OBITUARY

Michael Vance Grant Sr.

December 3, 1948April 23, 2011

Michael Vance Grant, Sr., age 62, born 1948 in Rome, Georgia, passed away suddenly on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Mike and family moved to LaGrange, Georgia and he graduated from LaGrange High School. He began his work career with Textron and continued until 1980 when moving to Chattanooga, he and his brother Tony, started Grant and Associates, a Human Resource Consulting Firm. Mike always enjoyed helping others and did this through many civic organizations: The Boy Scouts, The Jaycees, President of the Hamilton Place Rotary Club, and the Signal Mountain Lions. His love for soccer was demonstrated with his dedication of developing Middle Valley Soccer and the Riverbend Soccer Festival. His dedication to the growth of Signal Crest United Methodist Church is shown through his involvement in many capacities. Mike is survived by his soul mate of 43 years, Tillie; son, M. Vance Grant, Jr. (Robyn); daughter, Cori (Patrick); mother-in-law, Mattie Williams; sister, Mary (Rick); brother, Bob, Jr. (Trish); brother-in-law, Ben (Cher), and the loves of his life, the special grandchildren, Mike III, Ella, Kit, and Charlie and by his nieces and nephew and other family members. He will be especially missed by his chocolate lab, Maggie. Mike loved God, Church and Family with his all at every moment. For all who knew him, renew your faith; hold your family close and love life as he would. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Signal Crest United Methodist Church Building Fund, 1005 Ridgeway Ave, Signal Mtn., TN 37377 or to the Mountain Education Foundation, 4425 Shackleford Ridge Road, Signal Mtn., TN 37377. The Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at Signal Crest United Methodist Church on Taft Highway with Rev. C. Mark Gooden officiating. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 1 to 3 p.m. Serving as honorary pallbearers are, Al Brannon, Tom Knight, Ray Boaz, George Simmons, Glenn Hobbs, Scott Robertson, Marshall Mize, Bill Heck Dr. Mike Wood, Owen Maddux, and Larry Richey. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 27, 2011
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Michael Vance Grant Sr.

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colby comer

May 20, 2011

Aunt Tillie,I really loved Uncle Mike. He was a great uncle and a good man.He always had a smile on his face wherever he was.He will always be missed and our family will always be in my prayers love to all.

Suzanne Maharry

May 19, 2011

I did not know Michael but I know Mary, his sister. I remember when we were in the eighth grade and Mary brought pictures of Michael and Tillie to school. Mary was so proud of her brothers. The pride in her voice and the look on her face when she spoke of Michael and Tillie was priceless. I will always remember Mary, my friend. I am truly sorry for the loss of this big brother. I know he was loved.

Deidre Reason

May 10, 2011

Tillie, I just found out the heartbreaking news about Mike. You and your family are in my prayers for the comfort, strength and peace that only God can give. My memories of Mike are of a genuinely friendly, caring person - always with a smile for everyone! I love you, Tillie.

mary gregory

May 9, 2011

There are no words to express the sadness that I feel. He was a great big brother and the rock of the family. I know that he is in heaven with mom, dad and brother Tony. That is the one thing that will keep me going and knowing I will see them again one day. I pray for you Tillie, Vance, and Cori that each day will be a little easier for you. Just always remember how much he loved his family. I will always love all of you.

Tim Hunt

May 4, 2011

Vance Jr. and (extended) family,

So sorry that your Dad left you so suddenly. His love for you shines through you - may his faith and yours be a comfort during this season of Resurrection.

With heartfelt sympathy -

Megan Helton

May 2, 2011

Mike Grant always made me feel so important and well-loved. He was a great man, consistently. I'm so sorry for your loss Cori, Tillie and Vance.

Rosalie Basten

May 1, 2011

I was shocked to hear about Mike. My soccer years are full with fond memories and even though we didn't share golf memories we DID reconnect as a result. I am so sorry for your loss.

April 30, 2011

Tillie, my heart goes out to you and your family.
Hugs and Love, Deborah Newell Reddy

April 29, 2011

Tillie, I was so sorry to hear about Mike. I had just reconnected with him in the last few weeks. I had written to tell him how much you and him had meant to me in my early years. We had planned to stay in touch, and I was looking forward to coming to Tenn. this summer and let you both met my wife. I cannot express my shock when I read it in the paper the other day. He was a special man and a friend. Our prayers are with you and the family. I know I will see Mike again and celebrate in a better place.
With Love and Sympathy
Jerry Parkerson

Heather Grant-Davis

April 29, 2011

Tillie, Cori and Vance,

I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Mike. I know that this will be a time of struggle for you all. However, know that he will be with you always. Memories in the heart are never forgotten. Thank you so much for welcoming me with open arms into the Grant family. You all have been a blessing.