Tony C. “Big T” Grant

TRENTON — Tony C. “Big T” Grant, 49, of Trenton, and formerly of southern Illinois, born December 23, 1965, in Metropolis, a son of Bailey and the late Norma June, Nee Spraggs, Grant, died Tuesday, September 8, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, with his family by his side.

Tony received his Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and worded as a Correctional Officer at the Vienna Correctional Center in Vienna. He enjoyed deer hunting, searching for arrow heads and other Indian artifacts, collecting baseball memorabilia, was a big Kentucky Wildcats and St. Louis Cardinals fan, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending all of their events.

Surviving is his father, Bailey Grant, of Vienna; his wife, Judy, nee Lange, Grant, of Trenton, who he married June 17, 1997, in Gatlinburg, Tenn.; his children, Amanda Harris and husband Justin, of Elkville, Kaleigh Grant and friend Jared, of Vienna, Cory Jasper and wife Jennifer, of Trenton, and Greg “Pudge” Jasper and wife Casey, of Aviston; five grandchildren, Travis, Tyler, and Bree Jasper, Gracie and Claire Jasper; siblings, Larry Grant and wife Eilene, of Anna, Rodney Grant and wife Rhonda, of Haleyville, Ala., Nancy Pass, of Goreville, Gary Grant and Ronnie Grant, both of Vienna; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald Lange and wife Diane, of Stone Church, and Robert Lange and wife Diana, of Mascoutah; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, Norma June Grant, he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Wilbert “Whip” and Esther, nee Kruse, Lange.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015, at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Foundation or to the Clinton County Humane Society and will be received at or through Moss Funeral Home, 105 S. Main, Trenton, IL 62291.

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