Grady Louis Fennell

Grady Louis Fennell, 93, of Dayton, Texas passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. He was born on Wednesday, November 9, 1927 in Portales, New Mexico to Jessie Lee Fennell and Ruby Gertrude (Ross) Fennell, both of whom have preceded him in death. Grady was also preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Betty Lou Fennell, daughters, Jacque Simpson, Jerry Capps, son-in-law, Larry Rice, grandson, Little Hank Simpson. Left to cherish his memory are his loving children, Jimmy Lewis Fennell, Sr. and wife Irene; Judy Rice; 3 sisters, grandchildren, Crystal Dohrmann and Jimmy Fennell, Jr., Shane Rice and Deniece Stanley, Jason Simpson, Shonda Moore, Michelle Boatwright, Lynnette Hernandez, Marcia Capps; along with numerous nieces and nephews as well as other loving family and treasured friends. A gathering of friends and family in Grady’s honor will take place on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Ryan Cemetery. Graveside service to follow will begin promptly at 2:00 PM.
All services were handled under the trusted care of Neal Funeral Home.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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