GREENSBORO - Robert "Bob" Lewis Brady, Sr., 82, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 after living with Alzheimer's for many years.
A 2 p.m. funeral service will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 at Forbis and Dick North Elm Street Chapel. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. A private interment will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Robert "Bob" was born in Greensboro to the late Clarence Lewis and Esther Pauline Brady on May 31, 1930. Robert attended Greenville High School graduating in 1948. After starting at East Carolina College he served in the Army and then returned to East Carolina College and graduated in 1954. In addition, he was a graduate of the Executive Development School at the University of Georgia and the Graduate School of Savings and Loans at Indiana University. He moved to Greensboro in 1957 and began working for Gate City Federal Savings and Loan in 1958. While Brady was serving as President of Gate City Federal Savings and Loan it was acquired by BB&T in 1991. From 1991 through 1995, he was on BB&T's corporate Board of Directors. For 38 years, Bob loved working in the banking business and he loved his Gate City "family". He had a kind word and hug for everyone. He was also a member of Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee for years before his illness. Brady was past chairman of the Greater Greensboro Merchants Association and served as vice-president of the Greensboro Board of Realtors and as a director of the Greensboro Home Builders Association.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Alease Brady. They were married for thirty-seven years.
Robert is survived by his wife of fourteen years Dixie L. Brady; son, Robert Lewis Brady, Jr. (Anne) of Durham, daughters Denise Brady Sheetz (Gary) of Harrisburg and Michele Brady Shaw (Randy) of Clemson, SC; stepson Daniel Bryan Phillips (Gina) of Garner; brothers, James Nelson Brady of Greensboro and George William Brady (Virginia) of Lynchburg, VA; sister, Polly Ann Starkey (James) of Greensboro; and six grandchildren, Meredith Sheetz Brown (Jamie), Sarah Brady Holton (John), Michael Underwood Brady, Joshua Brady Sheetz, McKenzie Alease Shaw and Riley Elizabeth Shaw; step grandson Parker Daniel Phillips (Meredith) and step granddaughter Valorie Sophia Phillips and great granddaughter Lauren Alease Brown and great step grandson Cameron Heath Phillips. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Doreen Underwood Hodge (James).
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Muir's Chapel United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan's Fund, 314 Muir's Chapel Road, Greensboro, NC 27410 or to Adult Center for Enrichment, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 13048, Greensboro, NC 27415.
Online condolences may be sent to www.forbisanddick.com/