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Jesse Grady, Jr.

December 10, 1938 ~ December 24, 2019 (age 81)

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Jesse B. Grady, Jr., 81, formerly of Rock Island, IL, passed away, Tuesday, December 24, 2019, at Trellis Supportive Care, Winston-Salem, NC.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 2, 2020, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery, with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #246. 

Jesse was born on December 10, 1938, in Quincy, IL, the son of Jesse and Goldie (Wyckoff) Grady, Sr.  He married Diana Rae Sellers on August 5, 1962, in Rock Island, IL.  She preceded him in death on October 29, 2016.  Jesse retired from the U.S. Navy, after 20 years of service.  He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church, Moline and a 32nd Degree Mason with the Scottish Rites, Moline.  He enjoyed going to the movies and his time at church.  He also liked to cook, read, and spend time with his family.

Survivors include his children, Margaret Ford, Jessica Grady, and John Grady;  grandchildren, Nicholas Ford, Amanda Borner, Shannon Grady, Ryan Grady, Nathan Grady, Samantha Sayles, Caroll Humphrey, Sarah Karns, and Mary Karns; 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Jeffrey Grady, and grandson, Jeffrey Grady, Jr.

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January 2, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary and Crematory, Ltd (Moline)

Funeral Service
January 2, 2020

1:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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