SASAKWA-Services for Gregory James Grant, 56, longtime resident of the Sasakwa area, are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Philemon Missionary Baptist Church in Ada. Houston Tiger, pastor, and the Rev. Willie Guient are officiating. Burial follows at Rosedale Cemetery. A Wake service is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Criswell Funeral Home.
Mr. Grant died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at an Ada hospital. He was born March 4, 1956, in Ada, to Cornelius and Amanda Lee "Mandy" Williams Grant.
He grew up in Santa Barbara, Calif., attended Santa Barbara and Port Huenme schools and graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1973 where he broke CIF track and field records and was an All State and All Conference CIF Football player. He also attended Santa Barbara City College and vo-tech for mechanic engineer.
Mr. Grant was employed as a grader operator with Seminole County.
He is survived by his longtime girlfriend, Jan Warrior; son and daughter-in-law, Amari and Titania White, Seminole; two daughters and a son-in-law, Charmaine Grant Bruner and Mike Breuner, Ardmore, and Nicole Grant, Ontario, Calif.; his mother, Mandy Lee Grant, Ada; seven grandchildren, Sefuan "Papi," Deja, Malayja, Michael Jr. "Bug," Angelina, Daniel, and Xavier; six sisters and one brother, Ida Pointer-Gomez, Carpentaria, Calif., Susan Grant, Ada, Sandra Grant, Oklahoma City, Doris Grant, Carpentaria, Calif., Mary Grant, Oklahoma City, Jackie Grant, Oklahoma City, and Charles Grant, Ada; an uncle, Walter Grant, Ada; 33 nephews and nieces; 60 great-nephews and nieces; 12 great-great nephews and nieces; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, his sister, and great nephew, Cornelius Grant in 1999, Charlene Grant in 1995, and Isiah McCullar in 1994.
Bearers are his grandsons and nephews. Honorary bearers are Mike Bruner, Lee Shamburger, Wayne Hopper, Dewayne Bundy, David Osborn, Floyd Osborn, Cubby, Manuel Callahan, Pete Callahan, Russell Warrior, Wallace Phurnan, Charles Grant, Eugene Osborn, Eugene “Peanut” Pointer, Glen Pickens, Shannon Akins, Leon Daniels, Gus Williams and Frazier Williams.
Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to criswellfh.com.
Criswell Funeral Home, Ada