J. Max Grant

November 29, 1931 - October 28, 2023

Max Grant, 91, of Mills River went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Bryson City on November 29, 1931, to Katie Meadows Grant and William Perry Grant.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by sister Doris G Gibson, and brothers Kenneth, Terrell, Bruce, and Robert (Bobby).

He served his country for two years, (Army) during the Korean Conflict.

He worked at Ecusta for 36 ½ years and retired in 1996.

He was an active member of Boylston Baptist Church and was the cemetery chairman for many years.

Foremost, from a young age, he was a farmer at heart. Over the years he raised beef cattle, tobacco, squash, hay, and bushels of garden vegetables. He was well known for his white corn meal and grits grinding.

He is survived by his faithful and loving wife of 66 years Helen Louise Grant. Sons Richard (Susan) Grant, of Conover; and Gene (Sara) Grant, of Etowah; and Daughter Lynn (Kevin) Blythe, of Etowah.

Grandchildren Allison B. Brown (Thomas), Andrew Blythe (Samantha), Seth Grant (Anna), and Lane Grant (Hannah). Six Great grandchildren: Lincoln, Kellen, Ashe, Cameron, Baker, and Isabelle. Sisters: Edwina Grant, Martha Hamlin, and Catherine Greene

Funeral service at Boylston Baptist Church, Saturday, November 4, 2023

Private family burial will be held at 11 a.m. at the graveside; Visitation 12:30-2 p.m. and Memorial service at 2 p.m.

Reverends Jimmy Burress, Todd Garren and Jacqueline Combs, Deacon presiding.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Broyhill Children’s Home, in Clyde NC.

Our Family would like to thank UNC Health Pardee, LifeCare at Lake Pointe Landing, and Four Seasons Palliative and Hospice Care for providing outstanding, compassionate end-of-life care. We are forever grateful.

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  • November 06, 2023
    Janet Ruff Gover says:
    So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you and your family. Janet Ruff Gover

  • November 03, 2023
    Bryan Owen says:
    I feel that the Grants are my extended family, and I cherish that. I pray that God comforts all of you in your loss. Max was a great influence in my life.

  • November 03, 2023
    Diane Adcock Cagle says:
    My Deepest sympathies to the Grant family, may you find peace and comfort.

  • November 01, 2023
    Jerry and Shaw Hollingsworth says:
    Our sincere condolences to the Grant Family. May you all have peace at this time.

  • November 01, 2023
    Annette Corn says:
    Winkie, Gene, Lynne, Sara and family….. know how very sorry we are for your loss….sending you all much love and light! Max lives on in all of you!