He was formerly employed as a truck driver for Superior Brand Meats at Massillon and was a U. S. Navy Veteran.
His wife, the former Rita Stegall, preceded him in death on July 14, 2009.
He is survived by 3 children Kathy Grant-Sexton of Canton, Melissa (Tim) Hudson of Navarre and Samantha Grant of Canton; 3 estranged children Nellie Maurer of Dennison, Eric Grant of Georgia and Rodney Grant of Florida; 11 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and 2 brothers Russell Bell of Naples, Florida and Francis Grant of Michigan.
In addition to his mother and wife he was preceded in death by a sister Millie Wilson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Lebold-Smith Funeral Home at 248 Park Ave. Bolivar, Ohio. Rev. Janice Strawn will officiate and burial will follow in Grandview-Union Cemetery at Strasburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until time of services at 2:00 PM. For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home's web site to share a memory and sign the guest register.