Samuel and Rita Grant
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 Times Reporter on Dec. 31, 2012