Samuel B. Grant
72, of Newcomerstown and formerly of East Sparta, passed away Tuesday Dec. 25, 2012 in his residence. Born May 4, 1940 in Bellaire, Ohio, he was a son of the late Nellie (Grant) Bell. He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Superior Brand Meats at Massillon and was a U. S. Navy Veteran.
His wife, the former Rita Stegall, preceded him in death July 14, 2009. He is survived by three children, Kathy Grant-Sexton of Canton, Melissa (Tim) Hudson of Navarre and Samantha Grant of Canton; three estranged children, Nellie Maurer of Dennison, Eric Grant of Georgia and Rodney Grant of Florida; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and two brothers, Russell Bell of Naples, Florida and Francis Grant of Michigan. In addition to his mother and wife he was preceded in death by a sister, Millie Wilson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar, Ohio. Rev. Janice Strawn will officiate and burial will follow in Grandview-Union Cemetery at Strasburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12 noon until time of services at 2 p.m. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.
Published in The Repository on Dec. 31, 2012