David Handley Brady
Published in The Palm Beach
Post from 1/4/2008 - 1/6/2008
BRADY David Handley Brady passed away in Tallahassee, FL on December 31,
David was born in Columbus, GA and moved with his mother Maxine, father
Charles G and brother Charles G, Jr. to West Palm Beach in the 1930's.
He attended Palm Beach High School where he played baseball and upon graduation
played minor league ball at Connie Mack Stadium. David met his future
wife, Leilou Caldwell, at the dawn of World War II when both of them attended
the International Christian Endeavor Conference in Atlantic City, NJ.
When the War began, David enlisted in the Navy Air Cadet program only
to learn the next day that his Minor league baseball manager received
a letter from the New York Yankees inviting him to move up to the Majors.
David continued his Navy training, receiving his wings in Pensacola, Florida,
those wings pinned on him by his Leilou. David served as a Naval Aviator
in World War II and maintained his private license for many years thereafter.
he and David were married in 1946. Following the war he attended Georgia
Tech on the GI Bill, graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering. He
and Leilou settled in West Palm Beach where David began work with the
State Road Department. From there he moved to the firm of Gee and Jensen
and then to his own firm, Adair and Brady Consulting Engineers.
During this time he and Leilou raised three children, David Handley Brady,
Jr. , Peggy Lou Brady, and Patrick Verner Brady. He added another daughter
to the family when his son David married Lindsey Smith. David also continued
his service as a Naval Aviator for twenty years as a part of the ready
reserve where he became skipper of his squadron and earned the rank of
From 1965-1968, David was elected to serve as City Commissioner for West
Palm Beach and served as its Mayor in 1968. He was also a 33rd degree
Mason and member of the Shriners. An avid golfer, David played the greatest
golf courses in American and the British Isles, and spent many years as
a golf course engineer and consultant.
He was a faithful member of the Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church. David
is survived by his wife Leilou; his children: David, Peggy and Patrick
Brady and Lindsey Smith. His grandchildren: Kathleen Eloise Smith, Rebecca
Brady Smith, Christian David Smith and Maxine Hope Brady and his nephew,
Michael Brady and numerous extended family members on his wife's side.
he family will welcome visitors on Sunday, January 6, 2008 from 4:00pm-7:00pm
at Quattlebaum Funeral Home, 1201 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach,
FL 33401. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, January
7, at Lake Osborne Presbyterian Church, 2101 6th Avenue South, Lake Worth,
FL 33461, followed by graveside services at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1201 S.
Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL, 33401.
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