Marel James “M. J.” Grant of Crockett, Texas formerly of Mauriceville, Texas, passed away on Sept. 21, 2017 in Crockett, Texas.

Born in Kelly, Louisiana on Sept. 24, 1918, he was the son of Amos Duncan and Martha Jane Grant. He was retired from Neches Butane.  He enjoyed gardening and traveling after retirement.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Aline Grant and his second wife Rosalie Grant, his sister and brother-in-law, Doizer and Ora Harris, and Grandson Jeremy Todd Grant.

He is survived by son, Jimmy and Becky Grant of Center, Texas; grandchildren: Danny Grant of Houston, Texas; Jamey Grant of Mauriceville, Texas; Megan Grant Sample of Center, Texas and great grandchildren: Rachel Grant, Sarah Grant, Kaylee Grant, Blake Grant, Bryanna Sample, Braelyn McCaffrey and Bronson Sample.

A joint visitation for Rosalie and Marel will be held at the Callaway-Allee Funeral home in Crockett on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 10 a.m. to noon. Graveside services for Marel James “M. J.” Grant will be held Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at King Cemetery in Hartburg, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, you may consider a donation towards the Cancer Support Group of Houston County through Pioneer Bank in Crockett or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.callawayallee.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Callaway-Allee Funeral Home.