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James D. "Jim" Grady, 81, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:51 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, in his residence. He was born Nov. 7, 1935, in Clay County, to James and Mildred (Burger) Grady.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Jenkins), whom he married July 20, 1967; daughters, Cindy and Jay Rawley, Cathy and Mike Mason and Christy and Kenny Kennett, all of Jasonville; son, Jeff and Ronda Eccles of Jasonville; grandchildren, Angi and Rob Wheat, Tabi and Jim Ferguson, Jamie May, Jonni Withycombe, Matt and Beth Mason, Marc Mason, Misty and Darrell Knutson, Nan and Bob West, Greg and Ashley Kennett, Alysa Eccles and Shelby Swalls; 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Sherry Slaughter and Mary Mayo, both of Jupiter, Fla., and Nancy and Bob Caddell of Jasonville; brother, Garry Grady of Jasonville; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Bonnie Goad; one grandson, Ryan Withycombe; and one great-great grandson, Wyatt DeJesus.
Jim retired from Canadian-Pacific Railroad in 1996 after 30 years of service. Jim was a proud union member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and was a member of Jasonville American Legion Post 172. Jim enjoyed fishing, hunting, and especially fox chasing with his dogs. He loved cutting the grass on his old John Deere. Jim also was an avid supporter of Shakamak athletics, whether it was sitting along the first aisle at the basketball games, or behind the plate at the softball and baseball games, he loved supporting the Lakers.
Arrangements are entrusted to Cox Funeral Home, 218 South Meridian St., Jasonville. Visitation is scheduled from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017, at Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Messmer officiating. Interment will be at Peavey Cemetery, in Howesville, with military graveside rites.
Published on May 27, 2017
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