In Loving Memory

Grady Milton Weems

June 25, 1936 - June 30, 2022

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Grady Milton Weems, a native of Dalton, GA and a resident of Fairhope, AL, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at his residence surrounded by family and friends.

Grady retired from Delta Airlines after 31 years of service as a commercial pilot, flying both domestic and international. Grady served in the United States Air Force. He attended the University of Georgia and was a huge Dawg Fan. He was an awarded archer, an avid golfer and fly fisherman. He loved the time he spent living in Montana.

Grady is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 41 years, Jimmie Sue Shuman Weems; daughters, Lisa (Ken) Boatwright and Elaina (Mike) Ramey; son, Andy (Lisa) Weems; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; along with his two devoted caregivers, Jane Carlson and Shannon Martinez. Also left to cherish his memory is his best friend, Larry Walker of Nashville, TN; and his brother-in-law, Tim Shuman. Grady was preceded in passing by his beloved Lucy, Bella and Gitta.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road in Daphne, AL, at 3:00 PM. There will be a time of visitation beginning at 2:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to The Baldwin Humane Society at http://baldwinhumane.kindful.com

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

7 Comments

  1. David and Nedra

    Meeting in Rock Creek we have many fond memories made with Grady. We will always remember….. RIP

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  2. Terry and Kay Hicks

    Jimmie: We are so very sorry for your loss of Grady; He was a very special caring man who we grew to appreciate since our move here to Fairhope. And you two made such a wonderful couple and always reached out to others. I particularly enjoyed the times we spent driving over to the LPGA tournaments we worked together.
    Grady was also one of the few people; that reached out to brother Jim, picking him up to get together with golfing friends. That meant so much.
    He will be missed by many and certainly us. Any way that we can support you as you grieve, please let us know.

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  3. Marilyn Hicks

    Grady and Jimmie were some of our first friends when we moved to Fairhope. Jim and Grady were special friends as they were with Airlines during their working career. It ii so sad to know he has passed away. He will be missed my so many friends and family. God Speed Grady, Love to you and your sweet Jimmie.

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  4. Harry W. Ellis

    Grady was my older first cousin, growing up just a few miles from my boyhood home. While we lived geographically far apart as adults, we kept in touch – as two of a close group of eleven cousins.. Grady was kind, thoughtful, generous – and a super pilot. He will be greatly missed by both his immediate and extended family members, and by his many friends.

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  5. Capt. Joe Fagundes Delta Air Lines (ret)

    Lisa (Ken ) Boatwright and family our sincere loss to all of you.r family. We did not know Grady was your father and a daughter here in La Grange. Grady and I were very close in senority at Delta and over 30+ years checked out in the many planes at Delta at the same time!. Grady was a top notch pilot Grady has in the tradition of pilots ” flown west with blue skys and a strong tail wind into the arms of God”. He will be missed

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  6. Lisa Boatwright

    Joe, thank you for your beautiful tribute to our father. Daddy loved flying for Delta so much. I had no idea you had both known each other at Delta. We miss him very much, but I know he is in a wonderful place with God now.

    Lisa

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  7. Clay and Dianne Swanzy

    Grady was a friendly face and always fun to be with in Rock Creek. It was a pleasure
    to know him. May light eternal shine upon him and give him peace.

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