A Celebration of Life Service for Allen Dale Grant Sr., 58, will be Saturday, September 27, 2014, from 1-5 p.m. at Heroes Restaurant and Grill. Mr. Grant donated his body to the University of Alabama Science Department in hopes of finding a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Mr. Grant passed away August 21, 2014 at his residence. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather with a big heart. Survivors include his wife, Julie Pike, of Weaver; his ex-wife, Pamela Ford, of Weaver; three sons, Dale Grant, of Weaver, Brandon Pike (Jennifer), of Millbrook, and Austin Pike, of Weaver; a daughter, Katelyn Grant of Boaz; mother-in-law, Mary Nell Redden, of Roanoke; five grandchildren; a niece, Lou Ann Pollard; a nephew, Charlie Pollard and great-nephew, Jake Pollard (Lauren); great-great-nephew, Jacob Tyler Pollard; special friends, Ricky Ramsey (Connie), Kenny Dishman, (The Bubster) Scott Willingham, Buddy Jennings and Mike Crosley (Ann). Allen is preceded in death by his daughter, Alana Grant; mother, Delores Grant; sister, Pat Pollard and brother-in-law, John Pollard. Allen was a native of Michigan and a lifelong resident of Weaver. He was a graduate of Weaver High School and attended Indian Oak Christian Church. He served in the U.S. Army and National Guard and retired from Anniston Army Depot in Bynum. He also delivered flowers for Alana's Lenlock Flowers and Gifts. He was an Avid Alabama Fan. A special thanks to Gentiva Hospice, Dr. Reddy, Dr. Chalk, Dr. Elobiedie, Dr. Christine and his attorney Drew Senter. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the UAB Cancer Research Center. Online condolences at www.graybrown service.com.
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Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 23, 2014