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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Billy Ray Graddy, 62, Pleasanton, Kan., died Friday, April 13, 2012.

He was born on June 27, 1949, at Cayce, Ky., the son of Raymond and Vivian Graddy.

He worked as an electrician. Billy was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the American Legion in Olathe, Kan.

He was preceded in death by a brother in childhood and a sister Rebecca Seaton.

He is survived by his wife Tina of the home, one son, Christopher Hartman of Kansas City, Kan., four daughters: Cheryl Horowitz of Coral Springs, Fla., Kathy Graddy of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Greta Wakefield of Gardner, Kan., and Jennifer Evans of Cape Coral, Fla., one brother, Raymond Graddy Jr. of Fulton, Ky., two sisters, Carolyn Yates of Paxton, Ill., and Peggy Armitage of Bellevue, Neb., eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, LaCygne Chapel. Friends may call from 4 p.m. until service time.

The family suggests contributions to the Olathe American Legion or the American Cancer Society, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, LaCygne, Kan.

Online condolences for the family may be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com. Arrangements are by Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, LaCygne Chapel.