Richard B. Grant Jr.


Richard Ben­jamin Grant, Jr., 76, of MD, passed away on Tues­day, Novem­ber 27, 2018, af­ter a long ill­ness. He was born on Oc­to­ber 19, 1942, in Elk­ton to the late Richard Ben­jamin Grant, Sr. and Thelma Bar­nett Grant. He was the brother to the late Gar y Lee Grant.

Richard was a grad­u­ate of Elk­ton High School Class of 1961, and served in the U.S. Air Force as a mem­ber of the Air Po­lice. He re­tired from Chrysler Mopar in Ne­wark, DE, where he made many friends that have lasted a life­time. Richard was a mem­ber of Cherry Hill United Methodist Church.

Richard coached Lit­tle League base­ball and was a Boy Scout leader for Troop 238 for his sons, Mark and Mar­tin. He was an ac­tive mem­ber of the Ken­more El­e­men­tary School PTA dur­ing Mark and Mar­tin’s grade school years.

In his re­tire­ment, Richard en­joyed be­ing on his boat both in Ce­cil County wa­ters and his beloved Chin­coteague Is­land wa­ters. He loved tak­ing peo­ple out on his boat for tours and ex­plain­ing the wa­ter­ways and the habi­tat, as well as hav­ing fam­ily and friends spend time on “his” is­land. Early in his re­tire­ment, he spent many days walk­ing the hills of Fair Hill, MD, with his dad.

Richard is sur­vived by his wife of 54 years, Glo­ria Nichols Grant; his son, Mar­tin, of Elk­ton, MD, who helped care for him the last two years; his son, Fa­ther Mark, daugh­ter-in-law, Michele, and grand­daugh­ters, Caitlin “Princess” and Me­gan “An­gel”, all of Aylett, VA. His joy was when his fam­ily would come stay with him. He looked for­ward to sum­mer and Christ­mas va­ca­tion as his Princess and An­gel would stay with Grand­pop. He is also sur­vived by many won­der­ful nieces, neph­ews, cousins, close friends, and by his beau­ti­ful Aunt Nancy Grant of Alabama.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Richard’s life, with mil­i­tar y hon­ors, will be held at 11 a.m., Fri­day, De­cem­ber 7, 2018, at Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, 33 Elk Mills Road, Elk­ton, MD, where visi­ta­tion will be­gin at 10 a.m. Pri­vate in­ter­ment will be in Gilpin Manor Memo­rial Park, Elk­ton.

In lieu of flow­ers, con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Holy Trin­ity Or­tho­dox Church, or to Cherry Hill United Methodist Church, in care of Hicks Home for Fu­ner­als, 103 W. Stock­ton Street, Elk­ton, MD 21921.




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