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.
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Published by The News-Press on Aug. 13, 2015.