CASA GRANDE — Gene Brady, 76, of Casa Grande died on Oct. 1, 2021, in a place he loved dearly, the White Mountains of Arizona.

Mr. Brady was born in Eufaula, Oklahoma, to James F. and Flossie M. Brady. The family moved to Arizona in the 1940s and began cotton farming. He farmed alongside his dad and his brother James on the Brady Farm. The brothers worked and lived alongside each other their whole lives. He died four days before his brother.

In addition to farming, he was a musician. He had a strong love for music and was a songwriter for the Caravans, who released a country-western album in the early 1970s. He also owned the Trekell Road Inn, where his band would often perform. He also proudly served in the National Guard. He was known for his sense of humor, infectious smile and gift of story-telling.

Above all else, he was a family man and dearly loved them. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Marietta; seven daughters and sons, Twana of Las Vegas, Tyrone Brady of Gilbert and Adam Hazlehurst, Gina Brady, Tanya Hazlehurst, Wade Schuler and Matthew Brady, all of Casa Grande; a sister, Sandra Hooper; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Carolyn Thornton, and his brother, Bob Brady. His older brother James Brady died shortly after him in Casa Grande.

Memorial for both Brady brothers at Brady Farm, 20640 W. Clayton Road, Casa Grande, at noon on Friday, Oct. 15.

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