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James Edward Jim Brady

November 14, 1948 — December 4, 2017

James ?Jim' Edward Brady, 69, Johnson City, passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, at Johnson City Medical Center. Jim was born in Greensboro, NC to the late R.B. Brady, Jr and Etta Coltrane Brady. Jim was an Eagle Scout and received the God and County Award before turning 16. Jim graduated with honors from Walter H. Page High School, attended UNC Chapel Hill and graduated with a degree in accounting and finance from Guilford College. A veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam Era, Jim was honorably discharged. He volunteered in schools and numerous nonprofit organizations. Jim was an accountant for many manufacturing companies including: Cone Mills in Greensboro, NC, Nantucket Hosery, Selig Furniture in Siler City, NC, Singer Furniture in Chocowinity, NC, Sumpter Furniture Company in Sumpter, SC, and Precision Metal in Johnson City, TN. He was an avid reader, loved doing yard work and was an animal rights activist. Survivors include: his wife of 36 years, Jane Maas-Brady; two children, Patrick Sean Brady of the US Army and his wife Stephanie, and Erin Jean Oberuch and her husband Michael of Maryland; four grandchildren, Justin R. Brady, Cody A. Brady, Emily L. Oberuch and Megan E. Oberuch; one sister, Juanita Rumley; and two nephews, Joseph R. and James R. Rumley. The family of Jim Brady will receive friends from 5:00 PM ? 6:00 PM Friday, February 16, 2018, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. A celebration of life will follow at 6:00 PM. Another service will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Hope Christian Fellowship, 610 Muirs Chapel Rd., Greensboro, NC. Receiving of friends will be from 1:30 PM until 2:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 PM with Pastor Robbie Faircloth officiating. Family and friends are invited to share a meal following each memorial service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) at

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