TRENT WOODS - Grady died on May 4, 2013 at Vidant Health Inpatient Hospice House in Greenville.
He was born at St. Luke's Hospital on June 25, 1945. He has lived in New Bern for his entire life. He graduated from New Bern High School in 1964, then he attended East Carolina University and Campbell University. He worked at Cherry Point but spent most of his career at Camp Lejeune as a civilian weapons inspector. In addition, he co-owned Twin Rivers Gun Shop during the early 1980's.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Sarah Hollister Marriner; his mother, Mary Bryan Marriner McCotter; his father, Louis Grady McCotter, Jr.; and his daughter, Mary Catherine McCotter.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Betty Joanne Fisher McCotter, his high school sweetheart. He is also survived by his son, Louis Grady McCotter IV and his grandsons, Jamie Dennis Hardison, Joshua McCotter Hardison, and Jonathan Michael Hardison.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association, Randall Knife Society, Randall Knife Collector's Club, and Twin Rivers Corvette Club.
He lived on George Street, then on Chatawka Lane. He spent alot of his childhood at the Hollister family home on Craven Street with his grandmother and his great uncle, Charles S. Hollister, Jr.
He was an avid hunter and champion skeet shooter until 1989 when he suffered a spinal injury and was unable to continue these outdoor hobbies. After that, he became a freehand knife maker. He constructed many creative styles of knives coordinating blade and handle styles.
Graveside services will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends following the services and at other times at his home located at 404 Melody Lane, Trent Woods.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Craven County Humane Society. Friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book by visiting www.pollockbest.com.
Arrangements are by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.