Joseph Valdis Gaydish

March 7, 1978 - November 14, 2009

03/07/1978 - 11/14/2009

Joseph V. Gaydish, 31, of Lake Lure, died Saturday, November 14, 2009, at Mission Hospital of a fatal gunshot wound. He was preceded in death by his father, Jon W. Gaydish, who died in 1998; his maternal grandparents, Bob and Susan McPeek; and his paternal step-grandmother, Catherine Carmel. He was an artist specializing in skin art, for which he had a growing clientele. His art also led him to construction, where he and his brother built custom log homes for the past several years. His favorite pastimes were skateboarding with his son, cuddling with his daughter and hanging out with his friends.

Survivors include his wife, Jennifer Raegan Gaydish, of Asheville; mother and step-father Theresa and Dale Carmel, of Sandusky, OH; daughter, River Gaydish; son, Caleb Gaydish; brother, Jon Gaydish of Lake Lure; sister, Jona Moffit of Norwalk, OH; paternal grandparents, Ken and Mabel Gaydish; paternal step-grandfather, Cootch Carmel; step-sister, Luanne Koelsch; step-brother and his wife, Brett and Theresa Carmel of OH; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

No local services are planned.

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Jackie Faggart- bORSICK
8 years ago

FORever in our thoughts and prayers

Ryan Kopke
8 years ago

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Joe was a stand up guy, and will be missed by people that havent seen him in years…

Patricia, Savannah and Jack Andrews
8 years ago

I am so so sorry for your loss..I met Joe through my older kids.. My son Ryan worked with Joe and loved him and cherished the time and work they shared.. He was a wonderful father and artist.. He has definately left his mark on this world..He will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you..

Kathy Leal
8 years ago

What a tragic loss for our family and for his children. Joe always had such a beautiful smile and always so carefree. May he be at peace with his Dad and know that we will always love him and remember him forever.

Kenny & Mary Gaydish
8 years ago

Who knows what sparked this tragedy. Joe was kind, peaceful, and will never be forgotten. You have left a legacy to be treasured, with all the talents that you build, and that some wear. May you Ride in peace with your Dad now. We will always love you.

Grace Isgitt and Jon Gaydish
8 years ago

Thanks for all of the warm sentiments, friends. There will be a service on Friday, Nov. 20 at 5pm in Swannanoa. Will be held at his wife and childrens’ home. Call for directions and meeting time for those who wish to carpool as there is limited parking. Jon’s number is 828-447-4546. Again, thank you all and you are in our hearts and minds.

faye and dallas youngblood
8 years ago

we are so sorry for your loss. He was a talented young man and will be missed. God Bless and keep you all in His care, especially his family.

Ed and Jane Rhem
8 years ago

What a tragic loss. Joe was a fine person. He and his brother and friend built our log home in SC. We were at the site every day. Each discussion was accompanied by beautiful little sketches he would draw on pieces of paper…or boards. He was so talented. Joe worked wonders with his hands and had a great and caring work ethic…always honest and always focused on his work. He was so helpful and had such patience with us…we thought the world of him. My husband and I will always think of our cabin as a testament to Joe and his talents – to us it is perfect in every way and will stand for many, many years. How those who loved him must be grieving over this loss. Our hearts go out to his family and friends…and especially to his children who we know he loved dearly.