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GRADY EDWARD DICKEY

 
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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA – Grady Edward Dickey, USAF (Ret.), 85, of Savannah, Georgia, husband of Madie Lee Clements Dickey, died Friday morning, August 21, 2009, at Spanish Oaks Hospice.

Born March 15, 1924, in Screven County, Georgia, he was a son of the late John Forrest Dickey and the late Audrey Ivynetta Beard Dickey. Mr. Dickey was of the Methodist faith. Following his high school graduation, he entered the United States Army and served in the European Theatre until the end of World War II. He later joined the United States Air Force and served twenty years. Mr. Dickey served in Vietnam during the early days of the war. After retiring from the Air Force, he joined the staff of the Savannah News Press and worked until his second retirement.

Surviving are his wife of sixty-one years, Madie Lee Clements Dickey of Savannah, Georgia; two daughters, Deborah Connor and her husband, Tom, of Bluffton, South Carolina, and Donna Bailey and her husband, Richard, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Christian Connor and Steven Connor, both of Savannah, Georgia, and Blake Bailey and Ashley Bailey, both of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and two great-grandchildren, Bailey Connor and Aiden Connor.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 11 o'clock Monday morning in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by The Reverend John A. Haney.  Interment, with full military honors, will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park – West.

Pallbearers will be Tom Connor, Richard Bailey, Christian Connor, Steve Connor, Blake Bailey and Joe Black.

Remembrances:  White Bluff United Methodist Church – 11911 White Bluff Road, Savannah, Georgia 31419 or Spanish Oaks Hospice – 8510 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, Georgia 31406.

Online Condolences

  1. Kay Wade says:

    Dear Madie, Deb, Donna and FamiliesPlease accept my sincere sympathy in your loss. I also have lost my father and know how much I still miss him. May your memories and love for Grady reach your heart and comfort you during this sad time. Thinking of you.

  2. J.C. and Mary Collins says:

    We were sorry to hear about Dickey’s passing. He was always a joy to be around. Dickey and I worked together with the Savannah Morning News for over twenty years and shared alot of laughs over the years. He will be missed. Please accept our prayers and condolences RespectlyJ.C and Mary Collins403 Ridge StreetClaxton, Ga. 30417

  3. J.C. and Mary Collins says:

    We were sorry to hear of Grady’s passing, he was a fine man. We shared many laughs over the twenty years we worked together at The Savannah Morning News. We should have stayed in touch, I always enjoyed seeing Grady. Please accept or prayers and condolencesRespectfullyJ.C and Mary Collins403 Ridge StreetClaxton, Ga.

  4. J.C. and Mary Collins says:

    We were sorry to hear of Grady’s passing, he was a fine man. We shared many laughs over the twenty years we worked together at The Savannah Morning News. We should have stayed in touch, I always enjoyed seeing Grady. Please accept or prayers and condolencesRespectfullyJ.C and Mary Collins403 Ridge StreetClaxton, Ga.

  5. Cynthia Beard Wells says:

    I often heard my dad (cousin to your dad/husband, Charles Beard) speak of Mr. Dickey and his family. We live in Screven County and I often wondered about his family and his life. I found his obit tonight and thought I would express my sincere sympathy to your family. Sincerely, Cynthia Beard Wells

  6. Bobby R Parker/Missy Kennedy says:

    Matie, Debbie, Donna and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Our family has always loved your family as being our own. This is especially true of my sister Amanda and brother-in-law Marlin. I wish I could be their with you but I had cancer surgey last Friday and am not able to attend. However we will be thinking of you and feeling your pain in our hearts. Love you all.

  7. Ed Thompson says:

    You are in my prayers..Mr Grady and my Father-Leo Thompson, always enjoyed catching up on a visit to the funeral home when you were in Sylvania. Mr Grady was always so kind to us bad kids. I am sure they are having a great reunion in heaven.

  8. Bill & Fay Kitchens says:

    Matie, Debbie, Donna and family,Our thoughts and prayers are with you even though we are geographically miles from you. Know that we care and that we loved Grady like a brother.Bill and Fay

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