Robert B. Grant (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Entered into rest Tuesday, May 20, 2008, At Select Specialty, Mr. Robert B. Grant, 66, husband of Judith M. Becker. Mr. Grant was born in Utica, NY and attended Norwich University in Vermont. He was retired from the US Army. Mr. Grant moved to Augusta with the military 45 years ago has considered Augusta his home ever since. During his years with the Army Signal Corps he served 4 tours in Vietnam and 2 tours in Korea and served as a combat Medic in Vietnam. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. During his military career, Mr. Grant had the privilege of serving on Army One as part of the Presidential Flight detail for Presidents Johnson and Nixon. After retirement from the military, Mr. Grant was employed as a paramedic at Eisenhower Army Medical Hospital until his death. Family members in addition to his wife include his sons: Robert B. (Chip) Grant III of Nashville, TN, Geoffrey R. Grant (Peggy) of Grovetown, GA, Jody G. Grant (Mendy) of Augusta; mother: Mary Sterling Kramer of New Hartford, NY; stepdaughters: Lesley Bowman of Atlanta, Wynn B. Sowersby (James) of Atlanta; Ginger B. Wisser (John) of Atlanta; grandchildren: Kelsey Grant of Grovetown, Garrett Grant of Augusta and 7 step-grandchildren. Funeral services with full Military Honors will be held Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. at Christ Church, 1900 Greene St, with Rev. Erwin Veale officiating. Memorials may be made to the Martinez/Evans Rotary Club - Any Soldier Program, P.O. Box 204145, Martinez, GA 30917. The family will receive friends Wednesday afternoon, May 21, 2008 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

The Augusta Chronicle-May 22, 2008