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Obituary - Dr. Stanley Keith "Stan" Brady



**Reprinted from The Wilson Post

Beloved local dentist Dr. Stanley Keith ‘Stan’ Brady passed away on Monday, Sept. 21 at age 53.

Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 25 from 4-8 p.m. and services will be Saturday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon.

He is survived by his wife, Tina Brady; son, Rush (Kate) Brady; daughter, Mia Brady; parents, Verna and Jim Brady; and brother, Steve Brady.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Interfaith Dental Clinic. Interfaith Dental Clinic is a non-profit organization which helps restore and protect the oral health of uninsured, low-income working individuals, their children and elderly patients in Middle Tennessee. Brady was one of the volunteer dentists on-staff at the state-of-the-art facility on Patterson Street in Nashville. For more information visit interfaithdentalclinic.com.

Prior to beginning his dental practice in 1988, Brady was an accomplished scholar. The Memphis native served as Class President and as Salutatorian at his high school graduation. He graduated with honors in Biology.

He was a graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis and the University Of Tennessee School Of Dentistry.
Brady met his future wife, Tina, when they were teenagers. In a Woman of Wilson column published in The Wilson Post in May, Mrs. Brady recounted their initial meeting at the local skating rink. “He was actually a floor guard at the skating rink and kicked me off the floor for skating too fast,” she said. The couple married in 1983.

Following his graduation from dental school, the couple knew they wanted to relocate to a smaller community to build a practice and raise a family. “After visiting several smaller towns in Tennessee, Lebanon seemed perfect,” Tina said. “We fell in love with it.”

Dr. Brady’s office is located at 727 West Main Street in Lebanon. He was an active member of the American Dental Association, the Nashville Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

“Stan was the best dentist I’ve ever had. I am a big baby when it comes to dental work, but he could work on my teeth and cause me no pain at all,” said patient and family friend Delaine Freeman Smith. “He always had a smile on his face and he was a perfectionist at creating beautiful smiles for other people.”

Employee of 12 years Lavonda Estes said that Brady was a “great man to work for and a good man.”
Employee Melinda Mace agreed. “I have worked chairside with Dr. Brady for almost 10 years. He was the most kind-hearted person that always had a smile on his face and he always treated me with respect and kindness,” she said. “He loved his family very much and was the best dentist and boss that I have ever worked for.”

The Wilson Post reported in April that Dr. Brady was awarded for his volunteer service as one of Interfaith Dental Clinic’s in-house dentists.

The Bradys were featured on the television show “Private Lives of Nashville Wives.” The show premiered in February 2014 on TNT. Several scenes were filmed at Brady’s Lebanon home. The charismatic couple kept true to their roots – promoting the national series on their hometown radio station and in Wilson County newspapers.

Dr. Brady was a member of Woodmont Christian Church. He was an avid reader and car enthusiast. His hobbies included snow skiing, water skiing and biking – and of course, spending time with his wife and kids.
“To watch them (Stan and Tina) together was like watching a love story,” Smith commented. “They did everything together. He was such a devoted husband and father.”

Hunter Kuhlmann said he got to know Dr. Brady through his friendship with Rush. “Rush is one of the most thoughtful and intelligent people I’ve ever met … it is clear that the qualities I admire in Rush are inspired by the example set by his father Stan. I have never known a man whose love for his family was more evident, and I found it personally inspiring to see how much he cared for them and how proud he was of their achievements,” Kuhlmann said. “I know that whenever I am with his wonderful children and wife in the future, Stan will be there as well, eternally incarnate in that same love, strong as ever.”

Friend Lynotte Moore said Brady will be remembered as the “epitome of a true doctor and a caring, sincere, dedicated friend.”

 

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