Grant L. Childs
GRANT L. CHILDS

AUGUST 7, 2015

Grant L. Childs, 38, of Fort Myers, FL., died unexpectedly August 7, 2015. Grant was born May 29, 1977 in Battle Creek, the son of James "Jim" and Karyl (Kellogg) Childs. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Biology from Michigan State University. He worked at Preferred Materials in the asphalt division as a Senior Account Manager. Grant married the love of his life, Noelle Childs in 2006. They shared 9 years of marital bliss and have 3 amazing children.

Grant had a love for life like no other. Every person he encountered became his friend. Selfless, loyal and trustworthy are just a few of his admirable qualities. He had a love for the Spartans and enjoyed spending time outdoors playing with his children. Most of all, Grant enjoyed spending time with his wife and his three kids.

Grant is survived by his wife, Noelle and their three children, Austin, Avery and Aiden; his parents, James and Karyl Childs; a brother, Joshua (Stacy) Childs; his mother-in-law, Colette Waugh; a brother-in-law, William Waugh; his aunts and uncles, Jack (Pam) Childs, Letah (Cliff) Samuelson, Karl (Alison) Childs, Ted (Carmen) Kellogg, Tim (Lori) Kellogg, Jan (Kyle) Vick and Gary (Sue) Marchionini; 16 cousins and 3 nieces.

Grant was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A memorial service in Grant's honor will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at 10am at St. John XXIII Catholic Church located on Palomino Drive in Fort Myers, Florida.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gateway Give Foundation in care of Grant Childs family fund 9834 Weather Stone Place, Fort Myers, FL 33913.




Published by The News-Press on Aug. 13, 2015.
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21 Entries
Nancy Koski Mahaney
Friend
August 5, 2020
This loss will forever hurt my heart
Nancy Koski Mahaney
Neighbor
August 5, 2019
Noelle, I am so sorry for your loss. You both were so kind to my husband and myself. Grant will greatly be missed. God bless
Vickie Hamilton
August 31, 2015
Karyl, My heart is so sad for your family. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Pat Graw
August 29, 2015
Ken and I, Kathleen, Edwards from Sandy Pines Lot #N8 are so very sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words. Just know that we care.
August 28, 2015
Noelle and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about Grant. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. God Bless.
Mica Lanier
August 27, 2015
I wanted to say I am so sorry Noelle . You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Susan and I are thinking of you
Colleen Black
August 19, 2015
My heart is heavy having just learned of your loss. Grant worked on our committee as a volunteer for the Lee Memorial Cancer foundation, and I knew him from church. What a super nice and enthusiastic person. He will truly be missed by many. My sincere sympathies to your family.
Debby Welsh
August 19, 2015
I had the pleasure of working with grant for a few months at Lowes Of NE Fort Myers. He always had a smile everyday and the best attitude ever. Grant was always willing to help in need with a smile on his face, What A Great Guy He Was. I'm sending My condolences out to his family. I will keep you all in prayer!
Utika Bronson
August 15, 2015
I had the pleasure of working with grant for a few months at Lowes Of NE Fort Myers. He always had a smile everyday and the best attitude ever. Grant was always willing to help in need with a smile on his face, What A Great Guy He Was. I'm sending My condolences out to his family. I will keep you all in prayer!
Utika Bronson
August 15, 2015
May his family find peace in this trying time. Such a great loss to a wonderful family.
Rose Mary Gammieri
August 15, 2015
Sorry for your loss
Bert/Marilyn Cameron
August 15, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ash & Dianne Persad
August 14, 2015
Our Deepest Sympathy Your neighbors Gary,Lynn,Allison and Cozmo
August 13, 2015
Noelle and family, sending you many prayers and hoping that you find comfort, love and support with your family, friends and memories of Grant. I'll always remember him as a one of the nicest persons I've ever had the privilege of knowing for a short while.
Yvonne Avery
August 13, 2015
No
Nancy Koski Mahaney
August 13, 2015
Noelle and kids,
Steve and I do not have the words to express your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Memories do help you get through the rough times.
We remember you both as one of our Hidden Links neighbors- you with your Michigan shirts and our Kansas Jayhawks.
Diane and Steve Bailes
August 12, 2015
I was shocked to see this on the news last night. I worked with Grant at Lowe's. From the brief time he was there he always kept that big smile & was always very nice & helpful. I send my condolences to his family & I will keep you all in my prayers.
Shameka
August 12, 2015
OMG!!! I can't hardly believe what I read in the paper. I am so so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Miss you guys. Love ya, Paul and Pat
August 11, 2015
Jim, Karyl and family, My heart aches for the loss of your son Grant. Though I didn't know him personally, I know that he was a wonderful person because of you, his parents. There are no words to express the sadness I feel for you. God bless you and your entire family. May he guide you in the days to come and bless you always- Frannie(Lok) O'Neil
August 11, 2015
The world lost a remarkable young man. I have known Grant and Josh since they and my daughters were involved with Episcopal Vacation Bible School, EYC, Rally's, etc. My heart goes out to Noelle, their children, and the rest of the family.
Maryanne Mitchell
August 11, 2015
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