Carl Boyd Brady, beloved husband and father, born June 16, 1913 in Malvern, Arkansas, died June 27, 2003, in Conroe, Texas. The retired public education administrator was the son of the late Katie Lewis and Hosea Brady of Gurdon, Arkansas. Carl graduated from Malvern High School, Malvern, Arkansas, in 1934; earned a Bachelor of Arts, 1937 from Henderson State Teachers College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; and a Master of Science in School Administration, 1949, from the University of Arkansas where he was a member of Kappa Delta Pi.
Carl began his career in education in 1937 as a teacher and superintendent in several school districts in Arkansas. In 1955 he moved to Houston to continue his career with North Forest Independent School District. Carl served as principal of both Northwood Junior High and M. B. Smiley High School and was Director of Secondary Education and Director of Special Services for the District. He also served 22 years as Director of the Northeast Houston Federal Credit Union and was a Lifetime Member of the P.T.A.
After his retirement in 1978, Carl enjoyed traveling with his wife and living in their beach home on Bolivar Peninsula. They moved to Panorama Village in 1985 where Carl was active in the Panorama Lions Club, a member of First United Methodist Church of Conroe, the Beacon Sunday School Class and the Tuesday Morning Menﾒs Bible Study Breakfast group. He took great pleasure in using his woodworking skills in the Help Mate program sponsored by his Church. He was always straight, true and on the level with everyone he knew.
Preceding him in death were his brothers Lewis L. "Jack" Brady of Bryant, Arkansas, Harold C. Brady of Gurdon, Arkansas and sister Deloris of Malvern.
Carl is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia W. Brady; his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa B. and John Renfro Davis of Conroe; brother Everett Ellsworth "Bunky" Brady and wife Syble of Villa Rica, Georgia; sister-in-law Jo Ann Brady of Gurdon, Arkansas; and his wife's family: Gordon & Ann Winegar of Spring, Texas; Tom & Patsy Sue Trammel of Thornton, Arkansas; Pat and Maurice Green of Leola, Arkansas; Jim D. Trammel of Houston, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas or to the First United Methodist Church Beacon Class, Conroe.
A memorial service will be held in Faith Chapel, First United Methodist Church of Conroe, Tuesday July 1, 2003 at 1.00 pm with Rev. Bill Taylor officiating. Private entombment will be in the Chapel In The Park Mausoleum at Garden Park Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are the Beacon Class of FUMC.