Wes Grady, of North Platte, passed away at Great Plains Health under hospice care on Friday, August 23, 2019, at the age of 78.
Wes was born in Gothenburg on May 8, 1941, to Lloyd William and Fern Frances (Moore) Grady. He grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from high school in 1959 then moved to Lincoln to attend the University of Nebraska.
After graduating from college in 1964, Wes moved to North Platte and began his long career in real estate. He worked a few years before joining Gib Larsen in starting Grady-Larsen Realty in 1967, the business eventually became Gateway Realty. Wes sold Gateway Realty in 2012 but maintained his real estate license after that.
On February 2, 1963, Wes was united in marriage to JoAnne Willson at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte. They lived in several homes in North Platte, some of which Wes built, and raised three sons.
Wes was active in the North Platte community, serving on the hospital board, Ambassadors, Rotary and Optimist Club. He also helped with the Boy Scouts and was a member of First United Methodist Church and B.P.O. Elks #985. In his free time, Wes enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time at the lake.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne, of North Platte; sons, Mitchell Grady, of Denver, Colorado, Ted (Terez) Grady, of Gig Harbor, Washington and Rick (Eryn) Grady, of New Albany, Ohio; grandchildren, Ryan, Jonathan and Sarah Grady and Ryder and Lincoln Grady; brother, Gilbert Grady, of Lincoln; as well as other family.
Wes was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Fern.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared online at odeanchapel.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Rotary Club or First United Methodist Church.