STEPHENVILLE — Grady N. Harding, 89, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike Orsini officiating. Burial to follow at the Hannibal Cemetery in Erath County.

Mr. Harding was born on September 1, 1920 in Floydada to the late Thomas N. and Savola Belle Fulkerson Harding. He married Edna Idell Cook on January 3, 1953 in Carlsbad, NM. She preceded him in death on October 12, 2000. Mr. Harding has resided in Erath County most of his life. He was a WWII veteran and had made a living most of his life cowboying.

He is survived by three daughters, Jenny Jones of Grand Prairie; Wilma Dickerman of Phoenix, AZ; and Lynn O’Leary of Joplin, MO; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vernon Elrain Wear.

Published November 20, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune