Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Grant

Friday, April 26, 2013
Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Grant

Kenneth "Kenny" Ray Grant, 63, long term Bourbon County, Kan. and Vernon County, Mo. resident, passed away on April 18, 2013 following a sudden illness. He was born April 21, 1949, in Fort Scott, Kan. to Charles "Junior" and Darlene Grant of Redfield, Kan. He graduated from Uniontown High School in 1967. He enlisted to the United States Army in 1969 and went through basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.. He later served his country in Vietnam and served three tours of duty.

Kenny worked at John Deere, Beachner Construction, farming, and had his own business, K & L Transport and G & K Trucking and was a life time 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 raise his step-daughters Sheila Hudson, Christina Strickland, Jamie Riley and Stephanie Harrison. He married Lana Kiger in 1989. He has three grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. He is survived by his mother, Darlene Grant, of Chanute, Kan., and two sisters, Charlene Riley and spouse, Lonnie Riley, of Chanute, Kan., and Mary Viel and spouse, Brian Viel of Hutchinson, Kan., and one brother, Phillip Grant and spouse, Connie Grant of Belle Plaine, Kan. and numerous nephews, nieces, and several cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles "Junior" Grant and one brother, Gary Dale Grant.

Graveside services will be held at Fort Scott National Cemetery on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 11 a.m.