James W. Daddysman

October 17, 1936 - August 4, 2022
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James W. Daddysman, a resident of Philippi, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, in the United Hospital Center at the age of 85.  James was born October 17, 1936, in Charleston, WV, a son of the late Homer and Anna Pauline (Feaster) Daddysman.  James was united in marriage to Jean (Myers) Daddysman who survives at home.  Also survivingContinue Reading

Dave Smith left a message on August 23, 2022:
To Beth, Jean, and all the Daddysmans, my heartfelt condolences for your loss. Jim was a patient and inspiring mentor during my years at A-B (far more patient than I would've been in his seat). I have many fond memories of sitting next to him at Battler basketball games and making the (very) occasional guest appearance on his play-by-play broadcasts. Prayers for peace and happy memories to sustain you through this difficult time.
Claudette left a message on August 19, 2022:
Jean, I’m sorry for your loss. I remember him as a wonderful professor and a kind man, I know you’ll miss him dearly. What a blessing to know he is with our Lord and Savior. Peace to you and your family. Claudette Isabel
KC & Sable Hall left a message on August 14, 2022:
To the Daddysman family: we are so very sorry for your loss. We consider ourselves fortunate to have known Dr. Daddysman, and lucky to call you friends. Sending you love and prayers, KC & Sable Hall
Jon and Karen Griffin left a message on August 12, 2022:
Karen and I would like to offer our condolence to Jean and her family. Jim, or Dr. "D" as he was affectionally known, and Jean were close neighbors of ours when we lived in Philippi and provided us with companionship and friendship through the love of our children and community. I attended high school with his oldest daughter and both of us had sons who were born about the same time. Personally, Dr. D was a teacher, mentor and friend to me. He guided me in class as a student at AB and later as his assistant, calling AB Basketball games on the radio together. His attention to detail, and dedication and hard work were great examples for me. He made life exciting, and I always looked forward to spending time talking with him. He found a way to make hard work fun. He was a legend and one of a kind. There will never be anyone else like him.
Barbour County Chamber of Commerce left a message on August 10, 2022:
Jean: The Chamber of Commerce sends its deepest sympathy in the loss of your Jim: an outstanding teacher and major contributor to the well-being of Barbour County. He will be sadly missed.
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Carolyn L. Bolyard left a message on August 10, 2022:
Dear Jean and family. So Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my Thoughts and prayers during these trying times.
Daniel left a message on August 10, 2022:
Dear Jane, Jennifer and Matthew. Despite not haven’t been in touch for many years, my heart is broken for this news to come to my attention. Knowing that it is not the end and he is just a step ahead of us, it is still so sad to let him go… I have such fond memories of Haus Wartenberg, Salzburg and the time we could spend together in Philippi. Jim’s smiles and kind words and peaceful personality have touched me deeply. A wonderful gift to get to know you as a family. Feeling your pain in this. Sending my condolences, love and hugs from Australia - Daniel
Carl and Cynthia Steenstra left a message on August 9, 2022:
We both enjoy history and had Dr. Daddysman for World History at Alderson-Broaddus. Please accept our condolences. Carl '73 and Cynthia '74 Steenstra
William Klaus left a message on August 9, 2022:
I’m lucky to be able to remember Jim as a professor, colleague and friend. I want his family to know that he guided me through a difficult time in my life, With just a few wise words, he gave me strength to carry on. It made all the difference.
Daniel (Ned) and Sheila Kelly left a message on August 9, 2022:
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Stephen Trammell left a message on August 9, 2022:
So sorry hear this - I enjoyed his classes.
David Adkins left a message on August 9, 2022:
Dr. Daddysman was such an amazing professor. Some of his lectures were so dramatic that they would give you goosebumps. I loved my time at AB and he’s a big reason why. Even now when I’m reading something that triggers a memory in a history book, I can almost hear his voice. Such a tremendous educator. My condolences to his family and the AB community.
Donna Endler left a message on August 9, 2022:
Sending our heartfelt sympathy to you Jean and all the family. While Jim had so many talents, we will always have fond memories of him being such a dedicated and hardworking band dad. Keeping you in our prayers.... Lee, Donna, and Graham Endler
Bryson and Liz Taylor left a message on August 8, 2022:
Doc D is the reason I attended AB, he recruited me to attend, when I had all but written it off... he convinced me to try basketball broadcasting, and I had the privilege of being his assistant on the air, and in the office. He was my professor, my mentor and my friend, and he will be sorely missed. Praying for Jean, Matt, Jenny, and the rest of their family. He loved you all so very much, and was so very proud of you. I give him so much credit for helping to shape who I am. He was a quintessential good man, and I am sure he heard the words, "Well Done! My good and faithful servant!" I am better for having known him, and learned from his tremendous example.
Linda and Mike Greynolds left a message on August 8, 2022:
Praying for Strength, Serenity and Healing for Beth and the whole family. Our Hearts and Prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Linda and Mike
Trina Cox left a message on August 8, 2022:
I worked for Dr. Daddysman in the Sports Information office at AB, 87-91. We traveled to a lot of games together and worked a lot if hours compiling stats. He will always be one of my fondest college memories! Deepest Sympathies.
Shannon Marek Ferry left a message on August 8, 2022:
I’m so very sorry to hear of this loss. He was a great man, such a gentle soul, yet so excited and proud of AB athletics! He will be missed greatly. Sincerely Shannon Marek, class of 1998, Volleyball
Chris Gaidrich left a message on August 8, 2022:
Jim Daddysman was a leader and friend to all of the Brothers of Phi Delta Sigma. We knew him as “Coach” and he brought our group of young men together. I was always glad to hear Dr. Daddysman tell stories of the war between the states. His knowledge was encyclopedic. He was a friend to all. I’m very happy that I was among a group of Brothers who made the effort to spend a few hours with him just prior to the pandemic. We will never forget Jim Daddysman. God Bless all of his family. Chris Gaidrich
Stephen Rautner left a message on August 8, 2022:
Dr. Daddysman was prodigiously knowledgeable in History and his enthusiasm as a Professor and Advisor reflected that. He was a grounded and deeply spiritual leader that myself and others looked up to. The Austria program benefited greatly from his tireless efforts over the years as well. He will be missed
David & Sandy Taylor left a message on August 8, 2022:
"Doc D" holds a very special place in the hearts of all members of our family. My husband & I, as well as our son, are all A-B graduates and saw him as a pillar of both the college & our community, and a good friend to all of us. He was instrumental in our son's choice of colleges & majors, and in becoming a commentator for "the Voice of the Battlers". Our love and prayers for his family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Melissa Flint, Shkeyna (Flint) Harris, and Donitra Flint left a message on August 8, 2022:
We would like to extend our sincere condolences at this time! Dr. Daddy’s man as I knew him was a well liked professor at AB. Please know that we are praying for the family!!!
Debra Hamerski left a message on August 8, 2022:
Always a gentleman. So sorry for your loss.
Julie Scott left a message on August 8, 2022:
My most sincere condolences on the passing of Dr.Daddysman . I thoroughly enjoyed his classes in the late 1980s. He was also a wonderful boss to my mom, Nancy Zetty, who thought the world of him!!! Prayers for your comfort and peace.
Nancy Kuniya left a message on August 8, 2022:
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Tristan Stevens left a message on August 8, 2022:
I'm so sorry to hear about Dr. Daddysman. He was such a kind soul, and inspired me as a history major. Condolences to his family. Rest in peace <3
Chris Phillips left a message on August 8, 2022:
Dr. Daddysman was an incredibly talented and deeply caring educator. He had far more belief in me than I had in myself and contributed much of the good I find in myself today. He will always be fondly remembered and have my eternal gratitude for his kindness and contribution to my understanding of the world.
Zach Green left a message on August 8, 2022:
I wanted to send my deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Daddy'sman. He was a special man and helped so many of us in our step into adulthood. I wouldn't be the man I am today without his support and guidance. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years! He will be missed by so many!!
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