James L. (J.L.) Geddis

James L. (J.L.) Geddis


Passed: Thursday, December 31, 2015
Funeral: Sunday, January 3, 2016

Age: 78
Location: Lyman

James Lewis Geddis, 78, died December 31, 2015 at Spartanburg Regional

A native of Spartanburg County, son of the late Lee and Pauline McCraw Geddis, he was associated with Spartanburg Methodist College for 41 years, where he served as Vice President of Business Affairs, Professor of Accounting and Economics, a former member of the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals and a member of Lyman United Methodist Church.

He also served in the Naval Reserve.


Surviving are his wife, Shelba Allison Geddis of the home; one daughter, Rhonda Geddis Wood (Greg) of Lyman; one brother, John Geddis of Campobello; one sister, Lorene Pierce of Landrum and one granddaughter, Allison Lee Wood.

Mr. Geddis was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth Geddis.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m., Sunday at Lyman United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Brian Gilmer.

Burial will follow in Wood Memorial Park.

Honorary escort will be the Lyman United Methodist Church Men?s Club

Visitation will be held 1:30-2:45 p.m., Sunday at Lyman United Methodist Church.

The family is at the home of the daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Greg Wood of Lyman.

Memorials may be made to J.L. Geddis Scholarship Fund at Spartanburg Methodist College, 1000 Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg, SC 29301 or the Lyman United Methodist Church, 106 Groce Road, Lyman, SC 29365.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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