He was born March 12, 1927, in White Pigeon, Mich., to Charles and Hattie (Schmidt) Gadson. He married Ruth Pendleton on May 28, 1949.
Mr. Gadson is survived by two sons: Mark (Karen) Gadson, West Chester, Pa.; and Brian (Tracy) Gadson, Sherman Oaks., Calif.; a daughter: Deborah (Brad) Parker, Warsaw; four grandchildren: Chance, Megan, Alex and Max; a brother: Carl Gadson; and two sisters: Margaret and Dorothy.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
No visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 21, at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Warsaw. A private burial will be held in White Pigeon Township Cemetery, White Pigeon, Mich.
Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, is caring for the family.