Grady C. Gann Sr.

April 16, 1932February 18, 2014
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Grady C. Gann, Sr., 81, of Greenwood, Arkansas passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Fort Smith. He was a retired federal employee at Fort Chaffee, member of the Greenwood Volunteer Department, Liberty Missionary Baptist Church and Harris-Hannah VFW Post #6527 and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Gann of Greenwood; four sons, Harold W. Smith and wife, Patti of Greenwood, Don A. Smith and wife, Gretchen of Greenwood, Terry D. Smith and wife, Ronda of Fort Smith and Grady C. Gann, Jr. of Greenwood; one sister, Myra Belrose and husband, Jerry Don of Hackett; five grandsons, Harold Wayne III, Bryan, Travis, Josh and Jason Smith and ten great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Coleman, Kate, Carley, Claire, Lexi, Avary, Cambreigh, Caden Smith, Adysen Kelley, and one more due in August. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at McConnell Funeral Home Chapel in Greenwood with burial at Oak Valley Cemetery. Viewing will be 1-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will visit with friends from 6-8 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bryan, Travis, Josh, Jason and Coleman Smith, and Adysen Kelley.

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Grady C. Gann Sr.

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David Rush

February 23, 2014

Many prayers for family and friends

Barbara Romine

February 22, 2014

Love to all. Cousin Barbara Romine

Stephen & Kathy (Jones) Williams

February 21, 2014

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom & Trish Heiss

February 21, 2014

What a nice man he was! Trish and I are honored to have met him on one of our visits to Arkansas. We were so impressed with his very friendly nature, as if he had known us for years! Patti & Harold...and all of you...we are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. He was a wonderful man and we are so lucky to have met him! He will always be in our prayers. We send our love. God Bless. Tom & Trish of Maine. (And from one Airman to another, I salute you, Grady, Sir!)

Carol Morris

February 20, 2014

Prayers for his family and friends

John Curry

February 20, 2014

I feel strange referring to Grady Gann in the past tense as I'm sure that right now he and my father, Hubert Curry, who worked together for years at Fort Chaffee, are trading jokes. I recall Dad telling me of one practical joke that Grady played on his fellow technicians at the Fort Chaffee refrigeration and air conditioning shop that I will not describe here but will only say was one of the most inspired bits of humor I've ever heard, one that Dad certainly appreciated though he was one of the guys the prank was played on. It was always a pleasure being around Grady Gann senior, and I remember him well though it has been going on a third of a century since I last saw him.