MATTOON — Grant J. Fleenor, age 95, of Mattoon passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019 to join his beautiful, loving wife Rosalee (Wright) Fleenor and wonderful sons, David Kenton Fleenor, Thomas Grant Fleenor and Robert Mark Fleenor into the hands of the Lord.
Memorial Services with Military Rites honoring his life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor J. Michael Smith officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Dodge Grove Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Survivors include his daughter, Marsha (Jerry) True of Mattoon, IL; daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann (Wood) Fleenor; grandchildren, April Stephens, Amy True (George Tucker), Angela (Alex) Cortez, Kim (Shane) Duzan, Grant Fleenor, Mark (Amanda) Fleenor, Matt Fleenor and Jane (Michael) Driskell; 10 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.
Grant was born on September 30, 1923 in Mattoon the son of J. Dorton and Inez (Grant) Fleenor. He married Rosalee on July 23, 1943. They shared a storybook romance and marriage. Shortly after they were married, Grant served honorably in the United States Army during World War II. He later retired from First Mid-Illinois Bank in 1985. Grant served on the United Way Board for 13 years, served on the local school board for two terms, and served on the Babe Ruth Board during Mattoon’s first Babe Ruth series. Grant loved spending time with his family, bowling, fishing and watching sports. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. In earlier years, Grant coached church league basketball and was named to the All-Star Basketball team in 1940-1941. Grant will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be given to the Mattoon Food Pantry or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.