Grant Lee Hamrick

May 31, 1938April 12, 2014

Charlotte – Mr. Hamrick passed away on April 12, 2014 at his residence. He was born on May 31, 1938 in Monterville, WV, a son of the late Escar and Ruie Hamrick.

Grant and his late brother Harold were raised near Elkins, West Virginia, and Grant attended the University of West Virginia on a state Department of Transportation scholarship where he met Lora, his wife of 56 years. The two moved to Akron, Ohio where their first son David was born, and where Grant graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in accounting. His first position as an accountant was with Price Waterhouse, where he would work for the next 24 years in Tampa, Florida; Columbia, SC; and Charlotte, NC. He was partner in charge of the Price Waterhouse offices in both Columbia and in Charlotte. He was one of three part-owners of Consolidated Coin Caterers Corporation, and then became Chief Financial Officer at American Cities Business Journals. He retired in 2003 to pursue his passions for fly-fishing, golf, gardening, and spending time with his friends and family, especially his two grandchildren. He was a man of tremendous character, dignity, intellect and integrity, with a keen sense of humor, who will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.

Grant is survived by his wife, Lora Cooper Hamrick of Charlotte; son, Grant David and his wife Amy of Estes Park, Colorado; son, Mark Wesley and his wife Leslie of Augusta, Georgia; and grandchildren, Emma Mahin and Grant Evan. Grant was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Escar.

The visitation will be held from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Harry & Bryant, 500 Providence Road. A service to celebrate the life of Grant Lee Hamrick will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 16th at Providence United Methodist Church. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Foundation, Box 2600, Boone, NC 28607 or to Hospice & Palliative Care, Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 15, 2014
  • Memorial service Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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jonathan wilfong

May 2, 2014

i just learned of Grant's passing and am greatly saddened by your loss - he was a very good, fair man and I will always be grateful for his mentoring in my early years as a PW partner - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time of loss.
Jonathan Wilfong.

Julia Britt

April 16, 2014

Dear Lora, David, and Mark,
I have thought of you constantly since reading Grant's obituary in the paper and want you to know that my deep sympathy comes with fond memories of your family, the happy days at Carmel Academy, and the sense of loss that I feel with you. I wish I could have been there in person for you last night or today, but I am with you in thoughts and prayers, and will certainly be thinking of you in the days to come.

Daniel Hamrick

April 16, 2014

I am a cousin and great admirer of Grant Hamrick, the salutatorian in the 1955 Class at Tygarts Valley High School. He was just one class behind me — a class that had Hamrick cousins, Grant and Clifford, as salutatorian and valedictorian respectively. As a family researcher in my later years, I have learned more about Grant — the trials of losing his father at age four, growing up with a single mother, his brilliance in classwork and his impeccable comportment and behavior. My condolences to his family.

April 15, 2014

Our hearts are heavy today Lora, we send love and the most heartfelt prayers to you and your children.

Annette and Stan

George Koehn

April 15, 2014


Becky and I send our most sincere condolences to you and your family. Grant was such a great guy and a deeply valued friend. We will miss him so much. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Becky and George Koehn

Louise Hardman

April 15, 2014

Grant was one of the great ones, a beautiful blend of professionalism, integrity, intelligence, compassion and an inimitable wit and sense of humor. A loyal friend to the end. His love for Lora and her's for him is unmatched. I feel his loss and grieve for Lora, David and Mark and the children.

April 14, 2014

Grant lived his life as the consummate gentleman, was a great friend and playing companion. He will be missed dearly. Tom and Yvonne Pucci

April 14, 2014

Lora, our thoughts are with and your family during this difficult and sad time, May the love of family and friends sustain you in these difficult days.
Love, John and Jane Cato


April 14, 2014

Lora, our prayers are with you and your family. What a great man and friend Grant was!

Judy and Syd Heaton

April 14, 2014

Lora, our prayers are with you and your family. Grant was a special man and we will miss him a lot.