Grady Lynn McCool, Jr.

Grady Lynn McCool, Jr.


Grady Lynn McCool, Jr. of Madison, Mississippi, passed away unexpectedly at home on June 11, 2021. Grady was preceded in death by his father Grady Lynn McCool, Sr., his brother Larry Alan McCool, and his son Campbell "Camp" Alan McCool. He is survived by his wife of 53 years; Sharon, his mother Alleen McCool, his daughter Mollie (Rick McKnight, fiancé) of Madison, MS, his son Mac (Brandi) of Rosemary Beach, FL, his sister Cindy Barth (Steve), his grandchildren Mac Barry (Julie Turner, fiancée), Campbell Edwards (Brooks), Shepard Doty, Sidney Doty, Camp McCool, Myers McCool, his great grandson, Reed Edwards, and numerous nieces and nephews. Grady, born in Kosciusko, MS graduated from Murrah High School in 1962. He graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in business in 1967. In the spring of 1968, Grady's Army Reserve Unit was called to serve in the Vietnam War. 

Grady's life centered on three things: God, Family and Country. Additionally he loved all things Ole Miss and the game of golf. Grady aspired to live a Cross-centered life constantly and consistently celebrating the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to shine brightly for his children, grandchildren and great grandchild. Grady was a member of First Baptist Church of Madison for over 30 years.

Over the years he won numerous golf championships including State Senior Amateur Champion, Senior Player of the Year twice and JCC Club Champion. He enjoyed sharing stories such as meeting the great Jack Nicklaus who he partnered with in the development of Annandale Golf Club, and his enjoying a drink with John Daly at the Country Club of Jackson. He served for a period on the board at Madison Ridgeland Academy (MRA) and was instrumental in the advancement of the school's future growth where his children and grandchildren all attended, and two currently attend along with his great grandchild. Grady worked in business and real estate development most of his life. While semi-retired, Grady remained active as a business consultant even in the midst of a challenging year for all in 2020. A memorial service was held June 16, 2021at First Baptist Church Madison. 

Those who wish to honor Grady's life, memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church of Madison or the Lupus Foundation of America.

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