Grady Aaron Hartman went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 5, 2011, surrounded by his loved ones at a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral: 6 p.m. Saturday in Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: at a later date in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Alzheimer's Association , alz.org, or National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation, nnpdf.org.
Grady was born in Afton on Nov. 20, 1929, to Simon A. Hartman and Parthenia Wade. In 1950, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Nell Hodges. They married Sept. 23, 1950, and raised four children, Cynthia Gayle, Anne Marye, Cheryl Denise and Wesley Aaron. To most he was known as Papaw. He drove a truck for Furr's Foods in Lubbock most of his life and retired from Novatel in Arlington. Grady loved serving the Lord driving a truck from Irving to Anaheim, Calif., for Living Stream Ministry. He with Dorothy loved giving and receiving hospitality, treasuring the fellowship with all the Christians he came to know. He loved his family and friends, but most of all the Lord Jesus. Grady was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Jean Smith; daughters, Anne Marye White and Cheryl Denise Murillo; and great-grandchildren, Andrew Limer and Rebecca Limer.
Survivors: Wife of 61 years, Dorothy; daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Wayne Moore; son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Michelle Hartman; son-in-law, Daniel Murillo; two brothers; two sisters; one sister-in law; one brother-in-law; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, family and adopted family members.