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Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens

1000 S Highway 175, Seagoville, TX

OBITUARY

Edwin Gerald Grant Jr.

March 4, 1940August 3, 2019
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Edwin Gerald Grant, Jr. was born March 4, 1940 in Reading, Illinois and passed away on August 3, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 35 years Donna, brothers Roy and Gary and sister Rosalie. His five children Bill and Vicky Grant of Streator, IL, Cary Grant of Rowlett, TX, Jacqueline and Clint Henderson of Katy, TX, Crystal Coon of Balch Springs TX, son-in-law Arnie Coon of Drury, Missouri and Savannah and Kevin Molock of Balch Springs, TX. His ten grandchildren Natalie, Rachel, Jacob, Zachary, Ryan, Montgomery, Memphis, Karleigh, Joshua and William and his four great grandchildren Lathan, Carson, Michael and Gentry. He is proceeded in death by his parents Edwin Gerald Grant, Sr. and Marjorie Elizabeth Jenkins and his granddaughter Brittany Nicole. Ed was in the army from 1959-1965 and attended Carl Sandburg College where he studied business management. Ed spent his lifetime working and providing for his family. Most of his younger years were spent in distribution plant management. Through the years he would do anything that would provide a good living for his family. He was a servant of his community having served as the Municipal Judge and then as the Mayor for the City of Balch Springs, Texas. He was a handy man, owned a plumbing company with two of his friends and ran Peyton’s Place Storage for the last eleven and a half years. He was an avid member and board member of the American Legion post 507 donating countless hours to a cause that was near and dear to his heart. Many of Ed’s cherished friendships were made at the American Legion chatting over a beer or two. He loved to tell stories of his life and brag on how proud he was of his family. Ed was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. On most Sunday afternoons you would find him sitting in his recliner watching Nascar or golf with his sons and son in laws, waiting on that fabulous Sunday meal prepared by his wife, constantly cracking jokes on each other. He loved to pick with his sons as the competitiveness runs deep in his family. His greatest past time was being with his family, playing golf with his boys and grandsons Ryan and Joshua and watching his grandkids play sports. One of the things he loved to do was watch his granddaughter Montgomery play softball. In his eyes, she was the best softball player he had ever seen and he took every chance he could to brag on her. He also loved being the “bestest buddy” to his granddaughter Karleigh and the “tickle bug” to his grandsons Memphis and William. His love for his wife, five children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren were what he truly treasured the most. Anyone that met Ed knew just how proud he was of his family as that is what he spoke of the most. He loved to watch them all excel and never let a moment pass where he didn’t share his pride with each of them. Ed will be missed by the ones that loved him most.

Services

  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
  • Gravesde Service Thursday, August 8, 2019

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Natalie Setser

August 8, 2019

The time that I drove Nanny and Pawpaw to Illinois for Grandma Grants funeral. As soon as we stopped at a gas station in Illinois he said, “I need a beer!” He never said it, but I think it was probably because of my driving 😆.... I did not realize it at the time, but I will forever be thankful for that trip with him.

Natalie Setser

August 8, 2019

Pawpaw and I were comparing who’s belly was bigger. I won! 😉

Kevin Molock

August 7, 2019

I remeber the night I had Ed for his permission to marry savannah and he looked at me and said " well of course son I've been waiting for yall to get married, i thought yall were already...lol..but you didnt have to ask me" he gave me a big hug and said thank you for asking....
Ed will be missed greatly but never forgotten...

Gretta Smith

August 7, 2019

If you knew Mr. Ed, you loved him and held great respect for him. He was an awesome man and a devoted husband and father. May God hold you all in His comforting arms...Mr. Ed, thank you for being such an awesome friend....rest high on that mountain sir....

Rodney Oneal

August 6, 2019

I had the great fortune to spend a lot of time with Ed both as a business acquaintance and a personal friend we played many rounds of golf together with his sons Cary and Bill.. Ed was a wonderful person who always had a smile on his face and a true joy to be around he will be missed..

Denise Warren

August 6, 2019

I love the Grant family. Ed Grant was my go to guy. So very smart. If I had a question about anything, I could call him at any time and I know he always had the answer. He was a family man! Loved his family to the core of his heart. He loved veterans. Did all he could to help them. He will be missed by many in the community as he also gave his time. He was a proud man. He did so much good in his life. I will truly miss our talks Mr. Grant. May you rest in peace my friend.

Karen Mitchell

August 6, 2019

I pray your heart and soul finds comfort and may you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. I sure will miss seeing Ed at the post. He was a great man and will be missed by many, God bless you and your family Donna. RIP Ed my friend,

Jacqueline Henderson

August 6, 2019

My dad was my first love and my hero. I will miss you Daddy more than words could ever say. I rest in the fact that you are no longer in pain or suffering and your body is free from disease and you are with your parents and Brittany again. Love you daddy! Love, Jackie

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