James B. Grant

December 13, 1924December 9, 2012

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.

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Maudiena Crumley

December 21, 2012

My heart has been with you. Uncle RC brought me the beautitul obituary and I read it with tears. It held so much info i did not know. Who ever wrote it did a good job. On brighter thougts, he is in heaven with God and My MoM, Madeline. NO pain and happy to be with all his family gone before. We will see him some day when it is our turn to go. LOts fo love and prayers
Maudiena Crumley, Ringgold GA

Susan and Lake George

December 14, 2012

Dear Ventrice, Lake and I were so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kelli and Robert Cook

December 14, 2012

Robert and I send heartfelt condolences to all of you. We have many wonderful memories of James, and we will miss him. Even though we can't be there with you, we are holding you close in our hearts today. With love and sympathy for your loss.

Linda McKeithen

December 14, 2012

Hello My name is Linda Brown McKeithen-Mr. Grant was one of the sweetest and caring men I have ever known. He was always helpful, my Mother and Dad lived accross the street from Mr. and Mrs. Grant and was so very fond of them both. Every time I saw him He always had a smile on his face. This world is emptier now but where he is much fuller.

angela pomraning

December 14, 2012

So very sorry about your father, Cherie!!!! My our Lord bless, keep amd comfort you and family through this utmost times of sorrow!!! love ya, girl!!!!

December 13, 2012

Wow our family was saddened to hear of Mr. Grants passing, we have been friends with his family for over 40 years, we have nothing but good things to say about James.... He was always there to listen to give advice or just see that smile from him and his wife....RIP James

For the Commander, Carroll R. Michaud

December 13, 2012

The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to James B. Grant our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for James. And to James it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during WW-II while serving in the U.S. Navy and during the Korean and Vietnam Wars while serving in the U.S. Air Force. James, we thank you for your continued service in the VFW District 12 Honor Guard. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion, I extend our sympathies and our condolences to James' family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 S. Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

December 12, 2012

Mrs Grant and all the Children and Grand Children,
My heart was saddent to hear of the passing of Mr Grant. He was a FINE and FRIENDLY GENTLEMAN. I moved on Viosca St 40 years ago and it has been an honor to have him as a friend, in fact the entire Grant Family. Please do not hesitate to call on me if you need ANYTHING. I PRAY that GOD, FAMILY, and FRIENDS will be your strength and comfort during this difficult time. Larry Poole

Frances Bryan

December 12, 2012

I remember Mr. Grant from BMC days . A true gentleman. Last time I talked to him he was the same as always.Never down . He will be missed.