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“Mr and Mrs Grant, Gina, Sean and Mason, My deepest sympathy to you and family. I had not seen Billy for years but will forever treasure the great...Read More »
1 of 37 | Posted by: Staci Seidel - Taylorville, IL

“Gina and family, just an additional note to show how closely one life can follow another: I never met Billy, but I felt his presence across my FB...Read More »
2 of 37 | Posted by: Kitty Kelso Leonard - Springfield, IL

“Gina and Family, Billy followed me in several areas on my FB pages. He grew to be an essential person's picture of most all of my close friends and...Read More »
3 of 37 | Posted by: Kitty Kelso Leonard - Springfield, IL

“While I was not close to Bill in high school, I had the opportunity to meet up with him at one of the reunions and we chatted for a good while. Gone...Read More »
4 of 37 | Posted by: Teri Tank Moustakas - IL

“Pam, Bill, and Family..Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Paul Dean ”
5 of 37 | Posted by: Paul Wilhour - Surprise, AZ

“Mr and Mrs Grant, Gina, Sean and Mason...Our prayers are with you all our deepest sympathy.. ”
6 of 37 | Posted by: Theresa and Don Cody - IL

“Mr. and Ms. Bill Grant II, Sean, Gina and dear Bill's son: Please accept my deepest sympathy. I can hardly believe my old playmate is gone. We had...Read More »
7 of 37 | Posted by: Mark R Pagliai - Buckeye, AZ

“My deepest sympathy to all Bill's family, especially Dad Bill, Mom Pam, Sean, Gina and Bill's son. I have fond memories from our kids on Pauline...Read More »
8 of 37 | Posted by: Louise Pagliai Larkins - Buckeye, AZ

“Sending our deepest sympathy to each of you. God bless. ”
9 of 37 | Posted by: Jim & Rita (Cox) Altman - IL

“Bill could not have been any more fun and great to me over the years. His smile, handshake and acceptance was always fantastic. I truly will miss him...Read More »
10 of 37 | Posted by: Jeffrey Perkins - Springfield, IL

“We were shocked and sadden to learn of Billy's untimely death. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 37 | Posted by: Barb & Dic Kahl - Novi, MI

“Dear Grant family, My prayers and thoughts have been with you these last sorrowful weeks. As we all go thru the hows and whys, I will continue...Read More »
12 of 37 | Posted by: melissa patterson - springfield, IL

“Can't express how we feel about Billy's passing. He was and will always be a special person to me. With our deepest sympathy, Linda (Bavetta) &...Read More »
13 of 37 | Posted by: Linda Young - Springfield, IL

“I am so very sorry for your loss, Lin ”
14 of 37 | Posted by: Lin Goetz - Springfield, IL

“Dear Grant family.....Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.....May God hold you close and all the good memories sustain...Read More »
15 of 37 | Posted by: John & Anne Linxwiler - IL

“Bill and family, may your faith comfort you at this difficult time. We extend our heartfelt sympathy. Glen & Janet Jones ”
16 of 37 | Posted by: Janet - Taylorville, IL

“To The Grant Family, My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I remember growing up with Billy in Grove Park. He will...Read More »
17 of 37 | Posted by: Kathy Bankard Switzer - Damascus, MD

“On behalf of the Wilson family, we are so saddened by your loss. May God bless and keep Billy in his care. Mike & Vicki, Janet & Randy, Eileen &...Read More »
18 of 37 | Posted by: Eileen Wilson-White - Chatham, IL

“Bill, Pam, Gina & Sean My deepest sympathy to all of you. When I think of BIlly I always go back to the days on Pauline street, the Sundays we spent...Read More »
19 of 37 | Posted by: Scott Grant - Rochester, IL

“Bill, Pam, Sean and Gina, we are so sorry for your loss. The memories of growing up in the car business with Bil will always be special to us. I...Read More »
20 of 37 | Posted by: Lloyd and Dorothy Gililland - OK

“So sorry for your loss he will be missed by all SteveCampbell ”
21 of 37 | Posted by: Steve Campbell - Milan, MO

“To the grant family, I heard of Billy's passing and was shocked. Bill was too young and had a zest for life. We had a great time working together at...Read More »
22 of 37 | Posted by: Harry Canterbury - Tremont, IL

“I am in shock over the passing of Bill. May he eternally rest in Gods arms.... I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Jeannie Quinn ”
23 of 37 | Posted by: Jeannie Quinn - Newport coast, CA

“I have spoke with Gina but still my heart is broken. Bill was like my little brother through thick and thin. We had so many wonderful times as a...Read More »
24 of 37 | Posted by: jack pearce jr - Taylorville, IL

“To Bill Grant, Sean and family...., so sorry to here about Billy. Will say a prayer for you all. (worked at Landmark in Florissant Mo. with Brian...Read More »
25 of 37 | Posted by: Charlie Pokorny - Florissant, MO

“So sorry to hear about Billy. Thoughts and prayers to all his Family and Friends. Respectfully, Kim (Landmark Employee 1984-1987) ”
26 of 37 | Posted by: Kim Chircop (Burke) - Gainesville, FL

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Billy. May God's grace and strength be with you. ”
27 of 37 | Posted by: Glenda Harms - New Berlin, IL

“Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.... ”
28 of 37 | Posted by: Ron & Donna Hovermale - IL

“We were sad to hear about Billy. His easy going manner and laugh will be missed. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. ”
29 of 37 | Posted by: Joseph & Jill Hardy - Springfield, IL

“Billy was a sweetheart who always had a kind word and smile to give. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Rest in peace handsome Billy. ...Read More »
30 of 37 | Posted by: Pam Aden McGowan - Rochester, IL

“I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I am a college fraternity brother and I know the news has shocked the brotherhood. He will be missed. My...Read More »
31 of 37 | Posted by: T.J. Farrell - Geneva, IL

“Pam, Bill, Gina, Sean and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Billy will be greatly missed by a lot of great friends. He always had a smile for...Read More »
32 of 37 | Posted by: Jean Aden-Olson - Springfield, IL

“My prayers are with the Grant Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember every time I seen him at the dealership, he always had a smile for me....Read More »
33 of 37 | Posted by: Giselle - Springfield, IL

“To Grant Family really sorry to hear about Billy passing. Really sad so young. He is at peace now. Your family is in our prays. ”
34 of 37 | Posted by: Tammy Drea Kuznik - Springfield, IL

“To the Grant Family, No words can express the deep sympathy we feel for you. We do not always understand the plan God has for us, but he is there...Read More »
35 of 37 | Posted by: Judi Duncan Stuart - Pawnee, IL

“I have known Billy since he was in high school. He was a great guy that just couldnt overcome some demons. I hope he is resting in peace with a smile...Read More »
36 of 37 | Posted by: Bill Hankinson - IL

“I am going to miss you immensely Bill!! Wishing the Grant family my deepest condolences and send my prayers. I was helping Bill the past 6 mos. ”
37 of 37 | Posted by: Lisa Vande Pol - Scottsdale, AZ

William T. "Bill" Grant, III, 46, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Springfield, died one day prior to his 47th birthday, at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, CA. Bill was born June 4, 1965 in Taylorville, the son of William T. and Pam E. Boaden Grant, Jr. Bill graduated from Rochester High School in 1983 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1987. He then graduated from the National Automotive Dealership Academy. Bill worked for Landmark Automotive Group since he was fourteen years old, and while in college he was hand selected to attend the Walt Disney Management School at Disney World. He was a trustee of United Cerebral Palsy, a member of Panther Creek Country Club and Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity, and a past member of Island Bay Yacht Club. Bill was known for his love of life and having no fear. He enjoyed playing golf, boating, and scuba diving. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William T. and Anna R. Grant and his maternal grandparents, Daris and Blanche Boaden. He is survived by his son, Mason B. Grant of Louisville, KY; parents, William T. and Pam E. Grant, Jr. of Springfield; brother, Sean B. (wife, Taryn R. ) Grant of Springfield; sister, Gina E. (fiancé, Jeff Tesio) Grant of Wesley Chapel, FL; two nieces, Taylor and Aislyn Grant; one nephew, Aidan Grant; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and many friends. Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 1725 S. Walnut St., Springfield with Rev. Jeff Grant, celebrant. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memorial contributions may be made to: United Cerebral Palsy, 101 N. 16th St., Springfield, IL 62703.

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