CLINTON — Virgil E. Brady, 87, of Clinton, passed away at 10:52 a.m. on December 13, 2021, at his family residence, Clinton.
Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Josh Gorrie officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Kenney. Visitation will be held from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to The Kenney Heritage Association.
Virgil was born on October 17, 1934, in Kenney, the son of Cecil and Alma (Brelsford) Brady. He married Janet Goodwin on August 19, 1962, in Mt. Pulaski.
Survivors include his wife, Janet Brady, Clinton; children: Michael (Deborah) Brady, Wapella; Lisa (Rodney) Smith, Clinton; Debra (Steve) Mitchell, Clinton; James (Callie) Brady, Clinton; and Amy (Shawn Short) Brady, Lane; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with one on the way. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Vera Sams.
Virgil retired from Illinois Central Railroad in 1999 after 25 years of service. He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1957 – 1959. He was also a retired volunteer fireman for the Clinton Fire Department, a Golden Eagles, and a member of the AmVets and American Legion as well as a member of the Kenney Heritage Association. Virgil was also a past 4-H leader and a Boy Scouts leader.