June 12, 1940 ~ May 11, 2022

Born in: Indianapolis, Indiana
Resided in: Indianapolis, Indiana

Richard “Dickie” Lee Grady, Sr. was born on June 12, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana to his parents, Howard W. and Naomi I. (Gibson) Grady.

He was a 1957 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School. Soon after graduation, he joined the United States Air Force and served 8 for years. Richard retired from The United States Postal Service after several years of employment.

Richard was an avid fan of the Indianapolis Pacers and Colts. He also enjoyed fishing, spending time with family, playing the lottery, and was delighted to play the slots at the casino. Anyone who knew Richard identified him as a quiet but caring and gentle being that had a calming influence on us all.

Richard Lee Grady, Sr., 81, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Cherylene Scott-Grady; beloved son, Torrey Orlando Grady; parents, Howard and Naomi Grady; and five siblings, Howard Thomas Grady, Alice Coleman, Betty Lou Howard, Saundra Brittain and Jill Smith.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Alma Eleeta Wesley and son, Richard Lee Grady, Jr. “Ricky”; two grandchildren, Teryn and Devyn Wesley and one great-grandson, Elijah Drane; Siblings: James Grady (Ruth Ann), Joyce Grady, Leslie Grady, Sr. (Jeanette), Donna Tyler (Gerald), Sharon Foster (Leon), Dale Grady and Nicholas Ray Grady, along with a host of nieces and nephews.

 

Services

Visitation: May 24, 2022 11:00 am - May 24, 2022 12:00 pm

Church of the Living God Temple #2
4602 N. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Funeral Service: May 24, 2022 12:00 pm

Church of the Living God Temple #2
4602 N. Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46226


Graveside Service: May 24, 2022 2:00 pm

Crown Hill Cemetery
700 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208


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  1. Richard was a kind and gentle spirit. There was a high degree of strength in his calmness. Richard was my first cousins husband. Visits to Indianapolis to see them were always pleasurable. He will be missed. Blessings and prayers to you Cousin Eleeta and the entire family.
    Love and hugs,

    Claudia Barrett
    Atlanta, Georgia

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