Edward James Graddy of Bourbon, Missouri was born on November 18, 1928 in Coffeyton, near Bourbon, Missouri to Rufus Allen and Ruth Jane (Pratt) Graddy and passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at the age of 90 years.
He grew up and attended grade school at Forest Hill School and high school in Sullivan, Missouri.
Ed honorably served his country as a Private First Class in the United States Army from 1950 – 1953, when he was honorably discharged.
He married Kathy Reeves on March 7, 1953 in Bourbon, Missouri.
Ed and Kathy shared 56 years of marriage together before her passing in 2009.
Ed loved being outdoors and in the old days, he enjoyed cutting wood. He was also very active in his church, the Leasburg First Assembly of God where he served as deacon, church secretary, song leader, Sunday school teacher and superintendent.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy Graddy; one daughter, Sharon Graddy; his parents, Rufus and Ruth Graddy; and nine brothers and sisters, Bill Graddy, Harold Graddy, Ben Graddy, Cecil Graddy, Dorothy Mae Whitaker, Mildred Hurst, Hilda Phillips, Evelyn Schmitt, and Betty Mayberry.
He is survived by his children, James Graddy and wife Donna of St. James, Missouri, Pamela Chapman of Union, Missouri, Rick Graddy and wife Toni of Sullivan, Missouri, Cris Graddy of Cuba, Missouri, Keith Graddy and wife Cheryl of Cuba, Missouri and Warren Graddy and wife Donna of Cuba, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; three brothers, Don Graddy of Geyserville, California, Dean Graddy of Sullivan, Missouri and Ronnie Graddy of Bourbon, Missouri; one sister, Hazel Pennock of Peoria, Illinois; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the First Assembly of God Church in Leasburg, Missouri.
Graveside services with full military honors were held at noon on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Lea Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.