BROWNVILLE - Arthur Trispen Grant, Jr. passed away June 10, 2015, at the age of 78. He was surrounded by his wife of 55 years, Violet, and their four children. Arthur, better known as Buster, was a good man, a hard worker, and honest provider. He was not a loud man, so when he spoke he was heard! He was born in Kingman, Maine, on June 4, 1937, the 4th child (out of 11) of Etta Doane and Arthur Grant Sr.
Buster accomplished much in his life that made his family proud. He returned to high school graduating the same year as his oldest son, Richard Arthur. He was able to send all of his children to college. Arthur was a mechanic in the Air Force but is best known for owning Grant's Service Station for 22 years.
Buster's first love was Violet, but driving tractor trailer was a close second. He drove for many local companies and most recently Lumbra's Hardwood in Milo. (With much appreciation, Benny). After the service station, selling cars, running an auto body shop, and driving truck, he became the head foreman for the Town of Brownville for 10 years. Arthur was a member of the Brownville Community Church for more than 50 years, serving as deacon for many of those years. He was a member of the Masons for more than 30 years and he belonged to the Anah Shriners. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and his "camp" on Schoodic Lake.
Buster is survived by his wife, Violet, of Brownville; son, Richard and his wife, Beth, and their children, Amanda and Mackenzie from Grand Rapids, MI; daughter, Cheryl and partner, Rikki, from Grand Rapids, MI; daughter, Kim and partner, Abe Chase, and daughter, Lydia, from Veazie; and son, Garth, the youngest, from Warwick, RI and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Arthur is survived by one remaining sibling, Jeannine Grant Hayes, from Missouri and many sisters and brothers-in-law. Arthur beat the odds for 8 years with a rare form of cancer, Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia (CMML). The family appreciates all the care and comfort provided by Dr. Garrett and her team as well as the ER and ICU units at EMMC
A Celebration of Arthur's Life will be July 18, 2015, at the Brownville Congregational Church Hall at 1pm. After the service, burial with military honors will be in the Village Cemetery, Brownville. In lieu of flowers people are encouraged to donate to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, https://www.lls.org/, in Memory of Arthur T. Grant, Jr. to help further the research of Chronic MyeloMonocytic Leukemia (CMML).
Drive on Buster. Violet said he was Ever Gentle, Ever Sweet. To his children, there could never have been a better Protector and Provider.
Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home, Milo. Condolences may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.