John Walter Grant, 81, of Crystal River, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Hospice House, Lecanto. A native of Miami, Fla., he was born July 6, 1931, one of eight children to Walter and Daisy (Jones) Grant. He moved here in 1974 from Ojus, Fla., and was a lifelong truck driver, most recently with D.A.B. Construction in Citrus County. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Crystal River and was a U.S. Army
and National Guard veteran. Mr. Grant loved the outdoors and especially loved to do his yard work, both for himself as well as his neighbors. John was well loved by everyone.
He leaves behind his wife of 17 1/2 years, Helen Grant of Crystal River; his children, John K. Grant (Janet), Jim W. Grant and Bonnie McEwen (Tom); his stepchildren, Linda Kealey, David, Steve and Mark Burrows; his brother, Clarence Grant; his sister, Lillian Whitby; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his first wife, Bessie Grant; siblings, Dolly, Hannah, Annie, Joe, Jennie; and granddaughter, Beckie Outler.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, from Bible Baptist Church, with pastors Tom Reaves and Ronnie Reid officiating, 5740 W. Norvell Bryant Highway (C.R. 486), Crystal River, FL 34429. Call 352-795-4389. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa.