January 6, 2022, 85, Goldsboro –
Richard Matthew “Dick” Grady, 85, passed away Thursday evening at Kitty Askins Hospice Center. He was the son of the late George and Betty Grady and was the husband of Clara Grady. Mr. Grady served in the United States Air Force and retired from Phillips Consumer Electronics. A 60-year Adult Volunteer with the Tuscarora Council of the BSA, he was active in Boy Scouts of America since he was a small child and served 8 years as Scout Master of Scout Troop 11. A Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, he was awarded the Silver Beaver & Woodbadge. He was Past Master of Wayne Masonic Lodge #112. Dick was actively involved in St Luke United Methodist Church & served as a past Trustee. A member of the Red Cross Disaster Team, Dick had a love for food, especially anything chocolate.
A service to celebrate his life will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke United Methodist Church with Rev. Dan Baer officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.
In addition to his wife of 65 years, Dick is survived by a son, Mark Grady and wife, Mary of Roanoke, VA; a son in law, Eddie Fletcher of Marietta, GA; a daughter in law, Marla Grady of New Bern; grandchildren, William “Bill” Grady and wife, Tausha, Elizabeth Arnette and husband, Justin, Margaret “Shelby” Alvarado and husband, Alex, Joshua Fletcher, Catherine “C.C.” Fletcher, and Eric Fletcher, Macey Arrington; great-great-grandchildren, Louella Grady, Cora Grady, and Colton Arnette; nieces, Betty Paul and Becky Grady; friend, Buck Tate.
In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a son, Richard Grady Jr.; a daughter, Patricia Fletcher; brother, George Grady; sister: Louise Suiter; a grandson, Gabriel Fletcher; and his best friend, his Doberman, T J.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given in his memory to St. Luke United Methodist Church, 1608 E Pine St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 or to one’s local food bank.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Grady family. Online condolences may be directed to www.shumate-faulk.com