Lewis C. Grant Jr.
August 24, 1947 – December 6, 2019
Lewis C. Grant Jr., age 72, of Jacksonville, North Carolina passed away on Friday December 6, 2019. Lewis was born August 24, 1947 in WV. He is preceded in death by his Father Lewis C. Grant Sr, his mother Geraldine L. Grant, his brother Charlie R. Grant and his sister Constance Tolbert. He is survived by a sister Penny Grant, a brother Jerry Dean Grant. Two daughters Rachael Maire Grant and Angela Renee Graham. four grandchildren: Megan, Brennan, Elizabeth and Abigail.
He is a Vietnam Era Navy Veteran. Lewis moved to Jacksonville NC in 2016 to be near his daughters and grandchildren. Lewis will always be remembered for his love of family, friends, children, dogs, RC cola, reese's cups, Superman, Bingo, westerns and Happy Days. Fair Winds and following seas, Snooks.
A memorial service will be held Monday December 16 at 2:00pm at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC.
Lewis C. Grant Jr.
December 11, 2019
My brother Lewis had to overcome many challenges in his lifetime. One thing remained true regardless of circumstance; he loved our mother and he was protective of her to the best of his abilities in her later years.
He also enjoyed Bingo (especially when he won), shopping at the local second-hand store for gifts for Mama, classic car shows, and the road trips to Maine, Vermont, Canada, and Niagara Falls that I took him and Mama on. I took them to their first casino in Montreal and he absolutely loved the One-Armed Bandit slot machines. He was so much fun on these trips.
Some of my favorite memories of him are from our childhood: when he taught me to ride my bicycle without training wheels, helped me build a go-cart, trips to the A&W Drive-in for Root Beer Floats, and when he danced with me at one of the neighborhood street dances we had in front of our house in Half Moon Heights when I was a little girl.
He was the best brother a girl could ask for. I feel honored that he was mine. He will be greatly missed.
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You can shed tears that he is gone
or you can smile because he has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left us.
Your heart can be empty because you can't see him
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember him and only that he’s gone
or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what he’d want: smile, open your eyes, love, and go on.