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Phillip E. McGrady, Sr.

July 12, 1940 December 13, 2018
Phillip E. McGrady, Sr.
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Phillip E. McGrady, Sr., 78, of Olney, passed away on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Helia Healthcare in Olney.  Phillip was born on July 12, 1940 in Effingham County, IL, the son of Phillip and Blanche McGrady. 

Phillip was raised in Olney by foster parents Granvil & Nora Brown. Phillip had several occupations thru the years: Upholstery work at Brown's Furniture Store, maintenance at the International Shoe Factory, plumbing with Jim Stivers, and truck driving and flea market sales. Phillip was well known by his nicknames "Hot Rod" and "Pee Wee". He was someone who never met a stranger, just a friend he had not met yet. Phillip had several hobbies and interests. His younger years involved dancing, mushroom hunting, camping, fishing and socializing with friends. He enjoyed buying, selling and trading at Flea Markets. Phillip loved automobiles, NASCAR Racing (favorite drivers Dale Earnhardt Sr. & Dale Jr.) and dirt track racing. He always talked about racing at White Squirrel Speedway in his 55 Buick. His last few months he talked about wanting to go look at Cadillac's. In his later years, Phillip loved playing card games with family, travelling to Missouri to spend time with grand kids, and attending church. He was saved on a recent trip to Missouri. He was a member of Olney Southern Baptist Church. 

Phillip is survived by his Son, Phillip E. McGrady, Jr. of Olney; Son, Jim McGrady and wife Valerie of Pittsburg, MO; Son, Mike McGrady of Olney; Daughter, Carol McGrady of Olney; Ex-wives, Bonnie McGrady and Renea Mayhall; Grandchildren, Caleb McGrady, Eli McGrady, and Madelyn McGrady, and Isaah McGrady; Brother, Bernie (Ione) McGrady of Port Lavaca, TX; Brother, Bob Mintor of English, IN; Sister, Dorothy (Darrell) Benham of English, IN; Brother, Billy Martin of Doolittle, MO; and a Sister, Shirley. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 21, 2018 at Olney Southern Baptist Church.

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1:00 PM 12/21/2018 1:00:00 PM
Olney Southern Baptist Church

205 E. Mack Ave.
Olney, Illinois 62450

Olney Southern Baptist Church
205 E. Mack Ave. Olney 62450 Illinois
United States

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