William “Bill” Crowson Brady, 85, of Independence, Va., formerly of North Wilkesboro, passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2020.  He was born in High Point on Jan. 17, 1935, to William Grayson and Callie Crowson Brady, who preceded him in death.

He was a member of Wilkesboro Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, worked with youth in Sunday School and led the Royal Ambassadors. He was also a member of Gideons International.

After retiring from DML Lineberry, where he worked in sales, he was a courier for Pony Express and a security guard for Lowes Corporate Offices.

He loved fishing, especially at the Outer Banks, and watching sports on television.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Flo Foster Brady; his daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Jimmy Critz of Waxhaw; his son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Melissa Brady of Independence, Va.; six grandchildren, Maj. John Critz (Sarah) of Holly Ridge, James Critz (Megan) of Kernersville, Janna Critz of Baltimore, Md., and Morgan Brady, Faith Brady and Grayson Brady of Independence, Va., and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Wilkesboro Baptist Church, 300 West Main Street, Wilkesboro.

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