Mr. Sam E. Grant, 89 of Covington, passed away June 23, 2015 at Riverside Nursing Home. Mr. Grant was born in Porterdale to the late George W. and Mae Tuggle Grant and was a lifelong resident of Newton County. He proudly served his country during WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force from 1943 to 1951.
He loved playing golf, enjoyed baseball and playing poker. Mr. Grant was a volunteer firefighter in Rocky Plains for many years and he loved his dogs. He is predeceased by his parents, his brother Harold Grant, his grandson Bryan H. Grant and his great-grandson Andrew Minard.
He is survived by his daughters Rita A. Prier of Kansas City, Missouri., Helen J. Todd of Ozark, Alabama, and Jennifer Lawson of Butler; grandchildren Reene Smith of Ariton, Alabama, Stacy Grant Todd of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Pvt. 1st Class Max A. Prier of Alaska; great-grandchildren Haile Prier, Zoe Martin, Laura Minard and Rachel Smith; and two great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11 a.m. at County Line Baptist Church Cemetery with Pastor Clifton Brown officiating. Mr. Grant’s family will receive friends Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Wheeler Funeral Home. Friends may sign the online register at wheelerfuneralhome.com. Wheeler Funeral Home and Crematory 11405 Brown Bridge Rd. Covington 770-786-7111.