Born: May 8, 1930, Died: August 25, 2016
Benjamin (Ben) Franklin Grant, age 86, a resident of 1751 Ephesus Church Road, Blounts Creek, NC passed away August 25 2016.
A graveside service with military honors will be held 3:00pm Sunday, August 28, 2016 at the Ecklin Cemetery on Ephesus Church Road in Blounts Creek NC. The following will serve as honorary pallbearers: Jack Bobbitt, Jim Lewis, Joe Cutler, (the late) Billy Lewis, (the late) Mayhew Banks and (the late) Fred Hollis.
Ben Grant was born May 8, 1930, son of the late Uriah Grant, and Elizabeth Phillips Grant of Goose Nest Township in Martin County NC. On December 12 1959, he married the former Mary Cathron King who preceded him in death January 18 2002. He actively served and was honorably discharged from the United States Army in 1955. He was retired from the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Road Maintenance Division, a member of Smyrna Free Will Baptist Church of Blounts Creek NC, and Disabled American Veterans Post 48 of Washington NC. He was known for being a backyard mechanic, and farmer.
He is survived by two sons: William Grant and wife Tracy of Blounts Creek NC, and Darrel Grant of Asheboro, NC. He is also survived by a sister Marie Grant Hill of Blounts Creek NC, a brother William Shaheen of Scaly Mountain NC, three grandchildren: Curtis Grant of Reelsboro NC, Michele Robinson of Tarboro NC, Jessica Grant of Blounts Creek NC, two great-grandchildren: Addysen Grant of Reelsboro NC, and Dani Rae Robinson of Tarboro.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Shaheen of Salisbury MD.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington and at other times at 1751 Ephesus Church Road, Blounts Creek, NC.
Condolences may be addressed to the family online by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com
Paul Funeral Home & Crematory of Washington is honored to serve the Grant family.