Ernest Grant, 84

YARMOUTH — Ernest “Ernie” Grant died on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Coastal Manor in Yarmouth.

He was the son of Louise May Dobson and Howard Davies Grant, born in Yarmouth on Sept. 9, 1929. He attended school in Yarmouth. Ernie joined the Marine Corp in 1945-1947 and also served in the Reserves. Following his military service, he worked in local shipyards and was a lobsterman most of his adult life. He later obtained his GED and a degree in psychology from the University of Southern Maine. He also worked in retail clothing/jewelry sales. Ernie had many interests and involvements including the Nazarene Church, the Yarmouth Police force, a volunteer firefighter for Yarmouth, clam warden, American Legion where he was the chaplin for many years, Men’s Club and Lions Club. He spent many hours making visits to friends in hospitals, nursing homes and veterans’ homes. Ernie enjoyed stock car racing, the Boston Red Sox, traveling and most importantly spending time with his extended family and close friends.

Ernie married Jeanne E. Scothorne in 1948. They raised seven children together. He then married Barbara L. Savage in 1979 and had a daughter together.

Ernie was predeceased by three brothers, Robert, Lawrence and Stanley; a son, Andrew Grant; a stepson; and three grandchildren.

He is survived by his children, Deborah Bailey of Cartersville, Ga., Mary Mitchell of Cartersville, Ga., John of Westbrook, Peter of Sidney, Christopher of Bridgton, Michael of Cartersville, Ga. and Lisa Grant of Yarmouth; four stepchildren; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Visiting hours were held at Lindquist Funeral Home, One Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth on Wednesday, May 28. A funeral service will be held at South Portland Church of the Nazarene, 525 Highland Ave., South Portland on Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Falmouth. Please visit www.lindquistfuneralhome.com to view a video collage of Ernie’s life and to share condolences, memories and tributes with his family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to: American Legion Post #91, PO Box 113, Yarmouth, ME 04096.

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