Teddy Dale Crady

Funeral services for Teddy Dale Crady, 73, Lawrence, will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Vinland Cemetery in Vinland, KS. Ted passed away Thursday, January 9, 2020 at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka, KS.

Ted was born November 24, 1946 in, Lawrence KS, the son of Teddy and Mary (Peterson) Crady.

He was married to Rose Crady for 30 plus years and she survives the home.

Other survivors include his son, James (Synthia) Crady, Shane Crady; brother, Larry (Wanda) Crady; sister, Pam McMillen; six grandchildren, Ashley (Jacob Francis) Bryan-Francis, Savannah Crady, Cade Crady, Teddy Dale Crady, Lizzy Crady, Holden Crady; four great-grandchildren, Rosie Francis, Bella Francis, Israel Francis, and Ady Francis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Jim McMillen.

The family will greet friends on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 6:00 ~ 8:00 p.m., at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

53 Condolences

  1. Joyce and Jerry Cromwell on January 9, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Ted! He was a great man and will be missed

  2. Richard, Linda and Tashana Copp on January 9, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Our hearts are broken, RIP sweet Teddy Dale. We will remember all the love, laughter and memories. We love you!

  3. Debbie Mills Shafer on January 9, 2020 at 7:22 pm

    So sorry to hear about Ted
    He was a great person. He was a great teacher at Lawrence High as a auto shop teacher. He was a good friend of my mom and dad Charles and Janet Mills . He will be greatly missed.

  4. M. Lindeman on January 9, 2020 at 7:24 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. He was such a great teacher and mentor for two of my boys in Auto Tech class. I had the the utmost respect for Ted, he was a man who didn’t play games. Right was right and wrong was wrong and it didn’t matter if it hurt your feelings. God speed brother

  5. Diannia Affater on January 9, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    Loved his stories. When he would get together with my husband Dan and other old timers, the stories would have you in stitches. Rest In Peace Ted. You will be missed.

  6. DeeDee Blackburn on January 9, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    We love you and you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. RIP my friend!

  7. Kathy Chapman on January 9, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    My prayers go out to Ted’s family. He was a great person, fun to be around. He knew my parents Wayne and Loretts Unfred.
    R.I.P. Ted

  8. Rich Johnson on January 9, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    What a good man…Say hi to Jim…Ride on

  9. Mike Stogsdill on January 9, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I knew Ted for about 40 years. Definitely one of the good ones. R.I.P. old friend.

  10. Debi Haas on January 10, 2020 at 1:39 am

    A Good man.That stood behind true friends! A man who had many friends. Who will never be forgotten this Good man..I thank you for all you done..Let your Sprites Fly With The Eagle’s ..
    Thanks for showing me a few tricks..
    On the bike….

  11. Kevin Maxon on January 10, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Goodbye to a fellow hot rodder .My son has excelled in all things automotive. You were an important part of his interest and education.
    My sincere condolences.

  12. Ben Eaton Jr on January 10, 2020 at 6:29 am

    Sorry to hear this, Ted worked w my dad at TG&Y for many years when i was a kid. He will be missed

  13. Gail sweets on January 10, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Sending my condolences to the family Uncle Ted will be missed him and my dad were best friends is going to be a big loss to everyone my prayers are with the family at the time and need the Sweets’s/Bobby White

  14. Serenity Poull on January 10, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Rest In Peace Uncle Ted. Such great memories. BGT!

  15. Bobby & Kathy L White on January 10, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Will never forget,….we mourn your loss with hope of our reunion one day. Prayers and love to the family, Bobby & Kathy White

  16. Kevin Michael Sommer on January 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Goodbye and RIP to the man whom there was no pedestal high enough to hold. He was a great man who taught me a lot about life and how to treat people Ted was an integral part of my upbringing and someone I looked up to for over 40 plus years He was the definition of “cool”. My condolances to his family and all who will dearly miss him. Thank you Ted for everything you did for me and taught me.

  17. Eddie Michael on January 10, 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Worked with Ted at Topeka Harley. We always had good and funny conversations. What a nice guy. My condolences to Ted’s family.

  18. Dirk Wedd on January 10, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    So sorry to hear the news . Ted touched so many young men at LHS , he help make it a special place . Great teacher even better man .

  19. Scott Stewart on January 10, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    I am so sad to hear about Ted’s passing. I am absolutely brokenhearted. He was a good friend for many years, and some of my best memories were made with Ted. He had a heart of gold, and was a character like no other. I drove by the house last month to say hello, but decided I shouldn’t stop by unannounced. I’m so sorry that I didn’t. I have so many things I still want to say to you, Ted, and so many places I want to go with you. RIP, my friend. You were one of a kind, and I’ll never forget you. Condolences to Rose and James and Shane and the rest of the family. You got to spend a lifetime with one of the best. Godspeed, Ted. We will meet again one day…

  20. ken wertzberger on January 10, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    condolences to family. RIP Ted.

  21. Kim Johnson Hughes on January 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Jamie and Shane I am so sorry for your loss. I still remember your dad from when he was a police officer. I’m sure Lloyd will be meeting him and they will probably be getting in all kinds of things. Sending you both thoughts of healing.

  22. Paula Winn on January 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Condolences to Ted’s family.
    Paula Winn
    LHS Class of ‘65

  23. linda mcdowell on January 10, 2020 at 2:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss
    Linda Beal McDowell
    Class of 65

  24. Jan Fitzgerald on January 10, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I was in school with Ted. He left us with many memories and always with a smile. So so sorry for your loss. Jan Cornwall Fitzgerald. Class of 65

  25. Jack Hurley on January 10, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Prayers to family. RIP Ted
    Jack Hurley

  26. Kathryn Sue Lewis on January 10, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Ted was one of a kind! He will be missed .
    Sue Lewis

  27. CASH HYATT on January 10, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Soo sorry I didn’t know he was iill always liked talking to him and seeing his smile !????????????????????????????????

  28. Nomi Redding on January 10, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    #RIP Ted and ease and comfort to his loved ones.
    Larry & Nomi LHS Class of ’65

  29. Carol Langston on January 10, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    Rose I am sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Let me know if you need anything.

  30. gary L. wheeler on January 10, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Rest in peace my friend, my thoughts and prayers to the family

  31. Larry Kasson on January 10, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    So sad of this news Ted was my training officer when I joined the Lawrence Police Department in’71 RIP my Brother.

  32. Loren (jody) Sommer on January 10, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    Sorry to hear about ted. Ted was a good freind of mine for48 years. He would help me and i would help him, Rip Teddy.

  33. Miles Cooper on January 11, 2020 at 8:45 am

    Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with the entire Crady family during this incredibly sad time.

  34. Drew on January 11, 2020 at 8:49 am

    What a very real guy and a real character. Jamie, you have been such a dear friend to Jason and our family for so many years! I’m sorry to hear about Ted and my heart goes out to the whole family.

  35. Betty Currie on January 11, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Rose and Crady Family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of Ted. He was a great colleague at LHS. He had a dynamic fun personality and one always felt welcomed in his presence. He was a wealth of life knowledge and mechanical skills. He will be truly missed. With our deepest empathy. Mark and Betty Currie

  36. Linda Tolbert on January 11, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Wow, I haven’t seen Ted for awhile, but I do remember him very well. Rest well my friend until we meet again.

  37. DJ Vawter on January 11, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Bless your family and friends. May this time of grief ease up in the coming days.

  38. Kevin McDowell on January 11, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    So sorry I hear about Ted, we will miss him at the shop. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  39. Lynne Neibarger Brewer on January 11, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. You will leave us with good memories
    Class of 65

  40. Jason Hammond on January 11, 2020 at 8:32 pm

    Jami, Gail, and Shane. I am so saddened to hear of Teds’ passing which I just learned of today. He was a great guy with a big heart. I remember him being patient enough to put up with Jami and me growing up as kids and into adulthood – not an easy task by any means. He taught us to bird hunt on took us on hunts for quail and pheasant out at the farm in Vinland and several places in central Kansas which are such good and fond memories. He had a quick wit which could always make us laugh and he got a few good laughs out of Jami and me at times, particularly when we were trying to be mechanics and tended to mess most of our projects up. Jami, Gail, and Shane. My prayers are with you, family, and Ted. Ted, thank you for helping us grow up and all the memories. May you rest in peace.

  41. Leo Souders on January 11, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    Rose and Family,

    I extend my thoughts and prayers to all of you. I was in disbelief when I heard the news of Ted’s passing. May all of you be blessed by all the great memories he left with each of you. He was such a great person who would put everyone else first before himself. He never knew a stranger.

    May God bless each of you during this time of sorrow. May God replace the sorrow with many wonderful memories of Ted in the coming days.

  42. Caleb on January 12, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Mr Crady was my teacher for 4 years at LHS. He retired the same year I graduated. I feel fortunate to have had such a great teacher. He was the best! I’ll always keep his good advice of the “KISS” method in mind.

  43. Mike and Claudia Jones on January 12, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Ted was a good guy and will be missed. Prayers to his family.

  44. Larry Black on January 12, 2020 at 9:33 am

    RIP Ted my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Larry Black class of 65

  45. Teresa Cumpton on January 12, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Ted always treated me with kindness and respect. I pray that you each find comfort in the wonderful memories each one of you have with this great man . I’m sorry for the loss.

  46. Fast Ed on January 13, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    So the fraternity of motorcycle enthusiasts have lost another brother. He will be missed, but not forgotten. May God’s Holy Spirit strengthen his loved ones.

  47. Lori Stussie on January 13, 2020 at 7:19 pm

    My car has not run the same since Ted left LHS. He was so quick to offer advice and kept more than one of our family cars running. I miss his wit and sarcastic grins. We still haven’t found anyone to assume his job of sneaking in through the back door, late to faculty meetings, with the newspaper that he would gladly share. He was a great one! Miss you, Ted!

  48. Trig Oleson on January 15, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Rest in peace Ted, you will be missed by many. Goodbye to a good friend that loved cars and motorcycles.

  49. George and Louise O’Brien on January 15, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    We are so sorry for your the lose of your love one. We have known Ted for many years and we sure enjoyed seeing him and talking with him. He was a wonderful super person. We will miss him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  50. Lana Mueller-Davis on January 16, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Crady Family, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. Lana Mueller-Davis

  51. Craig Byers on January 17, 2020 at 11:06 am

    The Harvey, Byers, and Green Families extend our heart felt condolences and prayers to the family. Our good friend will be missed.

  52. Robert Hagerman on January 17, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Sad to hear. Your Grandpa would of been proud of you. Good neighbor growing up. Will be missed.

  53. Michael baston on February 12, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Rosso I’m so sorry to hear about pets passing my prayers go out to you. I just found out about this I had moved to Arizona sorry I was not there to pay my respects but you know I respected Ted

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