Sechrest Funeral Service

1301 East Lexington Ave, High Point, NC


Truett Allen Grant

June 19, 1930June 7, 2020
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Greensboro – Truett Allen Grant passed away on Sunday, June 7, 2020, just a few days shy of ninety years old. He was born on June 19, 1930 in High Point, NC, to the late L.L. and Elsie Blankenship Grant. Truett was a lifelong member of Green Street Baptist Church in High Point. He was a Duke University graduate. While at Duke, he was an all-conference tackle. Sports were Truett's first calling, and his passion and talent in football followed after college by playing in the NFL with both the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles. Truett started out in sales with the 3M Company in High Point and retired after forty-two years of service as the Director of the Furniture and Fabric Industry Center. Following his retirement, he continued to work by starting TAG Associates and was a manufacturing rep. for Bramble Furniture. Truett served on the board of directors with the Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina. He was honored by them by having a memory care unit named after him at Brookridge in Winston-Salem. He is preceded in death by his parents; and four brothers and sisters, Worth Grant, Roy Lee Grant, Marse Grant and Carolyn Delap. Truett is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Betty Simmons Grant; daughters, Pam Oys (John) and Denny Leonard (Jerry); four grandchildren, Auston Grant Oys, Kasie Oys Palmer, Amanda Brooke Leonard and Grant Allen Leonard; two great-grandchildren, Charlie Oys Palmer and Ollie Grant Palmer. A funeral service for Truett will be held at 1:00 pm, on Friday, June 12, 2020, at Green Street Baptist Church in High Point, NC, with Pastor Brandon Ware and Pastor Blythe Wall officiating. A visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow at Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Truett’s name to Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina, Inc., P.O. Box 11024, Winston-Salem, NC 27116. Sechrest Funeral Service is honored to serve the Grant family. Memories and online condolences for the Grant family may be made at www.sechrestfunerals.com.


  • L.L. Grant, Father (deceased)
  • Elsie Blankenship Grant, Mother (deceased)
  • Betty Simmons Grant, Wife
  • Pam Oys (John), Daughter
  • Denny Leonard (Jerry), Daughter
  • Worth Grant, Brother (deceased)
  • Roy Lee Grant, Brother (deceased)
  • Marse Grant, Sister (deceased)
  • Carolyn Delap, Sister (deceased)
  • Auston Grant Oys, Grandchild
  • Kasie Oys Palmer, Grandchild
  • Amanda Brooke Leonard, Grandchild
  • Grant Allen Leonard, Grandchild
  • Charlie Oys Palmer, Great Grandchild
  • Ollie Grant Palmer, Great Grandchild

  • Robert Lain
  • Bubba Judy
  • Jerry Leonard
  • Jacob Palmer
  • Grant Leonard
  • Austin Oys
  • John Oys
  • Bruce Miller
  • Albert Prillaman
  • Preston Hughes
  • Roger Moore
  • Bud Frosh
  • Tom Haley
  • Archie Morris

  • Baptist Retirement Homes of North Carolina Inc.


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 12, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, June 12, 2020


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Robert Bramble

June 15, 2020

Truett was larger than life.

He was like a grandfather to me and everyone in the Bramble Company.

Always had a joke...which we might of hear more than once but they would get better every time he shared it.

He will be missed and the shows will not be the same without him.

Thank you Truett for believing in us the way you did.

Susan Towery

June 12, 2020

I met Truett 34 yrs ago when I started working at FLS. I always loved his stories, his jokes and just enjoyed his company when he came to the store. He was such a gentle and kind man. He invited me to a Duke basketball game with other friends and we had the best time. Heaven has gained an angel. Prayers to the family.

Maggie Rucinska

June 12, 2020

Truett will be missed by so many. So glad I got to know him and your family. He was a great man and father.

Carl Doeksen

June 11, 2020

I first met Truett in the 90's as he was easing his way into retirement. I was traveling a lot from St. Paul to High Point. If we ever needed an audience for a new product launch, or a conference, Truett could pull in though leaders, executives and academics from the titans of the woodworking and furniture industry. I did not know him well, but I heard many legendary stories from his friends, over the years. I recall that he hit a hole in one, during a golf tournament and won a car! He was a lucky man. My fondest memory was picking up Truett and Bobby Lain at Minneapolis airport, in 1996. We had tickets to the 3M Championship Senior PGA event (it was then then known as the Burnet Senior Classic and would later officially become the 3M Championship). Anyway, it was the hottest day of the year. I picked up Truett and Bobby at the airport in my Ford F150 ... no rear seat in those days! We all piled into the front seat of that pickup and drove to Coon Rapids, MN to one of the great public courses in the nation, Bunker Hills. Upon arrival at Bunker Hills, I witnessed something special. All the golfers knew Truett! I remember him introducing me to guys like Don January and Miller Barber. It was an amazing day, and I will never forget it. And who can ever forget that big Duke Blue Demon he had in his office at the 3M Furniture & Fabric Industry Center!

Steve Crihfield

June 11, 2020

Dear Betty, I was saddened to learn of Treutt's passing away. I enjoyed his company and only wish I had had more of it. My father also thought a great deal of Treutt and they were friendly. Please accept my sympathy and I know that this was not totally a surprise. Sincerely, Steve

Dave & Tracy Davidson

June 11, 2020

Our condolences to Truett's entire family! Truett was my 3M Sales Manager from 1986 -91. I learned so much from Truett about selling, customer relationships and managing people. Tracy and I enjoyed his stories, his humor and most of all his friendship! He will be missed!
-Dave & Tracy Davidson

Janet Odum

June 10, 2020

I met Pam many, many years ago growing up and attending the same schools. We became good friends which resulted in me meeting her parents, Truett and Betty. I spent many nights with the Grant family and have so many fond memories of Truett. His big smile when he called out my name will always be with me . Truett was always a joy to be around and his bubbly personality will be remembered. He will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family. God Bless.

Dianna Shortridge

June 10, 2020

My Dearest Grant Family,
Twenty-seven years ago, I was blessed to grace the front door of your home. My journey with you started out as your housekeeper and over the years, it grew into a friendship of unconditional love. The last two years of this journey took me in a different direction with our friendship, I became your caregiver. I was blessed again with the honor of taking care of you and returning the friendship, love and loyalty that you had shown me over the years. Our journey has ended now, but your memory will forever remain in my heart.

Dianna & Robert

Meredith Smothers

June 10, 2020

I met Truett through the furniture industry. There was never a kinder or more generous friend than Truett. We shared many laughs and stories over the years. He loved people and everyone loved him! Nobody told a joke like Truett!

Gene Garlock

June 10, 2020

I had the good fortune to be associated with Truet as a 3M
business associates for 15 years.
A truly fine man that knew and
was respected by everyone in
the industry.
My sincere condolences to Betty
and his family
Simply stated , he was a great guy!!
Gene Garlock