James Lee Brady
May 21, 1951 ~ March 26, 2023
Resided in: Arlington, Texas
On March 26, 2023, James Lee Brady “Lee” died unexpectedly due to a severe heart attack and subsequent stroke.
The son of James L Brady, III and Milly Lou [Pope] Brady, Lee was Born on May 21, 1951 in Ashland, Kentucky. Being in a Navy family, Lee spent his childhood traveling from coast to coast living in California, Florida and Virginia before settling in Texas for the past 45+ years.
At an early age, Lee developed a passion for driving, collecting and restoring classic American muscle cars. This hobby remained with him throughout his life. His passion was infectious.
Along with cars, Lee loved big rigs – a career he pursued throughout his entire life. Lee drove refrigerated tractor trailers for 20 years for Lucky Lady Oil and hauled gasoline and aviation fuel for 20 more years for Reeder Distribution Inc., loving his time with both. Lee was proud that this past summer he surpassed his 5 millionth safe mile delivering fuel.
In his leisure time Lee enjoyed warm weather activities, boating and being at the beach on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Lee was also a devoted sports fan and could often be found watching a game on any given day of the week. He was an avid Cowboys and Stars fan.
Lee also enjoyed being in the company of his friends and neighbors on Midbury Court in Arlington. He had numerous friends and many good times at John B’s. Finally – in the past year Lee had enjoyed celebrating life with Kathy Emami.
A testament to how Lee enjoyed life was that everyone who knew him recalls with a smile his distinctive laughter.
He will be missed.
Lee Brady is survived by his brothers Bruce and David Brady, brother-in-law Tom Brobson, step-sisters Jennifer Sylvester & Susan Hinkle, and by his aunt and uncle Brownie and Woody Allen. There will be a celebration of Lee’s life on Thursday March 29, 2023 from 5PM to 7PM at his home 1304 Midbury Court, Arlington, Texas.