Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Grant

Friday, April 26, 2013

Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Grant, 63, long-term Bourbon County, Kan., and Vernon County, Mo., resident, passed away on April 18, 2013, following sudden illness. He was born April 21, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Charles "Junior" and Darlene Grant of Redfield, Kan.

He graduated from Union Town High School in 1967. He enlisted to the United States Army in 1969 took basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. He later served his country in Vietnam and served three tours of duty.

Kenny worked at John Deere, Beachner Constructi-on, farming, and had his own business K&L Transport and G&K Trucking and was a lifetime truck driver.

He is survived by two sons, Adam Grant and partner, Charity Covell, of Nevada, Mo., and Dustin Leer of Springfield, Mo.; and two daughters, Kayla Grant and partner, Sam Compton, of Richards, Mo., and Crystal Godoy, of Platte City, Mo. He married Linda Higgs in 1976, and helped raised his stepdaughters, Sheila Hudson, Christina Strickland, Jamie Riley, and Stephanie Harrison. He married Lana Kiger in 1989. He has three grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his mother, Darlene Grant, of Chanute, Kan.; two sisters, Charlene Riley and spouse, Lonnie Riley, of Chanute, Kan., and Mary Viel and spouse, Brian Viel, of Hutchinson, Kan.; one brother, Phillip Grant and spouse, Connie Grant, of Belle Plaine, Kan.; and numerous nephews, nieces, and several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles "Junior" Grant and one brother, Gary Dale Grant.

A graveside service will be held at Fort Scott National Cemetery on Monday, April 29, at 11 a.m.