John Thomas (Jack) Brady, Jr., 93, beloved husband, father and grandfather (Daddy Jack), died Thursday October 4th at Frankfort Regional Medical Center after a short illness. He was born in Frankfort, Kentucky on December 12, 1918 to John Thomas and Rhoda Polsgrove Brady.
Preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Thelma Gunther (Thel) Brady, together they were a great team. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ferrell Brady and Allen Brady and two sisters, Elizabeth Buford and Darsie Fisher. He was a graduate of Frankfort High School and a decorated Army veteran, receiving 2 bronze stars. He served in the Philippines during World War II and returned to his hometown of Frankfort. Having worked many years in grocery sales, he became a realtor in the 1970’s with Hulette Realty and Hines McDonald Realtors, retiring in 1987.
A very generous man, Jack donated to veteran’s organizations, Native American orphans, hosted many foreign exchange students, participated in the Big Brother program, served many years as a Boy Scout leader and gave regularly to the food pantry. Jack was a man secure in himself. He championed many roles that are not gender specific. He cooked, washed dishes, signed and addressed Christmas cards, and wrapped all the Christmas presents. A man of great humor, he always had a story or a good joke to tell. He always left you feeling good after having been in his presence. Jack loved family, including the many people that he and his wife opened their home to who became permanent extended family members.
He is survived by two sons, Thomas Clarence (June) Brady of North Port, Florida and Jeffrey Allen (Peggy) Brady of Frankfort; three grandchildren, Leslie (Keenan) Bishop, John Thomas Brady III and Anne French Brady; and 2 great-grandchildren, Bailey Bishop and Carley Bishop, all of Frankfort.
Visitation will be at Rogers Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 9th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m, and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the entire ICU staff at the Frankfort Regional Medical Center for their support and extremely loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, Food Pantry or the Red Cross.