James Elwood Grady, 87, of Dover passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the NC State Veterans Home in Kinston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbur E. Grady and Vonnie Hawkins Grady and 4 siblings. James was a member of Southwood Memorial Christian Church where he served faithfully as Deacon/Elder. He loved to attend a baseball game, loved the outdoors and was loved by many and will be missed by all. James served his country in the United States Navy and was always willing to help others. After leaving the Navy, James worked with the Kinston Fire Department for 14 years where he obtained the rank of Captain and was the Fire Safety Inspector. After leaving the fire department, he went into the appliance repair business with his brother and for the last 30 years he owned and operated A-1 Appliance Repair.
James is survived by his wife, Faye Jenkins Grady; daughters, Denise Grady, Renee Grady and Jackie Smith; son, James Grady, Jr and wife Jennifer; grandchildren, Jamie, Tommy, Crystal, Amanda and Nichole; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jacob, Cody, Hanna, Summer, Logan and Silas and brother, Wilbur Grady, Jr.
A graveside service will be held Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Westview Cemetery.
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