The Gradys

Rex Grady - The Founder

Rex grew up helping supplement the family food supply with fresh fish and wild game that was amply supplied from the Ozark's rivers and hills. Spending so much time in our beautiful outdoors, indelibly stamped a lifelong love for the hills and lakes.After graduating from college, Rex became a basketball coach in his native town of Forsyth. His intensity led him to several area high school coaching positions continually guiding each program to record setting seasons. During the off seasons Rex operated an old fashioned float service on Lake Taneycomo thrilling the patrons with his unique knowledge of our area. At the same time, he received a masters in education from the University of Missouri.A successful high school coaching career netted the head basketball coach position at Southwest Baptist University where he led the bearcats to their first appearance in a national tournament. While at the university, Rex continually felt the pull to return to his beautiful Ozarks. When a resort on Lake Taneycomo became available to purchase, the family came back to the lakes he so loved. As a resort owner he entertained thousands of visitors with his native knowledge of our area.He soon became a recognized authority on fishing the Ozarks's three lakes contributing articles in major outdoor publications.Climbing into the boat with Rex became a sought after event that would leave the visitor spellbound with matchless stories that only a native Ozarkian could share. Imparting his love for our lakes area into visitors, captured many hearts and inspired them to later return to permanently live in the Ozarks. This would lead Rex to become a licensed real estate agent helping hundreds to find their dream in his spectacular Ozarks.

As our nation celebrated Independence Day 2014, Rex went on to be with the Lord but he has left a legacy with his son Shane, Daughter-in-law Karen and grand kids Jordan and Jeremiah all working as professional realtors at Branson Lakes Country Realty.

Jordan Grady