OBITUARY

Oliver Vanderbilt Frady III

17 November, 19461 August, 2021
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Oliver Vanderbilt Frady, III, 74, of Raleigh passed away unexpectedly at his home surrounded by loved ones on Sunday August 1, 2021.

Oliver a lifelong resident of Raleigh, NC was on born on November 17, 1946 to the late Oliver Vanderbilt Frady, Jr. and Mary Frady.

Oliver graduated from William G. Enloe High School in 1965, retired employee of C.C. Mangum and later the owner of Oliver’s Billiards and Tavern. He was an avid sports lover and excelled at baseball and football in his youth. He enjoyed all sports. He played softball well into his fifties, bowled for many years at Western Lanes on Hillsborough Street, and loved a good round of golf. If you ever went with him to Kerr Lake and did not know how to water ski, you definitely would be by the time you left. He pulled many people skiing behind his boat and enjoyed every minute of it. When his kids were growing, the family started camping at Kerr Lake where many more memories were made and traditions started. Family was everything to Oliver and so were his lifelong friendships that were made while growing up in Raleigh. He loved a good joke, usually had a story behind it and quite often a prankster. He will be truly missed by all that knew him.

Oliver is preceded in death by his beloved wife Carolyn Jones Frady and his brother David L. Frady. He is survived by his loving daughters; Karen DeLong and husband David of Raleigh, NC and Amy Frady of Raleigh, NC. Grandson; Hunter DeLong and wife Anna of Sanford, NC and granddaughter Carlee Smith and husband Keaton of Winterville, NC. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and beloved by many.

Family will receive friends and family on from 6-8pm on August 3, 2021 at Brown- Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road. A funeral service will be held at 11am on August 4, 2021 at Brown- Wynne Funeral Home on Millbrook Road. Interment will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park, 7501 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27612.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Keaton Smith
  • Hunter DeLong
  • James Frady
  • Daniel Frady
  • Chris Faulkner

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, 3 August , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, 4 August , 2021

  • Graveside Service to Follow

    Wednesday, 4 August , 2021

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Karen Pearce

3 August 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss; it is comforting to think of your Dad reunited with your Mom who passed away at such a young age. Both you, Karen and Amy have always made your parents proud and I have loved looking at all the family photos of you all and Oliver’s beloved grandchildren. God bless you all during this time of sorrow. Love and prayers Karen P ❤️🙏🏼

Laura Upchurch

3 August 2021

Oliver graduated from Enloe with my brother,Freddie Lewis. I was in 10th grade and always thought Oliver was 6 feet tall. Later, we played golf together at reunion tournament (I scheduled the golf tournament) which I won with Freddie, Oliver, Larry W. at Wil Marr in Knightdale. What a wonderful time. I realized that Oliver was really my height. What a shock.
He’s the sweetest guy I ever met. I was broken hearted when Carolyn died. Oliver was never quite the same.
Now at the very least Oliver is with his precious Carolyn in the pearly gates smiling at us all.
RIP my sweet man.
Oh and thanks for always fixing our garage.
Love you 😘

Cathy Eakes

3 August 2021

Amy and Karen I'm so sad for the loss of you sweet Dad Oliver. I first met Oliver, Carolyn Amy and Karen at " The Pub" I have a wonderful friendship with Amy for many years and she has always been my BFF.
Oliver will be missed by many but most definitely by his family especial Amy. I love your family and very sorry for such a great loss.

Carlee Smith

2 August 2021

Growing up our house bled Red for NC State. My pop loved State and it was always a dream of mine to attend NCSU and cheer on the sidelines as a cheerleader. Well things change when growing up and I decided to attend ECU, where I ended up cheering for 2 years. Pop never missed a home football and was always there for me to see him before kickoff. I made sure he had all the ECU attire but when ECU played NC State... you may have seen a red hat on in the stands where it shouldn't have been. I will cherish those memories forever and hold them close to my heart. I love you Pop, and miss you so much already!

Hunter DeLong Delong

2 August 2021

Susan Cottle

2 August 2021

Knowing Oliver was a privilege and a blessing. I cherish the memories. Karen and Amy, you have my deepest sympathy. I’m sure there are some boating shenanigans going on above us today.

Joe Goettee

2 August 2021

Amy & Karen - I am sadden to hear of your father's death. My memories of the friendship I had with Oliver go back many years. I was 13 when moving to Raleigh from Florida and your dad was one of the first people I met. We struck up a friendship at that time as he helped me to adjust to my new environment. He was a special friend and I will always be thankful for the friendship we had. My prayers will be with you and your family during this difficult period.

Laura Lewis upchurch

1 August 2021

We had a wonderful time playing golf the day of our 25 th high school reunion. He was fun hanging with at Shag Music Concerts at North Hills. He was a great guy and outstanding football player. I’ll miss him.

Jennifer Frady Sims

1 August 2021

Uncle Oliver never failed to make me laugh with his quirky ways. He was always so happy to see me visit from Georgia. Family was everything to him, and his will miss him immensely. Amy and Karen, my thoughts and heart are with you over the coming days and years. Our dads were special men, and I will always be proud to be a Frady. 💙

Linda Petlak

1 August 2021

Amy and Karen I am so sorry for the loss of your father!❤ He will be missed by many people! He was a good friend to anyone who knew him!! I know I will miss him for sure. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers!!❤❤❤ I am here for you !!!

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