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In Memory of

G. Richard Grant

June 16, 1931 - November 27, 2016

Obituary


BEDFORD -- Richard "Dick" Grant passed away at 85 years young on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Fort Worth.



In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231, or Santa Monica College Foundation, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif., 90405.



Richard was born June 16, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to George and Lillian Grant. He attended the University School in Cleveland, Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica City College. Richard graduated in 1955 from the University of Southern California. He was a member of Kappa...

BEDFORD -- Richard "Dick" Grant passed away at 85 years young on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Fort Worth.



In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231, or Santa Monica College Foundation, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif., 90405.



Richard was born June 16, 1931, in Cleveland, Ohio, to George and Lillian Grant. He attended the University School in Cleveland, Santa Monica High School and Santa Monica City College. Richard graduated in 1955 from the University of Southern California. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity at USC, and worked as a lifeguard in Santa Monica at beach stand No. 1. Richard was a varsity letterman in high school and college; he played football, baseball, water polo and golf. He was a scratch golfer, and an avid skier and he loved sports throughout his life. He retired as a senior vice president after 35 years in the electronics industry with Hamilton Avnet. Richard was a member of Las Colinas Country Club for over 40 years.



Richard was a loving man who was dedicated to his wife and family. They raised their six children in Grapevine. They traveled the world, and recently returned from their 37th trip to Cancun.



He will be missed for his loving spirit, beautiful smile, positive outlook and his "can do" attitude, and zest for life.



Richard is survived by his beloved wife, JoAnne Venners Grant, of 47 years; children, Deborah Tapp Fuqua, Mari Grant Jacobson, Damon Kermit Paramore, Teri Grant Jurecka, Holly Grant Schreiber and Scott Richard Grant; grandchildren, Jennifer Gugel, Tiffany Bentley, Courtney Kniatt, Micah Tapp, Natalie Paramore, Nikki Woodward, Michael Jacobson, Melodie Paramore, Alexander Jacobson, Kayla Schreiber, Connor Jacobson and Gabriella Grant; great-grandchildren, Gwen Gugel, Eve Gugel, Logan Kniatt, Kendall Tapp- Gazzaway, Alexander Bentley and Wyatt Woodward.



"Have a SUPER day . . . life!"