|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1926|
|Death: ||Jun. 26, 2011|
OWLS HEAD — George Q. Grant Jr. died June 26, 2011, at Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport, following an extended illness. Born in Portland on March 25, 1926, he was the son of George Sr. and Ruby Powers Grant. He attended grammar school and junior high in Portland, but graduated from Berlin High School in Berlin, N.H., class of 1945.
George enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943, and was called to active duty a year later. Following his basic training in Biloxi, Miss., he was stationed stateside in Truex Field, Wis.; Chanute Field, Ill.; and Boca Raton, Fla.
With the onset of World War II, George was stationed overseas on Tinian Island, where he was stationed to a B-29 Base with the 20th Air Force. He also served on Saipan Island.
Returning to the states, Mr. Grant married May Davis on Feb. 18, 1950, in Portland.
At the conclusion of World War II, George was discharged from the Army Air Corps, but joined the Air Force Reserve where he served until 1966. He later joined the Navy Reserve where he served until retiring in 1986 as a Chief Machinist Mate.
Mr. Grant started his working career as a young man at the American Can Company in Portland. He apprenticed there as a machinist and tool and die maker, until he left the states to pursue his military career. Following World War II, he continued to work there until 1973, when that plant closed and its operations moved to Massachusetts. At that time he moved to Rockland where he served as plant manager for the Samco Can Company. In 1982 Mr. Grant purchased and operated the Timber Hill Market in Owls Head.
Mr. Grant was predeceased by a brother, Lorimer Grant.
He is survived by his wife, May D. Grant of Owls Head; his brother-in-law, Edward Davis of East Orland; his niece, Lynn Joslin of Brunswick; Lary Davis and his wife, Christina, of Scarborough; two great-nieces, Rebekah Tumasus of Israel and Monica Davis of Scarborough; one great-nephew, Grant Davis of Scarborough; a former sister-in-law who remained a special part of his family, Phyllis Davis of Westbrook; as well as many friends.
Private interment will be held at Brooklawn Memorial Park in Portland. (Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home)
Brooklawn Memorial Park
Created by: Bev Winship
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72171721
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