Elworth Ray Grady

February 7, 1930October 24, 2018

Elworth Ray Grady, 88, of Culpeper, VA, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at UVA Culpeper Hospital. Ray was born February 7, 1930, to Thomas William and Mabel Brown Grady. He is survived by his wife Joyce, daughter Christal Rudy, both of Culpeper, sons Thomas of Culpeper, VA and Anthony (Tia) of Alexandria, VA, his sister, Fay Grady Hatmaker of Chambersburg, PA, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, his brother Douglas Grady and sisters May Grady Kirby and Shirley Ann Grady preceded Ray in death.

With everything changing around him, Ray’s primary focus was consistently the welfare and safety of his family. Ray served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War; was a chartered member of the Reva Volunteer Fire Department and a member of the American Legion; was an avid gardener and loved the outdoors. An excellent carpenter, Ray put his skills to use for many years working for Chevy Chase Bank in a supervisory position.

Much like his sister Shirley, Ray never knew a stranger; keeping in touch with many of his friends, always being the first to visit any of them if he heard of them not feeling well or needing help. The family will receive friends and family Sunday, October 28, 2018, at Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Clore-English Funeral Home Chapel Monday, October 29, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Sandy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery.

Gentlemen serving as pallbearers are Eugene Corbin, Kevin Edwards, Anthony Grady, Mark Hicks, John Rudy and Jack Ward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity of your choice in memory of Ray. Fond memories and condolences of Ray may be shared with the Grady family through visiting The Grady family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements.


  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity of your choice in memory of Ray



  • Visitation Sunday, October 28, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 29, 2018


  • Interment to Follow Funeral Service- Fairview Cemetery

Elworth Ray Grady

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Penny King

October 29, 2018

Ray and Joyce were a shining example of a loving couple. They always made me feel like the were happy to see me and talk. What a dedicated family man and a proud military man that served his county and others around him with honor. I send blessings to the family and strength as well as knowledge that he is well taken care of now. Hold on to the wonderful family and memories. Blessings to all of you as you find your way through this rough stretch.

john burnham

October 28, 2018

I just want to offer my condolences and prayers to Ray and the Grady family. He was a wonderful man and will be missed by many.To Tom,I'm so glad Ray went with us for dinner that night ,that is precious to me. God bless you guys!