James Granger of Durant, Oklahoma passed away on Thursday, October 21, 2021, in Durant at the age of 89. James was born on June 9, 1932, in Atoka, Oklahoma to William and Lela (Hight) Granger.
James attended school in Atoka. After the death of his father James quit school to support his mother and siblings. He later married Hazel LaRue (Prater) on July 16, 1955, in Durant. They were united together as one for 65 plus years until Hazel’s passing on April 6, 2021. James proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War until his Honorable discharge. James worked for Evergreen Feed Company for 25 years until his retirement. He and LaRue were loyal and dedicated members of Calvary Baptist Church and he enjoyed camping and fishing. He was a master wood worker and he loved being a cowboy. Most of all he loved his family and friends.
James is preceded in death by his wife Hazel LaRue Granger; son James Gary Granger; parents William and Lela Granger; brothers William “Bill” and Dale Granger and half sisters Lovina Blackburn and Lucille Wise.
Loved ones left behind to carry on James’s legacy are his children Vickie Ward and husband Keith, Pam Lindsey and husband Richard, James Granger Jr. and wife Tina and Bart Granger and wife Annette; grandchildren Kelly Ward, Chris Ward, Stefanie Morgan and husband Chris, Todd Lindsey, Corey Granger, Lauren Martin and husband Mitch, Ashley Granger and Abbigail Mitchell and husband Coy; brother Arthur Granger and wife Louise and a host of great grandchildren, extended family, and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 30, 2021, At Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Darel Bunch will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery with Coy Mitchell, Corey Granger, Tyler Francis, Todd Lindsey, Keith Ward and Chris Ward serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be David Blackburn, Arthur Granger, Fred Marlow, Fred Booth, Greg Corbin, and Richard Lindsey. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday evening from 6-8 PM. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Brown’s Durant Funeral and Cremation Service.
She is survived by numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and their spouses, cousins and a host of friends and relatives.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2:30 PM Wednesday October 20, 2021, at Brown’s Funeral Service Chapel. Bro. Anthony Williams will officiate. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownsfuneralservice.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Grace Baptist Church, Durant, OK, Falls Creek, Shriners Children's Hospital or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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