Dr. Howard E. Grant Jr.

Born: Sat., Aug. 19, 1933
Died: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Location: First Christian

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Location: First Christian

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Dr. Howard Emerson Grant Jr, age 84 of Salida, passed away on Wednesday August 23, 2017 at Columbine Manor Care Center.  Mr. Grant was born August 19, 1933 in Houston, TX to Howard Grant Sr. and Violet (Mills) Grant.

Dr. Grant graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1952.  He went on to attend Rice University and Texas Christian University.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from TCU in 1956 and began his studies at TCU’s Brite Divinity School.  He completed his Master of Divinity and was ordained as a minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1959.  In 1978, he was awarded his Doctor of Ministry from TCU.

Dr. Grant married his wife and partner in ministry, Valera Joyce (Gordon) Grant in 1958 and so began a 58 year ministry that included 14 churches all told.  He was active in the First Christian Church in Salida for 19 years including one year as interim Pastor.  Dr. Grant was a long time Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow.  He was part of the Lions Club seatbelt drive in the early 1960’s and started the Salida Chess Club.  He helped start the Youth Service Bureau in Hammond, LA, and the Covington-Mandeville Christian Church in southeast Louisiana.  Dr. Grant helped start a homeless shelter in North Platte, NE, directed and walked with  CROP Walk for the hungry since the '80's and worked with Habitat for Humanity in Salida.  He was an amateur radio enthusiast and as a member of DARFU/U-CAN helped provide ham radios for Disciples Churches in Congo.   He enjoyed mentoring youth through the church groups, foster care and programs for the gifted and talented.

Dr. Grant is survived by his wife of 58 years Joyce Grant, children Jonathan, David, Jo Anna and James.  Four grandsons, two granddaughters and a great grandson.

Viewing will be from 9-10 AM Saturday August 26, 2017 at the First Christian Church.  Funeral Services will take place at 10:00 AM.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.  Friends who desire may make memorial contributions to the First Christian Church through the funeral home.  On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com.  Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.

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Enrique Gascot and Daphne Arias, Pastor
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Dear Joyce, family and FCC in Salida: Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Please accept our heartfelt condilences. Daphne and Quique, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

Joe and Heidi Williams
   Posted Fri August 25, 2017
Our most heartfelt condolences for your loss of dear Howard from your lives for now. We hold you close in our prayers and ask for God's loving arms to be wrapped around you in love and comfort to ease the pain. He was a delightful spirit to be with and I know meant the world to my mom and dad. He will be sorely missed by many. It certainly is a most deserving and appropriate send off to convey "Job well done Howard" as a servant of our most high God. May the celebration of his life here on earth be a vibrant and fulfilling one that brings smiles to your hearts as you recall special moments and all he meant to you. We will be with you in spirit. Love, Joe and Heidi Williams

Charlotte Karls PAC
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Joyce and family, I wish you comfort during this sad time. I recall fondly Howard's kindness and his adventurous spirit. Peace be with you.

Jim Finn
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Sincere condolences - gentleman - good friend.

John Bridwell
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Dear Joyce & family: Please know that I care deeply in our loss of Howard. I am recalling with pleasant thoughts your trip to Amarillo at the time of the Darf/Ucan Board meeting not too many months ago. What good fellowship! Howard will be long remembered and appreciated. My best wishes to you and God's blessing to you and family. Sincerely,

Jim Faust
   Posted Sun August 27, 2017
Condolences and fond memories from the First Christian Church Hammond, LA.

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