William H. Grant

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William H. Grant, 72, of DeLand, Fla., formerly of Brookville (Emerickville) passed away on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at home.
William, better known as "Wacky Bill," was born on July 10, 1944, in Hazen, Pa., the son of the late James E. Grant and Bertha Vandervort Grant.
On April 17, 1971, he married Carol Fye of Brookville, Pa.
Bill attended the Brookville Area Schools, later attaining his GED then serving in the US Navy for 4 years on the U.S.S. Bon Homme Richard during the Vietnam War.
Bill loved doing anything and everything that had to do with cars and even building his own version of a 1932 Ford from scratch to use for local Cruize In's and car shows. He also enjoyed NASCAR, attending car shows and the best of all, auctions.
Bill is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Carol; two sons, Jason Grant (wife Liz) and Scott Grant, both of DeLand, Fla.; two brothers, Don Grant (wife Maryann) of Brookville, Pa., and John Grant (wife Joyce) of DuBois, Pa.; two granddaughters, Vanessa and Renee Grant; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert Grant; and four sisters: Aldean Burrows, Louise Hilton, Betty Wiles, and Elaine Wells.
The family will receive friends Sunday, March 5, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Main St. Brookville, PA 15825. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Koehler officiating.
Internment will take place at the Beechwoods Cemetery, Washington Twp., Jefferson Co., Pa., and full military honors will be presented by the Brookville American Legion Post #102 and the Raymond B. Hetrick VFW Post #204 at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gateway Humane Society, 1211 Airport Rd., Falls Creek, PA 15840; the Beechwoods Presbyterian Church, 14 Beechwood Rd., Falls Creek, PA 15840; or to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the care of the Peterson Funeral Home, 153 Jefferson St., Brookville, PA 15825, (814) 849-8355.
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 1 to Mar. 5, 2017
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