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Grady Lee Harkey

November 22, 1923 ~ July 31, 2020 (age 96)


Grady Lee Harkey, 96, of Albemarle, passed away Friday, July 31, 2020 at the  VA Hospital in Salisbury.

He was born November 22, 1923 in Cabarrus County to the late Daniel Monroe Harkey and the late Dora Bell Harkey.  He was also preceded in death by wife, Mary Evelyn Harkey, and son, Douglas Harkey.

Grady was a World War II veteran, receiving a purple heart along with many other awards.

The graveside service will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Stanly Gardens of Memory, 2001 East Main Street, Albemarle.

Survivors include son, Gary Steven (Katherine A.) Harkey, grandson, Gary Steven Harkey, Jr. (Michelle L.) and step-grandson, Jeremy Lumpkins. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the faculty and staff at the VA hospital in Salisbury and the South Port Unit for their loving care and kindness. They would also like to thank the Whitley family and especially his nephew, Marvin who dedicated Sunday visits with his Uncle Grady.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Harkey family.

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Graveside Service
August 4, 2020

11:00 AM
Stanly Gardens of Memory
2001 East Main St
Albemarle, NC 28001

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