Grady Earl Haught, 95, of Eubank, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital following a short illness.
He was born in Eubank, Kentucky on September 11, 1922, son of the late Jesse Haught and Stella Anderson Haught McKinney.
Grady is survived by his wife of 75 years, Rissie Augusta Todd Haught and daughters Dot Arn & (Jim) and Kathy Lazur & (Matthew), two grandchildren, Grady E. Haught, II of Somerset and Linda Garcia & (Marty) of Alamosa, CO, five great-grandchildren, Joshua Haught & (Destiny), Danyelle Haught, Lucy Haught, Anthony Garcia and Travis Garcia and two great-great-grandsons, Kai Haught and Joshua Haught.
Grady met his wife, Rissie, at a service at Beulah Church of God and the couple were later wed in Dayton, OH in 1943. The couple were members of the Dayton Baptist Temple (now Cornerstone Baptist) for many years where Grady served as song leader and later was employed as Sunday School Superintendent. They moved to Denver, CO in 1965 to work for Dr. Harvey Springer at Rocky Mountain Evangelistic Association.
Later, Grady and Rissie moved to Castlerock, CO where, as a Nursing Home Administrator, he operated a large elder care facility for many years at the foot of Nebo Mountain. His wife, Rissie, worked there as the Activities Director. Grady also operated a similar facility in Colorado Springs, CO, before retiring and moving to his childhood home outside Eubank. He was a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator until about 5 years ago. He was an employee of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Grady and Rissie loved to sing gospel and old country favorites. He played the harmonica and she, the guitar. They attended weekly jams at Pisgah Schoolhouse and the Carnegie, where they made many lasting friendships. As a child he often sang gospel music with his mother and her friends. He had a wonderful tenor voice and knew shaped notes well. The couple traveled extensively, including the Holy Lands.
An outgoing person, Grady was always happy to meet a new person and make them feel welcome. He was a good provider and loving husband and a wonderful father and friend. He tried very hard to treat people fairly and encouraged his children to always do their best. He was a born-again Christian and eagerly anticipated joining those loved ones who had gone before him. Grady was a member of the Eubank Ruritan Club and the Eubank Baptist Church.
Grady was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ronald W. Haught & (Marlene), brothers, Roland, Roy, Raymond, Bryce, Bruce and Austin Kidd, Jr. and sisters, Marjorie Measel & (Charles) and Margaret Padgett & (Joe).
A funeral service will be held at 6 PM Friday, January 19, 2018 at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Hughes officiating.
Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.
Visitation will be after 4 PM Friday at Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.