Those we love truly never die…but live in our hearts forever. To all who knew him, they loved him. His smile will be enjoyed by all he greets in heaven. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He was the owner of Architect One Plus. He was an avid LSU fan and an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time with his family. He's a two time graduate from LSU, with degrees in Architectural Engineering. He died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville, LA. He was 78 and born May 4, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio and was a resident of Prairieville, LA. Visitation will be held at Ourso Funeral Home - 13533 Airline Hwy, Gonales, LA - on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visitation will resume on Monday, June 17, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church - 15208 Hwy 73, Prairieville, LA - from 9:30 a.m. until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., celebrated by Rev. Eric Gyan. Entombment will follow at the Hope Haven Garden of Memory Cemetery in Prairieville, LA, with military honors to be rendered. He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Shirley Miller Richardson Grant of Prairieville, LA; two stepdaughters, Vanessa Kling of Prairieville, LA and Wendy Evans and husband Wes of Buchannon, West Virginia; and two stepsons, Danny Richardson and wife Janna of Gonzales, LA and Keith Richardson and wife Donna of St. Amant, LA. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stewart and Hazel Forrester Grant. Pallbearers will be Jake Beck, Cody Echeverria, Dean Evans, Deric Richardson, Jason Richardson, Casey Richardson, Terry Pesson, and John Melancon. Honorary pallbearers will be Wes Evans, Jeremy Echeverria, and Sage Richardson. You may visit our website to offer condolences at www.oursofhcom. Ourso Funeral Home, Gonzales, in charge of arrangements.
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Published in The Advocate from June 14 to June 17, 2013