Michael James Grady, age 75, of Kingston

Michael James Grady, age 75, of Kingston, passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at his residence.

Michael was born in Wisconsin to Clarence and Gladys (Berglund) Grady on December 8, 1944. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1963 and shortly afterwards, joined the United States Air Force. He served four years, including a tour in Vietnam. Upon his return, he worked at K-25 as an electrician for 35 years, and a member of the IBEW Local 270. He was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was a proud veteran and prior to his illness enjoyed fishing, wood working, spending time with his grandchildren, and all his dogs, especially Roxy.

He is preceded in death by his parents; Clarence and Gladys (Berglund) Grady and two of his brothers: Patrick and Timothy Grady.

He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Carolyn Sue Grady and their five children: Dianna Grady, Buddy Grady (Summer), Jeff Grady (Leigh), Merri Bair (John), and Denise Headrick; 10 grandchildren, Courtney Surles, Benjamin Headrick, Marie Bair, Hannah Bair, Nora Bair, Gabriella Grimball, Emma Grady, Blake Grady, Dakota Grady and Owen Grady; three great-grandchildren, Trent, Liam and Vada Surles; two brothers: Terry and Brian Grady, and one sister-in-law, Linda Grady.

In keeping with Michael’s wishes, there will be no public services. There will be a private family celebration of life at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff of Professional Case Management and Covenant Hospice for their assistance, compassion, and support.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Covenant Hospice and Palliative Care or your local Hospice. Fraker Funeral Home of Kingston is in charge of all the arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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