Dickie William Grant was born on November 15, 1942 in Clarksville Texas to Thomas and Margaret Sade Grant. He passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Paris Regional Hospital in Paris, Texas.
Dickie was a graduate of Clarksville High School Class of 1961. He married his high school sweetheart, Louise Estelle Hutchison on September 7, 1963 in the Little Chicago community outside Clarksville. They moved to Lewisville shortly after marrying and he worked for Crawford’s Grocery Store. He attended North Texas State University and knew college was not for him. He later worked for Bill’s Market in Lewisville and met Bob Knowles and together in May of 1977 they opened Old Town Meat Market in Lewisville. Over 32 years, the Meat Market was the 1st job for so many and Dickie helped to raise countless young people. He never met a stranger and made everyone who entered the market feel at home. He was a television star appearing on 2 Food Network Episodes “Food 911” with Tyler Florence and in 2006 “Barbeque with Bobby Flay” came to do a feature story. His daughter Marsha helped to run the market with Lou and he was happiest when he was selling meat and feeding the masses. Dickie and Lou retired in December of 2009 and moved back to the Cherry Community outside Clarksville to the Grant Family home place. Marsha moved to Clarksville and in 2015 she opened Grant’s Bar-B-Que on the corner of Highway 37 and US 82. Taking the delicious recipes and knowledge she learned and with Dickie’s help, she has built a testament to quality food and friendly service in the Grant Family Traditions. His son Neil still lives in Flower Mound, but travels back to assist the family in the business.
Dickie is survived by his wife Lou of 56 years, his daughter Marsha Grant of Clarksville and son Neil Grant of Flower Mound. He is also survived by his sister Judy Grant Davis and Bob Davis of Lewisville, nieces: Debbie Barnett and David of Clarksville, Sharon Meredith and Annette Lukenbill of Beaumont, and Tedra Jackson of Carrollton and many great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Ted Grant and brother Edward Grant.
Graveside services will be at Stone’s Chapel Cemetery in the Cherry Community outside Clarksville on Monday, May 11th at 10:45 am, under the direction of Clarksville Funeral home. The family will receive friends at the Grant home to follow.
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