Almarty Grant Sr.

PEORIA - Almarty C. "Marty" Grant Sr., 26, of Peoria passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012, at 11:30 p.m. at OSF Saint Francis Center Hospital.

He was born Dec. 16, 1985, in Peoria, Ill., to David Woodard Jr. and Brenda Grant Jr.

Almarty was a cook and welder for Hardees and Keystone, and he loved being with family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories his father, David Woodard Jr. of Peoria; his mother, Brenda Marie Grant Jr. of Junction City, Kan.; two sons, Almarty Grant Jr. (mother, Britteny Hines) and Martez Desean Grant (fiancee, Ebony Davis), all of Peoria; two brothers, Marcus Grant of Abilene, Kan., and T.J. Grant of Junction City, Kan.; two sisters, Kyisha and Marie Woodard, both of Peoria; one grandmother, Brenda Grant Sr., and one grandfather, Marcus Thompson, both of Peoria; and other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, William Grant Sr.

He was last employed at Hardees in Bartonville, Ill.

Services will be held Thursday, May 31, 2012, at 11 a.m., with visitation commencing one hour prior at 10 a.m. at T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel. Kendall Grainger will officiate. Almarty will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Cemetery. The family has chosen T.W. Parks Colonial Chapel to handle the final arrangements of their loved one.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on May 30, 2012