Lt. Col. Jack Dempsey Brady, Jr.
Lt. Col. Jack Dempsey Brady, Jr., USAF Ret., 67, of Stephenson, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, after a long and courageous battle with ALS.
Mr. Brady was born in 1947, in Winchester, Virginia, the son of the late Mildred E. and Jack D. Brady, Sr.
He was a graduate of Charles Town High School, class of 1965; Shepherd University, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree; and JMU, where he earned a Master’s Degree in Education. He completed additional post graduate work at the University of Virginia.
Jack was a veteran who served a combined total of 24 years in the United States Army and the Air Force National Guard. He achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel, of which he was extremely proud.
Jack was a social studies teacher at Warren County High School, before becoming assistant principal at Warren County Middle School and later Daniel Morgan Middle School. Along with his military service and public education career, he also served as a park service ranger in Harpers Ferry; a Winchester police officer, and as a project lead with FEMA.
Mr. Brady was a member of Emmanuel United Methodist Church.
His favorite pastimes included fishing on the Hatteras Pier in the Outer Banks with his friend, Doug Koenker, bird watching, growing roses, wine tasting, predicting the weather and spending time with his family and friends at his favorite beach, Edisto Island in South Carolina.
He married his best friend, Deborah Ann Clatterbuck on Dec. 8, 2000, in Stephenson, Virginia.
Surviving with his wife are his daughter, Jennifer Brady Smith and her husband, John, of Winchester; sons, Cdr. John Benjamin Brady, USCG and wife, Christina, of Dunkirk, Maryland, Timothy Erin Brady and wife, Melissa, of Fort Collins, Colorado and Brian Patrick Ingram, of Charlottesville, Virginia; grandchildren, Nikko, Cody, Ruby, Alexis, Trent, Damon, Dominic, Corrine, Ayden and Eris; brother, Todd Brady and wife, Colleen, of Charles Tow; and extended family, including special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Alan Brady.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at Emmanuel United Methodist Church with Dr. Paulo Da Silva and the Rev. Larry Clark officiating. Interment will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park with military honors afforded by the United States Air Force Honor Guard.
Pallbearers will be the Military Honor Guard from Andrews Air Force Base. Honorary Pallbearers will Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2732 Martinsburg Pike, Stephenson, Virginia, 22656; ALS Association, DC/MD/VA Chapter, 7507 Standish Place Rockville, MD 20855; or the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth St., NW Washington, DC 20006-3517, Attn: Roanoke Office.
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