Gary Grantham

CENTRALIA — Gary Grantham, 54, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

He married Theresa Atchison on April 4, 2009, and she survives. He was born January 30, 1967, in Dallas, Texas, the son of Wilma Boswell.

In addition to his wife: Theresa Grantham of Centralia and his mother: Wilma Boswell of Texas, he is also survived by three children: Christopher, Stephanie and Taylor all of Texas; step-son: Tyler D. Atchison of Centralia; two grandsons and a granddaughter; a brother: Kenneth Grantham of Texas; two sisters: Candy Pope and Tammy ZanZandt; two half brothers: Eli of Arkansas and Jeremy of Texas; a half-sister: Kristin of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Gary was preceded in death by his son: Alex and a sister: Sherrie.

Gary was an avid Dallas Cowboys Fan. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, his four-legged companion: Dusty and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2021, at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 6280, (618)532-3523, who is honored to be of service to the Grantham Family. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting and the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home Facebook page.