Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Grant

Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Grant, 63, long term Bourbon County Kansas and Vernon County Missouri resident, passed away on April 18, 2013 following sudden illness.  He was born April 21st 1949, in Fort Scott, Kansas to Charles “Junior” and Darlene Grant of Redfield, Kansas.  He graduated from Union Town High School in 1967.  He enlisted to the United States Army in 1969 to basic training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  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 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 help raised Sheila Hudson, Christina Strickland, Jamie Riley, and Stephanie Harrison.  He married Lana Kiger in 1989.  He has 3 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.  He is survived by his mother, Darlene Grant, of Chanute, KS, and two sisters, Charlene Riley and spouse, Lonnie Riley, of Chanute, KS, and Mary Viel and spouse, Brian Viel of Hutchinson, KS, and one brother, Phillip Grant and spouse, Connie Grant of Belle Plaine, KS and numerous nephews, 1 niece, 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 Ft. Scott National Cemetery and date and time to be announced. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)

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  1. Evelyn Morgan Family on April 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Very sorry for your loss,Had the pleasure of knowing Kenny n his family for many yrs and shared many hours of laughs with him,His son Adam is like one of our family very close,He will be remembered by those who loved and knew him as a caring person who enjoyed life n his family n his many yrs of truckin,He will be sadly missed by all.RIP Kenny.God bless…

  2. Elaine Shapiro on April 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Randy Elaine and Ben Shapiro

  3. sherriee simpson on April 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I met Kenny at the Nevada Truck Stop afew years back. He always had some thing nice to say to us. I will miss him. My prayers go out to his family. God be with.

  4. Kayla Grant on April 24, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I love you Dad so much and with every day that goes by it feels like I’m missing you more and more. You would tell me to be tough and not to cry over you. I’m going to do my best to make you proud every day of my life. Thank you for all of the valuable lessons and crazy stories. I’m sure going to miss your stories about all the people you know, places you’ve been, and things you did. I love you Dad.

  5. Glenda Pitts on April 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and comfort your family.

  6. Jason & Jill Kaemmerling on April 26, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Thoughts & Prayers for your family.. So sorry for your loss.
    May God be with each & everyone of you during this very difficult time.

  7. Dorothy and Robert Manes on April 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss! Kenny was a great man and friend to everyone! He will be greatly missed!

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