Bro. Kenneth Raymond Brady

It is with great sadness to inform you of Bro. Kenneth Raymond Brady's passing.  He was a man after God's own heart.  Full of grace, ready to preach, and mission minded.  He will be sorely missed.

Romans 14:8  For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's. 

Obituary - McAlester News-Capital

Oct. 8, 1932 - Nov. 11, 2016

Kenneth Raymond Brady, Educator and Minister, passed away, Monday, November 14, 2016 at St. Kenneth Raymond Brady, Educator and Minister, passed away, Monday, November 14, 2016, at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, at the age of 84. Formerly of Ada, he resided in McAlester at the time of his death.

Mr. Brady was born near Sulphur, on October 8, 1932, to William Jesse (Jake) and Minnie Ola (Prewett) Brady. He graduated from McLish High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 - 54 then began his higher education at East Central University at Ada. On August 9, 1958, he married Beverly Sue Hill in McAlester. After receiving his B.S. degree he began his teaching career in Marlow, Oklahoma. Next was Turner Public School near Marietta, Oklahoma. He then entered Oklahoma University and was there until he received his Master of Science Degree. He taught one year in Sulphur, and four years at Eastern Oklahoma Jr. College before returning to East Central University in Ada where he joined the Math Department. With the exception of the years from 1990 - 92, during which he taught at Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas, he was at ECU until December 2003. His ministry efforts were many. He served 14 years as State Director of Missions for the Baptist Missionary Association of Oklahoma. He also held many offices on a local, state, and national level. Ordained in 1954, his first pastorate was at the Big Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Wewoka. Over the years, the Lord led him to East High Hill, Tushka; Spears Chapel, Ryan; Jerusalem, Gerty; Shady Grove Missionary Baptist, McAlester; Rocky Point Missionary Baptist, Lula; Dolberg Missionary Baptist, Roff; Sunshine Missionary Baptist, Hickory, Harmony Baptist, Gerty, and College Heights Baptist, Ada. At his passing he was a member of the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church, McAlester.

Mr. Brady is survived by his wife of 58 years, Beverly; two daughters, Karla Beth Massingill and her husband, Kent of Hurst, Texas and Susan Lynne Davis and husband, Jeff, of Warner; two sisters Joyce Summers, Ada, and Mary Ellen Hooser and husband, John, of Lincoln, Arkansas; sister-in-law, LaNelle Brady of Temple, Texas and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Hoyt Brady, Harold Brady and William Brady; and two sisters, Faye Littlepage and Minnie June Griffin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Stella Hill.

A service in Ada will be at Criswell's Funeral Home, Friday, November 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. Viewing will be available before the service. A service will also be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Bishop Chapel of Memories in McAlester. Burial will follow at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Cemetery north of McAlester. Memorials may be sent to Baptist Missionary Association of Oklahoma Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 5171, Ardmore, Oklahoma 73403. - See more here.

Posted on November 16, 2016 .