H.L. Frady, 72, of Granite Falls, passed away on February 19, 2012 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory.
Born September 18, 1939 in Sylva, NC, he was the son of the late Sarah Miller Frady and Ellis Frady.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers: Ellis and Asbury; and a sister, Willa Mae.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, he had retired from CSX Railways after 37 years of service and was a member of West Hickory Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy Allen Frady of the home; three sons: Jeff Frady and wife Julie of Wichita, KS, Kevin Frady and wife Debby of Denver, NC, Rev. Scott Frady and wife Cindy of Hickory, NC; six brothers: Roy Frady of Decatur, IL, Charles Frady of GA, Wiley Frady of Bryson City, NC, Eugene Frady of Sylva, NC, Johnny Frady of Cullowhee, NC, Richard Frady of Webster, NC; grandchildren: Joelle and Jana Frady, Ross Frady and his mother, Theresa Frady, Breanna Frady, Jeremy, Joy, Sara and Timothy Frady.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at West Hickory Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Frady officiating. Burial will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12:30 to 1:45 prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to West Hickory Baptist Church, 40 12th St., NW, Hickory, NC 28601.
Bass-Smith Funeral Home is serving the family of H.L. Frady.