Mallory Grady Golson

March 3, 1944September 24, 2019

Mallory “Grady” Golson, 75, of Wilson, NC died Tuesday.

Celebrations of Grady’s life will be held Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 511 N. Memorial Dr., Prattville, AL, and Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m., at McLean’s Ole Time Café, 418 W. Gannon Ave., Zebulon, NC.

Grady was born in Perth, Australia in 1944 and came to the United States with his mother and sister in 1945. He became a United States citizen at the age of 21. Grady attended 14 schools in the United States and graduated from Autauga County High School in Prattville, AL in 1963. He attended FSU and graduated from Auburn University. Grady lived in 10 states in the United States during his lifetime. He retired from Old Saratoga, Inc. Grady was the biggest University of Alabama fan in the country. “Roll Tide!” He loved riding his motorcycle and was a member of Rolling Thunder, enjoying the friendships made and the weekend rides made until shortly before his death. Grady also loved and enjoyed his seven feline “children.” He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, Patsy Sheffield Golson; one brother, Walter Keith Golson of Prattville, AL; one sister, Shirley Golson Tucker (Jim) of Piedmont, AL; step-children, Joni Schapper and Michael Hodgsen; and a brother-in-law, Ira Kupferberg of Prattville, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Mallory and Kathleen Mulhall Golson; and a sister, Gloria Golson Kupferberg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent to


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Michael and Diane Mulhall

October 3, 2019

So sorry to realise we won’t see you again in this lifetime ol buddy! To think you will never be able to take the Dominoes World Championship title off us Aussies will no doubt be grating on you till we next join you for a rematch. Loved your patriotic nature and dedication to all who lost their lives in battle, and those who served and continue to serve. RIP you legendary mate! Love to Pats and the Cats from Mick and Di Mulhall and your entire Aussie family.

Linda Harrington

October 2, 2019

Grady was such a fine man. I knew Grady through his many years at Old Saratoga. He was a fantastic businessman who became a friend. I’m sincerely saddened to hear of his passing. But I know I’ll see him again one day.

My heartfelt condolences go to Pats, his Fur Babies whom he dearly loved, and his beloved family. God bless.

Christine Colborne

October 2, 2019

Oh Grady, how we will miss you so much. I always appreciated your sense of humor, your dedication to veterans, and your love of country and family. I still cannot believe that you are really gone. I know we will all see each other again someday in the great beyond but for now, there are many tears to be cried. Rest in peace.

Eugene Hoovef

October 2, 2019

Such a loss. One day here, a hello, a neighbor, a friend, and a new day that Grady has passed on. However though we should not be too sad for he is with the Father. He earned his rest in Heaven as in testament for his unflinching service with Rolling Thunder. Grady was not a veteran due to disqualifying medical issues, however was more of a veteran than many who served actively. He unwaveringly honored military veterans and combat dead through many Rolling Thunder Honor Rides. Even numerous events through Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, and into Washington DC for the Annual Rolling Thunder Memorial Ride. I proudly give a Slow Salute to Grady. Ride on Brother. Semper Fidelis

Billy Marshall

October 2, 2019

He was a wonderful man and a great friend he was loyal to the military and always there to help with anything He will be missed

Steve Metz

October 2, 2019

Grady, you sure made Saturday morning breakfast a treat. I will miss you terribly and see you on the other side. For the last time...... Roll Tide.

Charles Bullock

October 1, 2019

Will miss Saturday morning seeing you at McLean's in Zebulon for breakfast . Rest my friend.

Robert Cagna

September 28, 2019

We miss you very much, Grady. You are the best.
Rob and Mary Beth


September 28, 2019

I will miss Grady on Facebook and messanger. His quick whit and beliefs
Were always fun to read and hear
He was a friend from the day we met in high school and a cousin from birth. I will miss him greatly and I am so sorry for your LOSS! Butch