John Henry Grant

Published 7:35 pm Monday, February 20, 2017

John Henry Grant of Mocksville died on Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

He was born on June 6, 1938 in Davie County, and  was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Mozella Doulin Grant; 4 brothers, Robert Neely, George Neely, and Ernest Neely and Fred Grant; a sister, Georganna Neely; and Darrel Steele, a “son,” he helped raise.

He worked for Davie County Hospital for more than 50 years in various positions, and once helped with the delivery of a child while on duty. He was a faithful member of Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church, where he served on the Building and Grounds Committee, Outreach Committee, Usher Board, and Trustee Board, and he also served as an Elder of the church. He owned a car detailing business, was a Jack of all trades and was well loved. The doctor was always in, which meant he saw a lot of patients in his car port, from psychiatry to medical to veterinary services, he never turned anyone away, and everyone always walked away with a bright prognosis. He was known for his dance moves; it wasn’t a party until he showed up. Anyone who knew him knew not to bother him when any court shows or political debates were televised. He was a friend, someone to laugh and talk with, someone to clown around with, someone to wash your car, or just sit and watch the cars drive by.

Survivors” his wife of 57 years, Ernestine Laverne Carter Grant of the home; 5 children, Russell (Melanie) Grant of Charlotte, Telesia DuBose of Lewisville, Sherri (Rick) Jefferies of Mocksville, Meshelle Keys of Millersville, Md., and Johna (Noah) Wiseman of Mocksville; 4 grandchildren, Jessica Grant, Bianca Grant, Jasmine Grant and Johnathan Wiseman; a great-grandchild, Aubrey Grant; a brother-in-law, Richard (Faye) Carter; 2 sisters-in-law, Anne Grant and Lillian Neely; Lee Cain, a “son” he helped raise; adopted daughter, Sandra Chapman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. at Turrentine Baptist Church in Mocksville. Pastor Fred Terry will officiate and burial will follow in Mocksville Second Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Turrentine Baptist Church one hour before the service.