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Glen Allen Grady

April 20, 1947 — September 6, 2023

Combine, TX

Glen Allen Grady

Glen Allen Grady, of Combine, Texas, passed away on September 6, 2023. Glen was born on April 20, 1947, in Dallas, Texas. After attending North Dallas High School, he enlisted in the United States Army, at the young age of 17. Glen was deployed to Vietnam, where he was wounded in action, therefore receiving a Purple Heart, along with other awards.

Upon returning home, Glen attended the Police Academy and began a 40 plus year career in public service. He started his police career with the Plano Police Department. He was then offered a position with the Balch Springs Police Department, which included an opportunity to become an Investigator. After almost 15 years as a peace officer, Glen decided to become a firefighter. Initially, he held the rank of firefighter and soon was promoted to Lieutenant with the Balch Springs Fire Department.  In 1982, he accepted a position with the Desoto Fire Department, where he served 24 years in the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, Lieutenant, and Captain. During his career with Desoto, he conducted countless background investigations on many new hires.  “Cap” was truly respected by those he worked with. Mentoring was one of his many attributes, and those that had the privilege to be mentored by him hold him, still today, in the highest regard. Glen retired from Desoto Fire Rescue in 2005. After retiring, Glen served the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office and Combine Police Department, as Chief of Police.

Glen served the community of Scurry, where he called home for many years, by serving on the school board as a trustee. 

Glen was also a Mason for many years, at Planos Masonic Lodge 768.

Glen also held a life member status with IUPAT Tradeshow Decorators, Local Union 756

Glen will be remembered as a man among men. He lived his life black or white, right or wrong, always with honor, dignity, courage and integrity.

Glen is survived by his wife of 46 years, the love of his life, Carla; children Cristin Chaffin of Combine and son Colby and wife Kelly of Mexia; three grandchildren Cayden Chaffin, Terryn and Carly Grady. He is also survived by his sister, Glenda Patterson and husband James of Farmers Branch, brother Guy Grady and his wife Holly of Bluff Dale. Also, two nieces and one nephew and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; Melvin and Louise Grady, Son-in-Law, Gary Chaffin.

Glen will be remembered as a selfless  husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend and mentor. He will be greatly missed by all that love him.

Pallbearers include; brother, Guy Grady, and his crew of Engine 262, Gloria Stidham, John Moore, Craig Kirk, Reid Bentley and Matthew Scotch

Visitation will be held at Parker Ashworth Funeral Home in Kaufman, Texas, on Monday, September 11, from 5:00-8:00 PM. The funeral will take place at Laurel Land Chapel in Dallas, Texas, on Tuesday, September 12, at 2:00 PM. Graveside service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the Desoto Fire Training Center in Glen’s name.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, September 11, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home

2217 S Washington St, Kaufman, TX 75142

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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Interment

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

3:00 - 3:30 pm (Central time)

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