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Dr. John Eaddy Former TCDC Physician Obituary

May 09th 2018

Dr. John A. Eaddy, Knoxville, TN
Dr. John A. Eaddy lived a long life and died bravely of cancer on April 20 at age 78. 
He is survived and loved by Virginia Bass Eaddy his sweetheart from Maryville College and wife of 57 years and by his family. Children: John Scott Eaddy (Steffi); Blair Eaddy Prince (Steven). Grandchildren: John Scott Eaddy II (Holly); Caitlin Eaddy; Kiara Eaddy; Emily Prince; Philip Prince. Great Grandchildren: Charlotte Eaddy; Lucy Rose Eaddy.

He was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Fannie Eaddy, brother Conrad Eaddy, sister-in law Elinor Bass Hopkins.

John shared his beautiful baritone voice for the glory of God, singing many years in both the Maryville Vesper Choir and the Westminster Presbyterian Church Choir where he was a longtime member. Hard work was his joy and he took pleasure in working outside both at home and at our cabin. He also enjoyed extensive traveling and special times with family. 
He was a beloved Family Practice doctor. As a role model for Family Physicians, researcher, teacher, author, advocate, and mentor both of Family Practice residents and many patients, he was highly respected by his patients and peers. 
Above all he was known and loved by all for his kind heart and joyful sense of humor. 
Diagnosed at age 12 with Juvenile Diabetes, he dedicated his life as a pioneer in the treatment of diabetes, setting a perfect example and inspiring others to a higher level of self-care.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests your honoring donations be sent to the summer camp where he served as camp doctor for many years. Designate gifts to: Tennessee Camp for Diabetic Children - Dr. John Eaddy Scholarship Fund; Address to: TCDC, PO box 1476, Hixson TN, 37343. Website:

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 19 at 2:00 PM at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 6500 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919 with Rev. Dr. Buran Philips officiating. A reception and receiving of friends will follow. Online condolences may be received at

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