Grady Ardell Flythe, Jr.

January 22, 1943 - August 9, 2023

01/22/1943 - 08/09/2023

Past Services

Friday August 11, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, North Carolina
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
252-539-1001 | Directions
Funeral Service
Saturday August 12, 2023
11:00 am
Lasker Baptist Church
205 E. Church Street
Lasker, NC 27845

Grady Ardell Flythe, Jr., beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 9, 2023, at the age of 80. He was born on January 22, 1943, in Halifax County, NC to the late Grady Ardell Flythe, Sr. and Hazel Sumner Flythe.

Grady had a fulfilling career as a plumber and then served as a Corrections Officer for Odom Prison until his health declined. He was a dedicated member of Lasker Baptist Church and found joy in his faith. Grady’s interests included fishing, paint by number paintings, and woodworking, which brought him immense pleasure. He was also a devoted supporter of the kids at Northeast Academy, attending every ball game he could.

On the day of his passing, Grady celebrated 59 years of marriage with his loving wife, Brenda. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Grady’s family meant the world to him, and he leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion.

Grady is survived by his wife, Brenda; two sons, Randy Flythe and wife Jody of Lasker and Stevie Flythe and wife Billie Jo of Lasker; three granddaughters, Beth Flythe of AL, Mallory Flythe of Lasker, and Laura Flythe of AL; sister, Diane Thompson of Emporia, VA; three brother-in-laws, Calvin Lassiter and wife Joan of Lasker, David Lassiter of Rich Square, and Wray Lassiter of Lasker; as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law, Stoney Lassiter, and William “Bug” Thompson; and sister-in-law, Ruth Lassiter.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 11, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel, Rich Square, NC. A celebration of life memorial service will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2023, at 11:00 am at Lasker Baptist Church, Lasker, NC, with Rev. Willie McLawhorn and Rev. Ricky Barnes officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made directly to Northeast Academy, 210 Church Street, Lasker, NC 27845 or by clicking here

The caring staff at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Flythe family. Online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Neil & Donna Burgess
8 months ago

So sorry for your loss. He was a friend to many & will be missed! Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

Crystal Adams
8 months ago

So sorry for the loss of you daddy, Randy and Stevie. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!

Kim Morris
8 months ago

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers.

Carol Hedspeth Lowe
8 months ago

I am so very sorry for your loss. He will be missed and I will keep you in my thoughts.

8 months ago

I pray for peace and comfort for the Flythe family during this difficult time. Mr. Grady will be missed by all! God bless..

shari gibson/tony overton
8 months ago

sending prayers and blessings to my “little friend” Brenda and her family. may God bless you all during this difficult time. much love Shari and Tony

Neal Davis
8 months ago

Grady was a friend to all. A true pillar of Northeast Academy. May the Lord bless him!

Class of 1979