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Larry Bates Grant

Date of Death: February 25, 2024

Date of Birth: April 27, 1952


February 25, 2024 the angels received another angel. Larry Bates Grant, 71 of Sabattus, passed away peacefully at his beloved home with his loving wife Lanette Grant of almost 32 years by his side. Larry was born April 27, 1952 in Lawshall, England to the proud parents, Barbara Ann Yancy of England and Athill M Grant of Easton Maine. He loved cooking for the public and his family. He became head chef of several restaurants in Aroostook County. He had a dream of owning his own restaurant. So in 2001 with his loving wife and children by his side, they opened "Jordan's Place" in Madison. Larry wanted to name their restaurant after their oldest Grandson who lives in Australia. After a long year they had to close their restaurant. And returned to driving over the road. He drove over the road until his retirement in 2007. He liked telling everyone he had been in every state east of the Mississippi River. After retirement Larry couldn't sit still. So he along with his wife, they received a contract to deliver automotive parts for a national chain. Larry was very proud of his contract because he and his wife covered the 12 stores. Larry loved riding his motorcycle. He loved it more when his wife got her license. One of his favorite things to do on his bike was to ride from Waterville to Presque Isle to pick up his son Greg. He would take his belt off and secure Greg to the bike, cuz Greg would fall asleep. This was his favorite story to tell. Before Larry had to stop riding, he got a memory that he could cherish, and that was riding with his wife and children. Larry wanted a horse ranch. He ended up having two horses and his beloved German Shepherd. He enjoyed being outside in the sunshine with his horses and his beloved shepherd. Anyone that knew Larry knew he was an avid New York Giants fan. Besides watching his favorite team play, he loved and proudly watched his grandson play football. He would say "That's my Grandson, #55 out there!" 
Larry is predeceased by his father Athill  M Grant of Presque Isle,
 Father In law Lane M Reed Jr. of Washington State. 
His beloved Grandson Isaiah Scott Guy, 
Brother In law Shawn J Burrill, 
Nephew Staff SGT Gordon Kinney Jr,
 Mother In law Alicia Farley of Standish 
and several Aunts and Uncles in the United States and England. 
Larry is survived by his wife of 32 years Lanette Grant of Sabattus.
Son Greg Grant and grandson Jordan of Sydney Australia.
Daughter Amanda Joy Guy (Grant) grandsons Maddoxx Bates Grant, Asher James Grant of Sabattus.
Son Gallagher Marshal Grant of Sabattus.
Son Edward Skidgel Jr. and family of Fairfield.
Special "Daughter" Peggy Shaw of Brewer.  
Mother and Step Dad Barbara Yancy and husband Alvin of England.
Sisters Beverly Grant and Husband Bruce of Caribou.
Lorraine Hafford and Life Partner John of Presque Isle.
Brother Barry Grant of Presque Isle,
Sisters In laws Alice Harper and Husband Dan of Augusta,
Gena Young and Husband Bron of Washington,
Teresa Heather and Husband Bill of Washington,
Brother in law Lane Reed III and wife Glynda of Washington,
Mother In law Shiela Reed of Washington
Father In law Jim Burrill and wife Karen of Florida.
Several Nephews and Nieces and several great Nephews and Nieces. 

Larry sponsored   a youth baseball team while owning his restaurant  In lieu of flowers family has asked to donate to in memory of Larry Grant, to help kids to be able to play sports.                                                                             

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