Benny L. Brady, a beloved figure in the grocery industry for 50 years and the founder of Food City in Fort Worth, Texas, has passed away at the age of 75. Benny's passing on October 13, 2023, leaves behind a void that will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Born on July 1, 1948, in Crossville, Tennessee, Benny possessed an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age. He dedicated his life to his passion for providing quality groceries and exceptional service to his community. Through his unwavering dedication and hard work, Food City became a cornerstone of Fort Worth and left an indelible mark on the hearts of its residents.
Benny's career was not just about business; it was about building lasting connections with his employees, valued customers, friends and most of all, his family. He had a love for America and showed his appreciation through serving during the Vietnam War right out of high school. He enjoyed joking and teasing which is a testament to his ability to bring joy and laughter into any room he entered. Benny was not just a boss; he was a friend, mentor, and confidant to those fortunate enough to cross paths with him.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Benny had a full and vibrant personal life. He found solace in car races and gardening—activities that allowed him to unwind and appreciate the beauty of life outside the grocery aisles. With an enthusiasm rivaled only by NASCAR itself, Benny cheered on his favorite drivers with unmatched fervor. And when wanderlust struck him, he would embark on spontaneous trips to Las Vegas—a city that held a special place in his heart.
Animals held a significant place in Benny's heart as well. His love for cats and dogs knew no bounds. He showered them with care and affection, making sure they lived happy and comfortable lives alongside him.
Throughout his life journey, Benny touched countless lives with his warm-hearted nature and kind spirit. The outpouring of love upon hearing of his passing is a testament to the mark he left on this world. Benny's memory will forever be carried by those he cherished and who cherished him in return.
Benny leaves behind a legacy of love and dedication. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Patricia Brady, who stood by his side through thick and thin. Their bond was unbreakable, an exemplar of what true partnership looks like. The impact Benny had on his daughter, Amanda and Rick Johnson; her life has been enriched immeasurably by the values he instilled in her over the years. He also leaves behind a son, Bengy and Rebecca Brady.
Benny's step-children, Tammie Younts and Kevin and Patricia Whitley, held a special place in his heart. They shared memorable moments together, forming bonds that will transcend time. He leaves behind his mother, Marie Brady, and sister Vicky and Richard Coyle as well—a family that provided him with unwavering support throughout the years.
Benny's legacy continues through his cherished grandchildren: Miranda and Colton Krrantza, Bryant and Shannon Zeger, Kirsten and Brandon Gilmer, Micah and Mattie Zeger, Lillan LaDuke, Grant Brady, Duncan Brady, C.J. Brady, Wade Whitley, Ward and Leslie Younts, Sarah Whitley, Bailey Younts and Triston Barnes. They carry within them the memories of their loving grandfather—memories that will never fade.
The impact Benny had extended far beyond his immediate family. He forged deep connections with friends from all walks of life throughout the years—a testament to his genuine nature and ability to touch hearts. His warm smile and humor will be sorely missed during gatherings of loved ones.
A Celebration of Life service for Benny L. Brady will be held on October 19th at Skyvue Funeral Home located at 7220 Rendon Bloodworth Rd, Mansfield, TX 76063. The service will begin at 2:00 PM and conclude at 4:00 PM. Please join us as we honor the life of this incredible man and remember the joy he brought into our lives.
Benny's departure leaves us with a mix of emotions, but his memory will forever be cherished as a reminder of the power of a life well-lived. He taught us to approach each day with enthusiasm, integrity, and an unwavering commitment to making a difference. Benny L. Brady was an extraordinary individual whose legacy will continue to inspire us for generations to come. May his soul find eternal peace.
In lieu of flowers the Brady family would like donations to be made to your local animal shelter.