will be held in the church hall. To complete the day's events, John will be laid to rest in the family plot with Full Military Honors accorded at the Weaver-Sapp Cemetery in Independence. 

In lieu of flowers and because of his love of children, please consider making a contribution in memory of John to the Children's Ministry at Morgantown Church of Christ, 361 Scott Ave., Morgantown, WV 26508.

Smith Funeral & Cremation Care of Westover / Morgantown is providing care and guidance to the family.

Messages of comfort and other symbolic gestures for the family may be offered at www.smithfcc.com.

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