July 14, 1949 - July 29, 2021
Grady Lee Batchelor, 72, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away July 29, 2021, at his home in the Green Level Community. He was born on July 14, 1949, in Wake County, North Carolina, to Lee and Kathleen Batchelor. He is survived by his mother, Kathleen Weathers Batchelor; sister, Gladys Logan (husband, Steve) of Apex; and a niece, Jennifer Long (husband, Charlie, and children, Cadence and Logan), also of Apex. He was preceded in death by his father, Lee Batchelor, and a nephew, Jonathan Logan. Grady cherished memories of good times with family and friends (for example, his cross-country trip with his mother and an aunt; numerous family reunions that included basketball games with the cousins and tables spread with good country cooking). He was “in his element” watching any sports competition on television and has been known to shout and scream at the television a time or two! He appreciated that he was able to renew a friendship with his former wife, Donna, and was also proud of her children’s many accomplishments. He especially enjoyed the photos of the triplets that his family shared with him. If Grady were able to speak to any of us now, likely he would want to thank his mother for her love and support. He knew that she was his lifeline throughout his life, always giving unselfishly of herself and always wanting the best for him. Therefore, speaking on Grady’s behalf, “Thank you, Ma. I love you. Take care of yourself”-- On a lighter note, imagine a scene such as the following: Grady on his crutches, proceeding through the doctor’s office waiting room and heading towards the exit, breaking out in song, “Green Level is the place to be” to the tune of the theme song of the old “Green Acres” show; office staff and others either smiling or bursting out in laughter; his mother, who does not want to draw any attention to herself, pleading, “Grady, please be quiet!” And then there’s Grady, with the widest grin that anyone could ever imagine--and perhaps even preparing for an encore, should the need arise! Graveside services will be at Green Level Baptist Church Cemetery on Tuesday, August 3, at 10:00 a.m., with Roy Howell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Green Level Baptist Church, 8509 Green Level Church Road, Cary, NC 27519.
Grady Lee Batchelor, 72, of Apex, North Carolina, passed away July 29, 2021, at his home in the Green Level Community. He was born on July 14, 1949, in Wake County, North Carolina, to Lee and Kathleen Batchelor. He is survived by his mother,... View Obituary & Service Information
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