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Obit - Jack Lester Grant (wife's nee: Marek)

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  • Matt Cross
    Bryan-College Station Eagle, 26 May 2007 Jack Lester Grant April 17, 1930 – May 23, 2007 As written by Jack Lester Grant Funeral services for Jack Lester
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 31, 2007
      Bryan-College Station Eagle, 26 May 2007

      Jack Lester Grant
      April 17, 1930 � May 23, 2007

      As written by Jack Lester Grant

      Funeral services for Jack Lester Grant, 77, of Bryan will be at 11 a.m.
      Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bryan, with Msgr. John McCaffrey
      officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Memorial
      Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Interment will be at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in
      Smetana. He passed away Wednesday at his home.

      Born in 1930 in Flynn, the third son of Alma L. Koonce and Forest James
      Grant, he moved at the age of five to College Station, where he grew up. He
      attended A&M Consolidated until the eighth grade, when he transferred to
      Bryan Independent School District. He graduated from Stephen F. Austin High
      School in 1949.

      Upon graduation, he attended Tarelton State College in Stephenville. He was
      a member of the R.O.T.C. Wainwright Drill Team and the Fencing Team. He
      transferred in 1950 to Texas A&M University before serving in the U.S. Army
      from 1951 to 1954.

      He served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1953 as an Infantry Operations
      Sergeant and as an Intelligence Analyst, G-2 Section, Headquarters IX Corps
      Advance Command Post. He received the Bronze Star and numerous decorations,
      including the Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Service Stars. He was
      honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant first class. He was a life
      member of Brazos Valley V.F.W. Post No. 4692 in Bryan.

      He joined the Texas A&M Research Foundation in 1954 as a draftsman
      illustrator. In 1960, he joined Texas A&M University and formed a copy
      center in the Department of Oceanography and Meteorology as manager. He
      served as a draftsman illustrator in the fields of meteorology and
      oceanography, geology, physics, biology, chemical, electrical and
      geophysical engineering. He retired in 1990 after 35 years of service.

      Jack loved woodworking, hunting, fishing, farming and gardening. He was a
      member of the Brazos Valley Poultry Club and the Men's Gardening Club. Jack
      specialized in growing hot peppers. His specialty was making the hottest
      pepper sauce, which he gave to friends, relatives, physicians and surgeons
      with whom he was acquainted.

      In December 1975, he married Catherine Marek, who made the best chocolate
      pie in this world. On January 1, 2001, Darrell and Melissa Marek produced
      the love of "my life" Leanne "Toot-Toot" Nicole Marek, grandbaby.

      Jack is survived by his wife, Catherine Grant of Bryan; two sons and
      daughters-in-law, Darrell and Melissa Marek of Bryan and David and Wendy
      Marek; his brother, Philip Grant of Waco; four granddaughters, Leanne Marek,
      Kaitlyn Marek, Jesslyn Fullerton and Denyse Steele; two grandsons, Cody and
      Tyler Flanagan; sisters and brothers-in-law, Vivian and Russell Cooper,
      Deanie and Donald Kellett, Ruth and John Miller, Nelda Moore, Raymond and
      Sandra Easley, Sandra and Charles Tubbs, Elizabeth and Rick Watson and
      Michelle and Keith Houston, and many, many nieces, nephews and loving

      In lieu of flowers, memorials, cards, etc., go have a very dry martini on
      Wednesday and enjoy the moment, have a good day, enjoy the minute, for there
      is no guarantee for the next 10 minutes. If you prefer to do memorials,
      please make donations to Hospice Brazos Valley or the St. Joseph Catholic
      Church Building Fund.

      Now you can see trouble�before he arrives
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