Obituaries

Dean Graddy


    Dean Graddy of Sullivan, Missouri, formerly of Bourbon, Missouri,  was born on Thursday, September 12, 1940 in Bourbon, Missouri to Allen Rufus and Ruth J. Pratt Graddy and passed away on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at the age of 79 years, 9 months and 12 days.
    Dean served his country honorably in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
    He married Pearlie M. Litaker on May 11, 1963 in Champaign, Illinois.
    He worked more than 20 years and retired as a heavy equipment operator for Pearidge Mines. He later worked in heating/cooling and as an electrician for Fairway Service in Bourbon, Missouri. He was a member of the Lasting Hope Assembly of God Church in Bourbon and served as a deacon for many years.
    He was President of the Planning and Zoning Committee  and volunteered at the food pantry in Bourbon, Missouri. His hobbies were gardening, cutting wood, hunting rabbits and squirrels. Dean was friendly and never met a stranger.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Allen and Ruth Graddy; wife, Pearlie M. Graddy; son,  Jeffrey Graddy; brothers, Bill (Pearlene) Graddy, Harold Graddy, Ben Graddy, Ronnie Graddy, Cecil (Rosemary) Graddy and Ed (Kathleen) Graddy; sister, Mildred Hurst; grandson,  Dean Waters; son-in-law,  Glenn Waters Sr.; brothers-in-law,  Marion (Frances) Litaker, Leo ( Betty) Mayberry and Ronnie Pennock;  and sisters-in-law,  Lola Mae (Bill) Burrows, Geneva (Robert) Brand, Mick Graddy and Dorothy Mae Whitaker.
    He is survived by his children, Sherri (Paul Richard) Waters of Sullivan, Missouri, Kevin (Heather) Graddy of Sullivan, Missouri and Andrew (Amanda) Graddy of Bourbon, Missouri; brother,  Don (Faye) Graddy of Geyserville, California; sister, Hazel Pennock of Peoria, Illinois; sisters-in-law, Sue Graddy of Effingham, Illinois and Freda Carter of Kennett, Missouri; nine grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Memorial visitation was held on Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1-2 p.m. and the memorial service was at 2 p.m. at the Lasting Hope Assembly of God Church in Bourbon, Missouri with Rev. Derick Ruble officiating. Military honors concluded the service.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.