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Richard Ralph Grady

May 12, 1927 November 25, 2017
Richard Ralph Grady
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Obituary for Richard Ralph Grady

Seven Springs-Richard R. Grady, 90, of Seven Springs, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017. Richard was born May 12, 1927 in Seven Springs to the late Ralph Grady and Zilphia Ann Smith Grady.

A lifelong farmer, Richard’s life revolved around tobacco season. From planting to priming, Richard enjoyed the sounds of the wind blowing through the tobacco leaves and the gentle aroma of curing tobacco. He found great pleasure in time spent at the tobacco warehouse with fellow farmers and friends.

Richard was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life and found great peace in watching and tending to the cows. Richard’s boys and grandchildren have many fond memories from the earlier years of having horses and horseback riding on the farm.

Always a true southern gentleman, Richard loved meeting new people and was quick to strike up conversation. His genuine concern and compassion for others led him to live a life of service to his fellow man.

With a servant’s heart, Richard was an advocate of the citizens of Wayne County as County Commissioner for twelve years. He was then elected to serve in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Richard was a longtime member of the Tri-County EMC Board. He was one of the early members of the Seven Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Always thankful for God’s many blessings, he worshiped his Lord at Seven Springs United Methodist Church.

A service to celebrate and honor Richard’s life will be held Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. from Seven Springs United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Richard is survived by two sons, Richard Dwight Grady and Mack Lyndon Grady; six grandchildren, Matthew Brown Grady, Jonathan Ralph Horner Grady and wife, Brittany, William Jesse Grady, Virginia Lee Grady, Rebecca Lynn Grady and Caroline Zilphia Grady; and one great-grandchild. A sister, Mary Lou Grady Holmes, preceded Richard in death.

Family and friends will be received Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at Memorials may be made to the Seven Springs Cemetery Fund, 128 Jerusalem Road, Seven Springs, NC 28578. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.

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6:00 PM 11/28/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/28/2017 8:00:00 PM
Rouse Funeral Home

108 North Caswell Street
La Grange, NC 28551-1725

Rouse Funeral Home
108 North Caswell Street La Grange 28551-1725 NC
United States





11:00 AM 11/29/2017 11:00:00 AM
Seven Springs United Methodist Church

c/o Judy Jackson, 2330 Indian Springs Road
Dudley, NC 28333

Seven Springs United Methodist Church
c/o Judy Jackson, 2330 Indian Springs Road Dudley 28333 NC
United States

Cemetery Details


Seven Springs Community Cemetery Final Resting Place

503 Church Street
Seven Springs, NC 28578

503 Church Street Seven Springs 28578 NC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Seven Springs Cemetery Fund

128 Jerusalem Road
Seven Sprigns, NC 28578

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