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Derwood Zant, 96, of Greenwood, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at his residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial with military honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born Feb. 12, 1916, in Breckenridge, Texas, to Mae and Joseph Zant. He was a veteran of World War II and was wounded in Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He owned D.C. Zantâ€™s Fix It Shop until moving to Greenwood in 2007. He was a member of North Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Gene Zant and wife Zeba of Greenwood; two grandchildren: Melody Holder and husband Jason of Waco and Allen Zant and wife Stephanie of Denton; and two great grandchildren: Jacob Holder and Michael Holder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Nathan, Kurt and Joe, and one sister Alice.
Pallbearers will be Allen Zant, Jason Holder, Joe Don Zant Jr., Ty Zant, Ronnie Feland and Daniel Drake.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com