Jerry  Grant
Jerry Allen Grant, age 80, of Somerset, KY, died January 24, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset surrounded by loved ones.
He was born November 13, 1939, in Gallatin, Tennessee, to the late Lloyd and Lucy Grant. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1964 and spent the next twenty-eight years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1992 with the rank of Colonel. He was a member of Oak Hill Baptist Church, and enjoyed singing in the choir, playing golf, keeping an immaculate yard, and growing a large garden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lucy Grant of Gallatin, TN, and two brothers: Ralph Grant of Gilbert, AZ, and Robert Grant (an infant) of Gallatin, TN.
He is survived by his loving, caring wife of 47 years, Nancy Nicholas Grant, whom he married on November 5, 1972, in Somerset, Kentucky; two sons, Michael (and Karen Smith-Grant) of Oklahoma City, OK, and Kenneth (and Latonja) Grant of Midwest City, OK; one daughter, Nicole (and Heath) Dolen, of Lexington, KY; one step-son, Robert (and Michele) Pierce of Somerset, KY; one step-daughter, Vickie (and David) Elkin of Lexington, KY; six grandchildren: Nicholas Grant and Emma Hope Dolen of Lexington, KY; Semaj Grant, of Midwest City, OK; Eric (and Hannah) Walker, Jr. of Warrenton, VA; Kristine Pierce of Lexington, KY; and Lauren Turner of Somerset, KY; five great-grandchildren: Tripp, Tristan and Riley Walker; Rylan Turner and Hayden Campos; one great-great-grandchild, Aspen Campos; one brother-in-law, Buster (and Linda) Nicholas of Naples, FL, special Military friends ("The German Mafia"), and numerous other family and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 4 to 5 P.M. for family and 5 to 7 P.M. for public at Oak Hill Baptist Church and from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. on Monday, January 27, 2020. Funeral services will begin at 2 P.M. with Dr. Harold Brown and Pastor Gary Phelps officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Baptist Cemetery. American Legion Post 38 Honor Guard will conduct full military honors.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be made to the Oak Hill Baptist Church building fund.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is honored to be in charge of the arrangements for Colonel Grant.
Published on January 24, 2020


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Catherine Condron
Feb 16, 2020
I cherish my memories of a true officer and a gentleman, Col Grant was a mentor and a friend. With love to Nancy from Catherine and Sam
Major General Jack Griffith
Jan 28, 2020
Colonel Jerry Grant was the epitome of an Officer and Gentleman. He was a dedicated, resourceful and exceptional leader. My best wishes to Nancy and the family.
Nancy Mizeski
Jan 26, 2020
I am so sorry to hear that Jerry passed away . My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow. I treasure the friendship and good times we had together in Naples playing cards and sharing our life stories. He was such a good man. Be well. Nancy #3
Kathy Wright
Jan 26, 2020
Nancy I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry "my buddy" from East Naples Baptist Church. We would discuss the UK games and etc. We have missed you two. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Your Jerry was a great man and we loved him so much.
Patrick Bernal
Jan 26, 2020
Peaceful White Lilies Basket was purchased for the family of Jerry Grant by Patrick Bernal.  Send flowers
Georgia and Stan Korbellas
Jan 25, 2020
We will remember and miss Jerry. We looked forward to seeing him every year in Naples, Fl. during the winter season. He was a good man, thoughtful and fun to be around. Nancy, so sorry for your loss. May he rest now.
Jan 25, 2020
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Paul W. Neal class of 1958
Jan 25, 2020
To the family- Jerry was a friend and classmate since childhood. I knew his mother, father and Ralph. They were all liked and well thought of. He will be missed and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Paul
Tyler, Kelli, Rylan & Finn Stephens
Jan 25, 2020
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