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Harold  E. "Scooter" Grady

Obituary for Harold E. "Scooter" Grady

September 29, 1935 - December 30, 2019
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 84


Harold E. "Scooter" Grady, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Monday December 30, 2019 at Owensboro Health Regional Health Hospital. He was born September 29, 1935 in Daviess County to the late Franklin Harold Grady and Pauline Wilson Grady. Harold was a retired Master Sargent from the United States Marine Corp after serving 23 years and served 3 tours of duty in Vietnam. He was a Marine Corp recruiter in Bowling Green and was able to get the water tower painted red white and blue. When Harold was stationed in North Carolina, he appeared in a movie series called "Movin' on" as a truck driver with Claude Akins. He retired from wholesale heating and air from Pameco, formally NTCC. Harold was a Kentucky Colonel, member of the Knights of Columbus Father Connor Council #6101, served as a batboy for the Owensboro Oilers for 3 years. He was a member of the first 8th grade graduating class at Blessed Mother School and was a long-time member of St. Martin's Catholic Church.

He was also preceded in death by his first wife of 46 years, Dorothy Martin Grady in 2003; a sister, Jane Grady; two brothers, Robert Franklin Grady and John Grady; and a son, Dewayne Grady.

Harold is survived by his current wife of 13 years, Brenda Redfern; a daughter, Karen (Tim) Reynolds; a son, Ronald (Kim) Grady; grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds, Krystal (Matt) Hill, Autumn (Tristan) Durbin and Summer Grady; 2 great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty Wilson; a brother, Charles Pat (Maria) Grady; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Harold "Scooter" Grady will be Noon Saturday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Fr. Pat Bittel officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday with prayers at 6:00 p.m. and after 10:00 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery with full military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Knights of Columbus Father Connor Council #6101 and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Memories and condolences for the family of Harold "Scooter" Grady may be left at

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Wounded Warrior Project
    PO Box 758517
    Topeka, KS 66675
  • Knights of Columbus Father Connor Council #6101
    7042 KY-56
    Owensboro, KY 42301

Arrangements By

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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