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Union friend Carl Grant dies at 92

Carl J. Grant died Oct. 13. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)
Carl J. Grant died Oct. 13. (Photo by Morris Abernathy)

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 17, 2011 – Carl J. Grant, a friend and supporter of Union University, died Oct. 13 at age 92.

“Carl Grant was a very special friend to Union University,” Union President David S. Dockery. “His generous gifts provided numerous scholarship opportunities for our students. The Carl Grant Events Center on the Union campus will long symbolize Mr. Grant's magnificent kindness to Union.

“His strong work ethic combined with his serious Christian commitment provided a splendid example for all who knew him,” Dockery continued. “The Union family joins me in offering thanksgiving to God for the life and lasting influence of Carl Grant.”

Almost 500 students benefited from the Grant Scholarship at Union. The university awarded Grant with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree in 2009.

Grant is survived by Peggy Jo, his wife of 28 years, as well as three children, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., Oct. 17. In lieu of flowers, the Grant family has requested gifts be made to Union University.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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