Ray Grant 77, of Poole, KY passed away at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, IN on Friday July 30, 2021. He was an underground coal miner for 26 years. He was a US Army Veteran and a 82nd Airborne paratrooper. Ray loved visiting historical sites and loved gardening. He loved teaching his grandchildren the art of spitting watermelon seeds. He was preceded in death by his wife Diane Grant in 2006. Survivors include his daughter Michele Lane(Doug) of Poole, KY; 2 sons Troy Grant(Sherri) of Clay, KY and Steve Grant(Kristi) of Manitou, KY; 4 sisters Evelyn Swedenburg of Evansville, IN; Ester Turner of Wilson, NC; Laura Person of Ayden, NC and Virginia Crumpler of Richmond, VA; 6 grandchildren Lauren Davis, Lindsey Edwards, Lukas Grant, Makenzie Lane, Rayven Williams and Nicholas Grant; 2 great granddaughters Amelia Harper Davis and Magnolia Grace Williams and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at Townsend Funeral Home in Dixon, KY on Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 2pm. Rev. Jeff McMain will officiate. Burial will be in Shady Grove Cemetery in Poole, KY. Visitation will be from 4-8pm on Monday at the funeral home and from 8am until service time on Tuesday. Military Rites will be performed graveside by the American Legion Worsham Post #40 of Henderson, KY. Online condolences can be made at www.townsendfuneralhomeinc.com
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