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James “Jim” M. Cadenhead

October 08, 1947 ~ December 08, 2023

James M. Cadenhead, 76, died at his home on December 8, 2023, with his wife and daughter by his side after a long illness.
Jim was born Oct 8, 1947. He was a life-long resident of Indian River County, growing up in Wabasso and later moving to Vero Beach.
He graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1965 and then served 4 years in the United States Air Force; after which he attended Indian River Community College.
Jim was a successful businessman with a talent for accomplishing everything he put his mind to. He was extremely generous and loved sharing with everyone in need.
He could fix anything. He loved racing cars, motor cross, diving, and fishing.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Aldena Cadenhead; step mother, Clara Cadenhead; son, James Brian Cadenhead, and grandson, Eric Opper.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patsy Driskill Cadenhead; daughter, Christy (Jim) Reid; 4 grandchildren, Katelynn (Neil) Martino, Casey (Robert) Steele, Amber Reid, James W. Cadenhead; 4 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Tobin, Journey, and Wren; sister, Susan (George) Cadenhead Yount and brother, Gergory (Carol) Cadenhead.
A Special Thank you to VNA Hospice, Dr. Venazio, the wonderful staff and Caregivers Katie and Mimi for their wonderful care and guidance.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


Patsy Cadenhead

December 18, 2023, 10:48 pm

Friday, January 26 from 6:00 – 8:00
pm, the family will receive friends and family at Revelation Truth Church
International 100 Mesa Park Blvd, Fellsmere, FL 32948. A private service will be held the following day for family from 2:00 – 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested that you please consider donating to VNA & Hospice Foundation, 920 37th Place, Suite 101, Vero Beach, Florida 32960 or Revelation Truth Church 100 Mesa Park Blvd, Fellsmere, Fl 32948.

Christopher Zinck - Family Friend

December 19, 2023, 8:31 pm

I didn’t know Jim very well, but did meet him a few times and knew right away what a kind and generous spirit he had surrounding him. I also was familiar with his ancestry, being from the Wabasso area, myself being a long time resident of Indian River County and coming from similar roots as he with descendants who were pioneers of the area as well. My heart goes out to Patsy and Christy and the entire family as they mourn the loss of a wonderful man. He will be missed by many and there will be a noticeable void in many lives now that he is no longer here. May your hearts mend over time. Gone but not forgotten. Godspeed Jim……….

Gloria Cantu

December 19, 2023, 10:51 pm

My Heart is with you and your family Patsy. Thanks for showing what Jim used to do. You and Jim were like my grandparents. Know that we love you and if you need anything let us know

Debbie Votzi

December 20, 2023, 2:20 pm

Patsy, so sorry to hear this. Condolences to you and all your family.

Monika Shamblin

December 20, 2023, 2:35 pm

Patsy, Christy and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Continued prayers through this difficult time.

What a beautiful remembrance for an amazing life.


Reggie and Dianna Holstead

December 20, 2023, 2:44 pm

There are no words when a friend looses a loved one.
Patsy you and Christy are in my prayers.
I know he is no longer suffering.
That you can be proud of. Your hearts are broken. You are loved by so many
My love to you both and the rest of the family. God Bless all

Dianna Holstead

December 20, 2023, 2:47 pm

There are no words when a friend looses a loved one.
Patsy you and Christy are in my prayers.
I know he is no longer suffering.
That you can be proud of. Your hearts are broken. You are loved by so many
My love to you both and the rest of the family. God Bless all

William Watford

December 22, 2023, 5:39 pm

I have known My friend and best man at my wedding 47 years ago. We have Raced cars , hunted , fished together , he was always kind and humorous to all that met him . We also worked at Piper for years . He was a great mechanic and enjoyed working on some of the fastest cars I have seen , I will always hold him in my Heart forever ! Will miss you my Buddy !

Dallas Wehner

December 31, 2023, 7:21 pm

My sincere sympathies for the loss of such a wonderful man. He will always be in your heart and memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Rest in Peace and God Bless

Bobby & Kathy Dean

December 31, 2023, 11:41 pm

Patsy and family
We were so very sorry to hear about Jim. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Many good memories of our Piper days. He could always make you laugh. He may have gone on to a better place, but he will never be forgotten.

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