Grady Waddell

Profile Updated: May 20, 2009
Residing In: Abilene, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Rose
Occupation: Motorcycle Dealer
Children: Stephen, born 1976, followed in his father's footsteps (for a while) and played horn in band; graduated More…from DePauw University and later got an MBA at Kellogg; currently married and working for BCG in Minneapolis, MN.

Michael, born 1979, graduated from UT and is working as an architect in Austin.

Amber, born 1982, also graduated from UT and is working in public relations in Austin.

Jason, born 1986, is also married and working on a doctorate in statistics at Carnegie Mellon University.
Yes! Attending Reunion

After Cooper I went to UT and got a BS in Electical Engineering. I THOUGHT about majoring in music, but my Music Department friends were either going off to be band directors or going hungry. No disrespect to Mr. Thaxton, I just couldn't see myself dealing with a couple of hundred or so nut-cases like we were.

After UT, I put away the horn, sold the motorcycle, and took a job at IBM in Austin with the hopes that working for "I've Been Moved" would enable me to see the world. Turns out I just saw several locations in north Austin.

I did get the horn out occasionally to play with a church orchestra, but didn't touch another motorcycle for 25 years or so. Then in '98 I got a Harley Super Glide. And less than two years later took an early retirement window from IBM to come back to Abilene to take over the family business - Kent's H-D.

Admittedly, coming back to Abilene from Austin was a bit of a culture shock, but we've made a lot of great friends, and Rose and I are having a lot of fun in the business. I've also gotten out the horn again and am playing in the Abilene Community Band.

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Mar 13, 2019 at 2:38 AM

Grady, looking good. Would love to see you and Rose at the Reunion. My friend from AHS, Joe Eddie McMillin will be at the barbeque Friday night and would enjoy talking with you. His motorcycle days closed with the arrival of his children, but he still loves bikes.

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