Dateline: December 7, 2006

Ralph Burk Grady Jr., 87, died Sunday, December 3, 2006, in Memphis.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, in Citizens Cemetery with Rev. Eddie Helms, Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Wellington, and Rev. Bill Hodges, Pastor of the Clarendon Church of the Nazarene, officiating.  Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Grady was born February 18, 1919, in Donley County to Ralph Burk Grady Sr. and Roberta Eldridge Grady.  He had lived in Hall County most of his life before moving to Clarendon in 2001.  He married Jo Ann Ritter on January 17, 1954, at Clovis, New Mexico.  She preceded him in death on January 26, 1992.  He then married Dorothy Irene Boswell Helms on January 3, 1993 at Clarendon.  He was a US Army veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW.  He had been a farmer and rancher most of his life.  He was a member of the Clarendon Church of the Nazarene.

Mr. Grady was preceded in death by his first wife, his parents, 5 sisters, and 1 brother.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Grady of Clarendon; 2 daughters, Connie Pitts of Grandview, TX, Missy Kidd of Clarendon; 2 sons, Mickey Joe Grady and Ike O’Neal both of Clarendon; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.


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