Roy Lee Grantham

Roy Lee Grantham, 89, passed away July 12, 2019. He was born June 27, 1930 in Walnut Grove, to Floyd and Flora Grantham. He had two brothers, Si and Gene and a sister, Sue. Grantham was married to Jo Ann (Long) Grantham in 1951. Together they had a son Lynn and a daughter Karen.
Grantham graduated from Southwest Missouri State College after serving two years in the Korean War then worked for Springfield Baptist Hospital for several years, moved to the Missouri State Chest Hospital in Mt. Vernon and worked in administration for 22 years. Later he moved to Joplin and opened an accounting and tax service business. He continued the tax business until his final retirement in 2011. He started the filing of tax returns in 1955.
He enjoyed sports especially basketball, baseball, softball, and golf. He played softball in Springfield for 28 years and is a member of the Springfield Softball hall of fame. He was very active in the Baptist Church as a Deacon and Sunday school teacher.
Grantham is survived by: his wife Jo Ann of the home; son, Lynn Grantham and wife Nancy of Girard, Kan.; two grandchildren; along with other family and many friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents; siblings; and daughter, Karen.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with burial to follow in Greene Lawn Cemetery, Walnut Grove. Memorials may be made to Willard First Baptist Church Building Fund and may be left at the funeral home.


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