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Leavitt Funeral Home
Monday April 12th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Celebration of Life

Leavitt Funeral Home
Monday April 12th, 2021
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Graveside Service

Riverside Cemetery
Monday April 12th, 2021
2:00pm

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Jerry Kevin McGrady

Wadesboro – Mr. Jerry Kevin McGrady, 57, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, in the front yard of his mother’s home in Lilesville, NC, after taking a tragic fall while trimming a tree. A service to celebrate Kevin’s life will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, April 12th at Leavitt Funeral Home. The family will greet friends prior to the service from 10:00 until 11:00AM. Interment will follow in the McGrady Family plot in Riverside Cemetery in Dillon, SC at 2:00PM. Kevin was born May 1, 1963, in Dillon, SC. He was the first born son of the late Jerry Kenneth McGrady and surviving Jennie Herring McGrady. Kevin graduated in 1982 from Howard High School in Georgetown, SC where he was nicknamed “The Shadow” by his fellow football players. After moving to Lilesville, NC in the summer of 1982, he took welding and many art classes through Anson Community College and also learned to play the piano from local piano teachers. Kevin went to work in 1982 at Wade Mfg. before embarking on a 35 year career in 1986 with Columbus-McKinnon Inc., formally known as Coffing Hoist, where he was employed as the quality control manager on the assembly line. Kevin was a member of the Wadesboro Church of God for 39 years where he faithfully served the Lord as church clerk. He enjoyed playing the drums, the piano, and was a passionate singer declaring his love for his Savior. Weekends were spent with his mother grooming the church grounds and cleaning the church building to prepare for Sunday Services Kevin has been physically active all his life. He loved sports, playing football in high school and as an adult played softball for both industrial and church league teams. In addition, he competed in the Industrial League golf tournaments at Twin Valley Country Club. Kevin was also active in the Anson Bee Keepers Association, loved vacations at the beach with his family and enjoyed panning for gold. Whether at work, at church, or at play, Kevin loved his family, his friends and most of all, Jesus! He lived a very consistent lifestyle, never wavering from his faith. His calm, gentle, sweet spirit was an inspiration to those he lived with, worked with, and worshiped with. Survivors include two children, Brittany McGrady of Lilesville and Joshua McGrady of Wadesboro; his mother, Jennie H. McGrady of Lilesville; a brother, Jeffrey McGrady; two sisters, Kelly McGrady and Jennifer Lee (Darrell); two nephews, LCpl Justin Lee and Wesley Lee; and one niece, Katherine Lee.

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A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

Ken Whisenant Jr Apr 28 2021 12:00 AM

My husband work with kevin very nice young man he will be missed

Vickie Moore Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

Vickie Moore Apr 20 2021 12:00 AM

Heartfelt prayers for his family and friends!!

Ruby Curran Apr 15 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

Selene Lowe-Hardison Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

I did not know Mr. McGrady, but I noticed he was the uncle of Katherine. So, I am sorry this is so late, but I wish for peace for the family. Mr. Godwin

Frankie Godwin Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

I did not know Mr. McGrady, but I noticed he was the uncle of Katherine. So, I am sorry so late, but I wish for peace for the family. Mr. Godwin

Frankie Godwin Apr 14 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

Karen Treadaway Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

Frances McClendon Apr 12 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jerry Kevin McGrady

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