Daniel Grant was born August 21, 1950, the fifth child of Janet Grant and the late Marion Grant. God, in his infinite wisdom, sent his angel to the Prisma Health Tuomey hospital in Sumter on Sunday, September 26, 2021, to claim his own, Daniel Grant.
Daniel was educated at Sumter County Public Schools and graduated from Ebenezer High School, Dalzell, Class of 1968. Daniel gave his life to the Lord and was baptized and joined the Rafting Baptist Church Creek. His longest tenure was with Nilson Van and Storage for 15 years and Coleman American for five years, both at Sumter. Daniel was a member of Birnie Elks Lodge 1195, US 15, Sumter, where he served as Treasurer, Past State President Council PSP, South Carolina State Association. Daniel loved helping people and was the neighborhood mechanic and repairman before his health deteriorated. He was the trusted guardian of his young cousins ââand was respected and loved by all who came in contact with him, a very humble person.
He leaves to share his memories: three daughters, Gwen (Robert) Smith of Augusta, Georgia, Detasha (Roosevelt Jr.) Sinkler of Pinewood and Iasha Thomas of Rembert: two sons, Daniel and Marion Thomas of Rembert; 11 grandchildren; her loving and devoted mother, Janet S. Grant of the house; brother, Marion Grant of Hyattsville, Maryland; two sisters, Lizzie (Wallace) White of Augusta and Annette (Johnnie) Dinkins of Rembert; the aunts, Bernice Hill, the Reverend Lillian S. Reynolds, Ophelia Spencer and Cornelia (James) Collier, all of Sumter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, the family does not request any home visits.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Friday at Rafting Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, 3860 SC 261 North, Rembert, with Reverend Melvin Mack, pastor, officiant, and Reverend Lillian S. Reynolds, eulogy.
The procession will leave the house at 1:30 p.m.
Services led by the management and staff of Williams Funeral Home Inc., 821 N. Main St., Sumter.
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