“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
Thaddeus started his journey on July 3, 1937 in Braggs, Oklahoma, when a handsome 10 lb. 13 oz. baby boy was born to Helen Mayes and Thaddeus Snoddy. He was the youngest of four siblings whom he loved dearly.
After the passing of his mother at the age of eight, Thaddeus and his siblings were raised by their devoted grandparents Robert and Martha Mayes who showed them love and taught them to be strong independent adults. Thaddeus joined 1st Baptist Church, Ft. Gibson at an early age where he was baptized in the Grand River. He was active in summer camp, Sunday school and church.
He attended Ft. Gibson elementary school and later attended the historical Ft. Gibson Lincoln High School where he excelled in sports, particularly basketball. Thaddeus also excelled in academics where he graduated as Valedictorian of his high school class. Thaddeus later joined the United States Army.
Thaddeus met and married Billie Sue Perkins and they were blessed with a son and twin girls. He was also blessed with a stepson whom he raised as his own. He was a quiet, hardworking husband and father. Until his illness he loved playing dominoes and spending time with his friends and family.
On March 24, 2014 after a lengthy illness, Thaddeus was called from labor to reward. Those waiting to welcome him home are his parents, a son Thaddeus Jr. , a brother George Boatwright, a sister, Maxine Waters, a brother Percy Snoddy and his grandparents. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Billie Sue, his twin daughters, Brenda Davison, Linda Current (Ronald), and his son, Larry Loggins (Debra) all of Muskogee, Oklahoma. His sister, Betty Able (Wayland) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Six grandchildren, twenty four great grandchildren. A special aunt, Kathryn Hill, special nephew, Christopher Waters, and a special cousin, Ralph Evans, along with a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.