Thursday, May 22, 2008

Grady Thomas Justice, 83, of Shell Knob, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home, Mt. Vernon.

He was born June 20, 1924, in Rockwood, Texas, the son of Thomas Jefferson and Ollie Lena (Hawkins) Justice. He was united in marriage to Juanita Marie Cohu, who preceded him in death on March 15, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven Justice; two brothers; and two sisters.

survivors include: a son, Michael A. Justice and his wife, Terri, of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Jetta Brown and her husband, Jack, of Edinburg, Texas; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He received his education in Gravette, Ark. He served his country over 20 years in the United States Army and Air Force and achieved the rank of senior master sergeant. During World War II, he was a prisoner of war for 13 months. At one time, he and all of his siblings were service members. He became an electrical technician and worked as a government subcontractor for Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. In 1991 he moved from Bentonville, Ark. to Shell Knob to make his home. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and NRA.

His body was cremated under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Shell Knob.

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