Jimmy Grant, 66, of Big Spring died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, at his residence. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Graveside services with military honors will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Coahoma Cemetery with Chaplain Lynn Robertson of Compass Hospice officiating.
He was born Sept. 13, 1945, in Devine, Texas, to Gertrude and Albert Grant. He has been a lifetime resident of Howard County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from October 1964 until September 1967. He was a Baptist.
He married Sharon Gregg on June 12, 1997.
Jimmy was a truck driver, having worked 11 years for Western Container and six years for the City of Big Spring, retiring in March 2007. He then worked for Walker Construction from November 2007 until his illness. He had also worked for the Big Spring Herald and San Angelo Standard Times.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Grant of Big Spring; three sons, Joey Grant and wife Sally, David Grant and wife Tia of Sand Springs and Mike (Skeeter) Grant and wife Tiffiny of Lubbock; seven grandchildren, MaKinsey Grant, Tanner Grant, Clay Grant, Andrea Amaro and husband Shane Burt, Adrian Grant, Elissa Thompson and Kelsey Grant; four great-grandchildren, Karleigh Paige Burt, Kyle Ray Grant, Logan Ryan Grant and Jackson Grant; two adopted granddaughters, Tawna Moore and Ashley Born; three brothers, Gary Grant, Jeters Grant and wife Beverly and Keith Grant and wife Sharon; one sister, Pam Grant; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Albert Lee Grant, Randy Grant and Tony Grant.
Pallbearers will be Shane Burt, Adrian Grant, Ronnie Grant, Jeremy Grant, Allan Grant, Rodney Grant, Russell Grant and Tony Jetton.
Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Grant, Randy Roach, Edward Roach, Buddy Everette, Travis Dyer, Jessie Baker, Clay Grant, Paul Stuteville, Woody Taylor, Steve Watson and Raul Castillo.
Arrangements are Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com