Charles Grantom '53 June 1, 2023 1:35 PM updated: June 1, 2023 1:42 PM
Charles Alton Grantom
February 2, 1932 - April 12, 2023
Charles Alton Grantom, 91, was born on February 2, 1932, in Overton, Texas and passed away peacefully in his home on April 12, 2023. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Second Baptist Church, North Campus, Kingwood, TX.
Charles attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Aggie Corp of Engineering. In 1954 he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was inducted into the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant and served from 1954 - 1956. He was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal (Germany) and the National Defense Service Medal.
For a number of years Charles was owner/president of King Oil Tools and developed numerous patents. In 1977 he started Western Rubber & Manufacturing Co. but eventually retired to spend more time with his beloved wife and family.
Charles was a good Christian man who led by example. He was a member of Second Baptist Church and previously served as a Deacon also volunteering at Mission Northeast. He was also a devoted husband and father. At 13 he met his future bride, 12-year-old Betty Lois King. They began dating in college and married on June 19, 1954. The couple raised their four children in Humble, Texas and Charles was always very involved in their activities. He was known for his quick wit and humorous sayings such as "I'll see if I can fit that into my busy schedule." "I can't see through muddy water." "Eat that, it'll put hair on your chest." and "Waiting, waiting, waiting always waiting." to name a few. He was a Mason, Gideon, and member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He enjoyed playing cards with friends as well as watching sports on TV, especially when the Aggies, Astros or Texans were playing.
Charles is survived by Betty, his loving wife of 68 years; daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Pat Slaughter; daughter and son-in-law, Hollie and Lee Booth; son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Tambra Grantom; daughter, Judy Mackey; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Charlie and Delia (Reeves) Grantom, his brother Glenn Grantom, and sister Billie Jean Grantom. Pallbearers include: Kyle Slaughter, Adam Booth, Dillon Booth, Ryan Grantom, Garrett Grantom, and great-grandson Hayden Booth.
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