Justin Troy Hadley ‘Rooster’

Published 10:06 am Wednesday, July 18, 2018

On Sunday, June 17, 2018, Justin Troy Hadley, “Rooster,” age 45, traded a life of suffering, for an eternity of comfort and peace. We like to think that when he woke that morning, he grabbed his fishing pole and his tackle box, and said “I’ve had enough of this I’m going fishing!” and proceeded to the calmest waters imaginable.

Justin was born in Princeton, West Virginia, January 31, 1972. When his father retired from the U.S. Army, the family moved to Victoria, Va. and many years later, Justin graduated at Central High School, Class of 1990. Eventually, he became a Dental Lab Technician … under the direction of his older brother, Gordon, aka ”Buddy’’ Hadley. Justin loved the profession that he shared with his brother.

Justin also loved skateboarding … on a Sunday, July 24th, 2005 he was skating down the hill next to the old Victoria High School and close to the bottom, something happened and he fell, bouncing about four feet. Long story short, his life changed … he became a surviving brain trauma person, and the gradual deterioration of his brain function led to his death at age 45.

Justin is preceded in death by his father, Gordon F. Hadley, Sr., and a brother, Jonathan P. Hadley. Justin is survived by his faithful mother, Sarah J. Hadley, who cared for him with unwavering strength. He is also survived by 2 sons, Aaron Forest Hadley and Hunter Elan Hadley, 6 siblings Louis O. Hadley, Sr. (Young), Sarah E. Chamberlayne (Steve), Gordon F. Hadley, Jr. (Dawn), Mark A. Hadley (Pam), Carl J. Hadley (Tracy), and Loretta J. Banks (Andrecko), and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and friends.

Justins’ funeral was June 20, 2018 at the Victoria Church of the Nazarene. He was buried in Oakwood Cemetary, Victoria, Virginia. Officiating Ministers’ were Rev. J.B. Crenshaw and Rev. Tabitha Jernigan. Funeral director was Richard Harris at Clark Funeral Home, Kenbridge, Virginia.

Thank you to all the many unexpected friends and neighbors’ that sent condolences of cards and gifts to Justins’ family, and the many that took time to come to his funeral … God Bless You with Love and Prayers.