Obituary for Henry Grady Barrett Jr. Henry Grady Barrett, Jr. passed away on Saturday, December 29th in Columbus, Ohio at 87 years of age. Born March 19,1931, Grady grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949, then attended The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He transferred to the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with a B.A. in Business in 1954. He served in the Air Force at Lackland Air Force Base during the Korean War, and thereafter married Joan Jopling. They began their family life in Dallas, but soon moved to Cleveland, Ohio the early 1960s where he worked in sales with the Kaiser Aluminum Company. Over his career he worked for Carter Jones Lumber, Wickes Lumber, and Norandex as head of sales. Hudson,Ohio became home base. It was there that they raised Grady III, John, and Andrew. Hudson was a special place of many friendships and memories. Grady went on his own as a Manufacturers Representative in the late-1970s, starting Barrett Sales Company, representing various lines of building products. Son Andrew came on board in the late-1980s, making a great addition. Several years after Joan and he parted ways, Grady remarried Susie Tasker, who brought her own three children to the marriage. The new union came to be known as the Grady Bunch during their ten years of matrimony in Hudson. In his retirement he moved to Cuyahoga Falls to the “Condo,” where “Pappa” would stay in touch with his grandchildren as well as chronicle family history in Texas. Grady had the knack to talk to anyone, to make a quip, and to get a laugh. Never forgetting his roots in the Lone Star State, he always loved to find the best Tex-Mex or BBQ in Ohio. He was an avid golfer and accomplished snow skier. He is predeceased by his parents Grady and Prudence Barrett and brother Ned. He is survived by son Grady Barrett III and wife Sam of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as grandson Daniel of Dallas, Texas; John Barrett and wife Barbara, and grandchildren William, Henry, John, and Matthew of Vero Beach, Florida; Andrew Barrett and wife Marlene and grandchildren Eileen, Andrew, Jr., and Matthew of Powell, Ohio. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Hudson, Ohio on Saturday January 5th at 3:30 the Chapel sanctuary. Burial will take place in San Antonio, Texas at Mission Park on a date yet to be decided. The family is deeply thankful to the care team at the Inn at Bear Trail in Columbus during his last weeks of life and to Hospice of Central Ohio. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Central Ohio at www.HospiceofCentralOhio.org To send an online obituary, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Henry Grady Barrett Jr. please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Henry Grady Barrett Jr March 19 1931 December 29 2018.
Death notice for the town of: Columbus, state: Ohio