Heyward Grady Kolb Jr., 82, of Virginia Beach, went home to be with the Lord Sunday morning, June 2, 2019.
Born in Ocala, Florida, he was the elder son of the late Heyward and Kathryn Kolb. Grady served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for over 12 years and achieved the rank of sergeant.
After marrying Donna and starting a family, Grady attended Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia, completing a Master’s Degree in Education in 1971. Grady worked for 25 years as a visiting teacher for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and retired in 1997.
He attended King’s Grant Baptist Church, Beachlawn Baptist Church, and before its closure, First Colonial Baptist Church, all in Virginia Beach. He was a 50-year member of Masonic Blue Lodge Unity No. 146 in Front Royal and 50-year member of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons — Hiram Royal Arch Chapter No. 45 in Front Royal. Other memberships include: Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J., U.S.A., Richmond; ACCA Shriners, Richmond; Virginia Beach Shrine Club of Khedive Center; and Front Royal Chapter No. 6, Order of Eastern Star in Front Royal. Grady enjoyed amateur radio, maintained an advanced license for many years, and was a benefactor for the American Radio Relay League.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Donna K. Kolb; two daughters, Karen Lynn Poff, and her husband, Bobby, of Woodstock and Deborah Jean Pérez-López, and her husband, Mark, of Wilmington, North Carolina; brother, William Eugene Kolb, and his wife, Charlotte, of St. Augustine, Florida; and three grandchildren, Jon Daniel Shierling, Brandon Duane Poff, and his wife, Brennan, and Brooke Lea Poff.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8, at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Liberty Godparent Home, 124 Liberty Mountain Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24502.
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