BOSSIER CITY LA - A celebration of the life of James B. Grant will be held Friday December 14, 2012 at 2:00 in the afternoon at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel officiated by Caleb Brown. The family will receive family and friends on Thursday evening, December 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Funeral Home.
James was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on December 13, 1924 and entered Heaven's gates on December 9, 2012 after a long illness. James joined the Navy during WWII and served on a submarine tender in the South Pacific. After the war, he joined the United States Air force and served for 20 years. After retiring, he worked for Boeing Aircraft, Frymaster and finally in the Maintenance department of Bossier Medical Center until he retired in 1987. He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church and was a member of the Silver Eagles work crew. He was a life member of VFW Post 4588 and a charter member of the 12th District Honor Guard. He enjoyed working with wood and making a garden each spring. His family was his whole life. He said many times that he was blessed with so much love.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Maude Grant; baby brother Richard, brother, Frederick; sister, Madeline; daughters, Charlotte and Freida; granddaughter, Rachel and great great-granddaughter Sofia.
He is survived by his loving wife of almost 63 years, Ventrice Grant; brother; R.C. Grant; daughter, Brenda Henderson and husband Doug; son, Walter Grant and wife Kristi; daughter, Cherie Salvucci and husband Greg; grandchildren, Ben and Jason Henderson, Jeff Estess, Austin and Staci Grant, Amber and James Salvucci, 10 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
Honoring Mr. Grant as pallbearers will be his grandson's, Jason Henderson, Jeff Estess, Austin Grant and James Salvucci, he will also be honored by Adam Brown and Caleb Gullion. Honorary pallbearers will be the 12th District Honor Guard.
Our family would like to extend a special Thanks to Dr. Randy Del Mundo, the entire staff of Cornerstone Re-hab hospital and all of the healthcare professionals at Willis Knighton, Pierremont for their warm hearts and care during his illness.
You may share words of comfort with the family by visiting www.hillcrestmemorialfh.com