Grant Lee Gary was born on September 10, 1976, and passed away peacefully on July 31, 2023, in Midland City, AL. His life was a testament to the power of love, resilience, and the human spirit.
Grant was the cherished son of Chic and Cindy Gary, who survive him. He was the beloved grandson of his maternal grandfather, the late Roy Curry, his paternal grandparents, the late Charles "Nook" and Girlie Gary, and his grandmother, Dot Curry Nixon. Grant was deeply loved by his aunts and uncles, Jan and Joey Godwin, Lydia and Rob Jagger, and Bert Curry. He was predeceased by his uncles, Craig Curry and Bo Gary, and his cousin, Brandy King.
Grant shared a special bond with his cousins, Anna and Bryan Hall and their children Ella and Madelyn, Ashley and Bruna Martin, Kristee and Will Dowling and their children Lydia and Dantzler, Scott and Jamie Gary and family, John and Nicole Reina and family, Kayse and Jonathan Phelps and family, Stacey and Louis Saucedo and family, and Emma and Sue Ellen King. Their lives were interwoven with laughter, shared experiences, and an unbreakable bond of family love.
A lifelong learner, Grant attended Vivian B. Adams School from September 1982 until July 2023. He was a cherished member of the KATZ Department, where he was known for his enthusiasm, dedication, and the joy he brought to his classmates and teachers. His love for his school was evident in his eagerness to attend each day, enriching the lives of those he encountered with his infectious love for learning.
In his early years, Grant was an avid sports enthusiast with a love for shooting basketball and swimming. He had a particular fondness for WWF wrestling and enjoyed watching basketball and football. His loyalties in football were divided, as he was a fervent fan of the Alabama Crimson Tide but never missed an opportunity to cheer for the Auburn Tigers. His love for sports was just one of the many ways he connected with others, sharing in the highs and lows of each season.
Grant's interests extended beyond sports. He loved going for a ride and exploring the world around him. His curiosity and enthusiasm for life were infectious, and he had a unique ability to find joy in the simplest of things. His zest for life was inspiring to all who knew him.
Throughout his life, Grant was a beacon of love. His kindness, warmth, and genuine care for others were his most distinguishing traits. He had a wonderful ability to connect with people on a deep level, making everyone feel valued and loved. His legacy is one of love, compassion, and resilience, traits that reflected his inner strength and the depth of his character.
In remembering Grant, we celebrate a life lived with passion, kindness, and unwavering love. His memory will forever be cherished by his loving family and the countless lives he touched throughout his journey. He leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will continue to inspire those who were fortunate to have known him. His spirit will continue to live on, reminding us all of the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Joey Godwin, Ashley Martin, Bryan Hall, Will Dowling, Adam White and Aaron White.