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.