Gerald Grant

Henry Gerald Grant, 86, of Statesville, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Gordon Hospice House. He was born February 14, 1927 in Alexander County and was the son of the late John Everett Grant and Irene Waugh Grant.

Mr. Grant was a graduate of Stony Point High School and served in the US Navy during WWII. On July 5, 1947 he married Nellie Dagenhart Grant, who survives.  Mr. Grant was worked as Director of Maintenance for Davis Hospital and later worked for Hunt Mfg.

He was a charter member of Grace Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon. He was a past master of Mt. Moriah Lodge #690 where he was a certified lecturer, a member of the Scottish Rite and also a Shriner.

Gerald found his mission from the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25:40 when He said:           “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.”

Gerald loved his fellow man and volunteered his talents to individuals, family and friends as well as the larger groups he served.  None did he love more than 5th Street Ministries.  He received many honors, awards and achievements but his true purpose was to serve his fellow man.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Ballard W. Grant, a sister, Catherine G. Sherrill and a nephew, David W. Grant.

Along with his wife, he is survived by a son, Gerald V. Grant (Gail), of Statesville, two daughters, Phyllis G. Munson (John), of Mooresville and Jean G. Gibson (Greg), of Boonville, NC. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, John E. Grant, Matthew I. Grant, Robert C. Maxey, Jr., Rachel Maxey Homesley, Rebecca Christa Maxey, Grant E. Gibson, Amy Johnson and Brad Gibson, four great-grandchildren, Isabella D. Grant, Wyatt C. Grant, Sawyer S. Grant and Nellie June Greer. He is further survived by a sister, Faye G. Sherrill, of Stony Point and sister-in-law, Helen M. Grant, of Columbia, SC.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 PM Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Grace Baptist Church with Rev. Gary West and Rev. David Comer officiating. Burial will follow in the Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery in Alexander County with full military honors provided by VFW Post 10, 000 of Hiddenite and VFW Post 5456 of Taylorsville. Pallbearers will be Grandsons, John Grant, Matt Grant, Rob Maxey, Grant Gibson, Keith Sherrill and Randy Sherrill. Honorary pallbearers are Steve Sherrill, Michael Sherrill and Aaron Moore. The family will visit with friends Wednesday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at Nicholson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Fifth St. Ministries, 1400 5th St., Statesville, NC 28677, or Grace Baptist Church, 719 Club Dr. Statesville, NC 28677 or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd. Statesville, NC 28625.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Jean Stroupe, Bobbie Northern, Latisha Agnew, and Melinda Hayes for their extra special care and support along with many friends who visited, some daily, for their love and support.

Online condolences may be made to the family at nichlsonfunerals.com

Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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7 Responses to Gerald Grant

  1. Betty Beckham says:

    Phyllis and John
    We are so very sorry of the loss of your Dad. We did not get to know him personally, but the stories you have told about him let us know what a wonderful man he was and how much you will miss him. We are sorry we cannot be with you today, please know you and your family are in our prayers.
    Our deepest sympathy and much love.
    Donnie, Betty, Steven and Amy

  2. Sarah Kylander and Family says:

    Jean, Greg, and Grant
    I am sorry I am not able to stand by your side right now but please know you are in my heart, my thoughts and my prayers. I love you!

  3. kathy goodman (john & sloane) says:

    i was so sad to hear the about Gerald. he was a very kind man and i always noticed his nice smile when were at Grace. please know our prayers and love are with you all! with deepest love & respects, kathy, john, sloane

  4. Judy Patterson says:

    Nellie and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Gerald’s passing. What a wonderful man who always gave above and beyond to everything and everyone. The years he was my work supervisor at Davis Hospital were great. It was an honor to work for him. He was a good friend also. So glad our lives crossed. He was a blessing to all. Unfortunately, I am out of town and unable to attend his service. Sending prayers of comfort to you.

  5. Charles & Betty Fortner says:

    Nellie,Thinking of you with sympathy & love. Charles & Betty Fortner

  6. Bill and Loral Munson says:

    Phyllis and John,
    We are sorry to learn of your family’s loss. Please know that we are thinking of you during this difficult time.

    Bill and Loral

  7. Karen (Payne) and Ray Moose says:

    Our deepest sympathy.

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