Grant Allen Ness, 35, passed away at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., following a tragic automobile accident.
Grant grew up in Lakeland, Fla., and graduated with the class of "96 from Lakeland High School. He then earned his BA degree in history from the State University of New York in Potsdam. While at Potsdam Grant was a member of Tau Epsilon Pi Fraternity. After graduating, Grant moved back to Florida where he taught and coached middle school in Winter Haven and Jacksonville. Since 2006 Grant has lived in St. Augustine, Fla., and has worked in customer service for Publix.
Grant is survived by his parents, Allen and Melody Ness of Oswego, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Robert and Delores Ness of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Allen Ness, and maternal grandparents, Arthur and Faith Sampson.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Craig Funeral Home followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Augustine. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Oakhill Burial Park in Lakeland.
In lieu of flowers a memorial donation may be made in Grant"s memory to St. Johns Ecumenical Ministries Food Pantry, PO Box 860191, St. Augustine, FL 32086.
Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park (www.craigfuneralhome.com) is in charge of the arrangements.