In Loving

Jesse Thomas Hadder

Jun 21, 1925 – Apr 05, 2014

Jesse Thomas Hadder, 88, of Louisa, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his residence following a courageous battle with a brain tumor. “Tommy” is preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Lois Cosner Hadder, his parents, John Becton Hadder, Sr. and Bertha M. Daniels Hadder, and his brother, John Becton Hadder, Jr. Tommy is survived by his nephews John Becton Hadder III, Larry Francis Hadder, and Gary Franklin Hadder, a niece June Olen and her husband Lynn. He is also survived by a great-nephew, Christopher Hadder. Born in Louisa he moved with his family to Louisa at an early age and had been a member of Louisa Presbyterian Church since 1939 where he had served as Deacon and Elder. Tommy proudly served in the United States Army in Korea and was a Prisoner of War from April, 1951 until August, 1953 when he was liberated. He worked for his father’s Ford dealership in Louisa upon his return and later served as a rural mail carrier for the USPS. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 6-8 pm at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa, VA. His funeral service, conducted by the Rev. Todd McCoy, will be held Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3 pm at Louisa Presbyterian Church on Church Street in Louisa; with interment to follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Hospice of the Piedmont in Charlottesville.