James Guy Grady Sr., 75, passed away Jan. 15, 2013, at his home in Quinlan.
James was born to Henry S. and Sally Grady on Feb. 18, 1937, in Newton, Miss. He would meet and later marry Lavada Pritchett. To this this union were born two children, James Guy Jr. and Jodi.
James has been a permanent fixture in Quinlan for the last 38 years. He contracted with the county to drive the wrecker for this area and finally opened his own business. Grady Sand and Gravel has been part of Quinlan’s business community for almost 30 years.
James served his country with honor and distinction in the United States Army. He was also a beloved brother of the Trestle Board Masonic Lodge 534 for many years.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sally; as well as eight brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Lavada Grady; son Jimmy Grady and wife Teresa; a daughter, Jodi Abdo and husband Abram; granddaughter Tyler Abdo; grandsons Tarek Abdo and Tagan Abdo; brothers Lilton Grady and wife Faye and A.W. Grady; a sister, Billie Usry; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and neighbors.
A gathering of friends and family is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Quinlan Funeral Home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the same day at Maple Springs Cemetery.