Wayne L. Grant, 94, of Winfield, Kan., passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 7, 2012, at his home in Winfield.
Born March 12, 1918, in Udall, Kan., he was the son of Walter L. and Evalena (Graham) Grant. He was raised and received his education in Winfield, graduating from Winfield High School in 1937. After school he went to work for AH Vincent Grocery Store where he remained for five years. He then joined the United States Army where he proudly served his country in World War II. Wayne returned home to Winfield after his honorable discharge from the Army.
Wayne was united in marriage to Betty Crawford on Aug. 23, 1943, in Winfield. The couple made their home in Winfield, where Wayne began working as a butcher for Higginbottoms Grocery Store. He remained there for more than 17 years and then worked for WoodÃ´s Grocery Store an additional 13 years. In 1973 he went to work for Binney and Smith where he remained until retiring in 1984.
Betty preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 1979.
On May 8, 1982, he was married to Lucille Benjamin, and the couple resided in Winfield their entire marriage. Lucille preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 1999.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and the American Legion.
His family includes his son, Larry Grant of Arkansas City; his stepson, Dennis Benjamin of Wichita; his daughter, Shirley Spangler of Garden City; his brother, Jack Grant of Winfield; numerous grandchildren and stepgrandchildren; his companion of nine years extended family, sons, Darrell Hotchkin and wife, Phyllis, Steve Hotchkin, Randy Hotchkin and family members including 13 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wives, Mr. Grant was preceded in death by his companion of nine years, Shirley Grant; a sister, Wanda Mills; and two brothers, Jim and Melvin Grant.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Miles Funeral Service in Winfield. Interment and Military Committal Honors will follow at Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Arkansas City, Kan. Visitation at the funeral home was Friday evening Nov. 9, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m., with the family greeting visitors from 4 to 6 that evening.
A memorial has been established in Wayne's name for Hospice Care of Kansas. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.