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Dwight Ray Grant

14 July, 194823 November, 2019

Dwight R. Grant, 71, of Liberty, died Saturday, November 23, 2019 at his residence. Dwight was born to Elmer and Ida Mae Purcell Grant on July 14, 1948, in Connersville. On July 26, 1969, in Connersville, he married Nancy L. Allen and they had two daughters. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Richmond, where he served on the board of trustees, he also belonged to the Warren Masonic Lodge #15 F&AM. Dwight enjoyed wood working, fishing, gardening, trips to Kiawah Island, South Carolina. He also enjoyed I.U. sports, watching sporting events, being near bodies of water, but most of all being with family and friends. Dwight received his education; a bachelor’s degree from Indiana Central College, now University of Indianapolis and a Masters from Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He built beautiful quality homes in Indianapolis, Connersville and Richmond, prior to becoming a building trade’s instructor at Whitewater Technical Career Center, he retired in 2014. Dwight is survived by his wife Nancy; two daughters: Leanne Suttles and her husband Tim of Sidney, Ohio; Elizabeth Black and her husband Michael of Richmond; grandchildren: Tyler White, Aaron Suttles, Morgan Suttles, Meranda Suttles, Kiele Suttles, Keona Suttles, MaKaila Suttles, Lily Black, Ella Black; seven great-grandchildren; a brother: Joseph Grant of Indianapolis; a sister Kathy Murrell and her husband Richard of Indianapolis; several nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ida Mae. Memorial services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 1601 South A. Street, Richmond. Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 1092. or to the church. Richmond, Indiana. 47375. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com


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Ella Black

December 3, 2019

Poppy is my grandpa and he was always loving and caring. He would always tell stories and give us lessons on fishing or gardening. One of my favorite days was when we would go to the plant store and then after go fishing at Whitewater then at the end of the day go get ice cream. He was always so funny and one of the things I will miss the most about him is his sayings he used to say. He would repeat them a lot but they never got old. He always did his best work and tried to help me as much as possible with anything. I always wish I could open a door and see him standing there waiting to give me a hug. He loved me so much and I will miss him. But he has healthy lungs now and I can't wait to see him one day. I will remember all our memories and funny things we did and said for the rest of my life and how he loved me so much and loved to see me smile and laugh about his jokes. And even though he's gone I will remember his love and sayings and joy he had when he saw people. I will miss him but have him in my heart forever.

Terry Beard

December 1, 2019

I have so many Memories of Mr. Grant, he was the best building instructor I think WTC could have had, I was there for his first 2 seasons at the school. Mr. Grant always believed in me and the other students. I will always remember him for the way he was on the job sites, and I will be sure to talk about him to my kids as they grow into adults..... He will Always be Remebered

Sorry for your loss..... ..

Travis Brown

November 30, 2019

I’m going to remember Mr.Grant the way I think he would want me to. So In other words I’m sure it’s NO CLUTCH DAY in that blue bus all the way to his next job site.

Thanks for teaching me the foundation work for building a life Mr.G and yes I try to make every day a no clutch day when I can.