Charles Edward Gant Jr

07/03/1935 — 07/18/2014

From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Salem, New Jersey

Charles Edward Gant Jr

Charles Edward Gant, Jr., age 79, of Richland passed away July 18, 2014 at Hospice House in Kennewick, WA

He was born to Charles E. Gant, Sr. and Louise E. Banwell Gant on July 3, 1935 in Salem, New Jersey and had lived in the Tri-Cities 70 years.

Mr. Gant was a railroad employee for more than 52 years. As a youth he was a talented athlete playing for Columbia High School three of the major sports of the day, football, basketball and baseball, starring in each. His passion for most of his adult life was playing golf. He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends, all of whom loved him very much.

He is survived by his son, Scott Gant of Pasco; his step daughter, Teresa Bob Shellum of Arizona; his granddaughter, Angela Nick Miller of Pasco; his two great-grandchildren, Madelyn Miller and Jase Miller; his brother, Phil Patti Gant of California and the love of his life, Norma Boswell of Richland.

Charles was preceded in death by his father Charles Gant, Sr., his mother, Louise Gant and his ex-wife, Lajuana Bridges.

A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 3 PM at Events at Sunset, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Angels of Mercy Fund, c/o Christ the King Catholic Church, 1111 Stevens, Richland, WA 99352.

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  • Dear Norma,I’m so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I really didn’t know him that well, but I remember both of you from RHS class of’53. May you find peace in knowing that Charlie is no longer suffering.

    Jim Adams
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Norma and Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I will always cherish his friendship. Charlie was an inspiration to me as a friend and fellow golfer. I looked forward to time on the course with him. He will be missed.

    Greg Barr
    November 4, 2014
    Cle, Elum, WA, USA
  • While we only saw you a few times, you were always happy and cheerful which brightened up everyones day.

    bruce and stephanie frolich
    November 4, 2014
    kings, beach, CA, usa
  • Dear Norma and all of Charley`s family,

    Charley was a good friend and was always kind and considerate. We loved him and I know that you will miss him more. GOD bless you.

    Ken D Russell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so sad to see of Mr Gant’s passing he was a good friend for many years when I worked at Monad FCU Rest in peace Charlie .

    Sally Grego
    November 4, 2014
    WA, United, States
  • Dear Norma,I’m so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I really didn’t know him that well, but I remember both of you from RHS class of’53. May you find peace in knowing that Charlie is no longer suffering.

    Jim Adams
    November 4, 2014
    Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Norma and Family:

    I am so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I will always cherish his friendship. Charlie was an inspiration to me as a friend and fellow golfer. I looked forward to time on the course with him. He will be missed.

    Greg Barr
    November 4, 2014
    Cle, Elum, WA, USA
  • While we only saw you a few times, you were always happy and cheerful which brightened up everyones day.

    bruce and stephanie frolich
    November 4, 2014
    kings, beach, CA, usa
  • Dear Norma and all of Charley`s family,

    Charley was a good friend and was always kind and considerate. We loved him and I know that you will miss him more. GOD bless you.

    Ken D Russell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • I am so sad to see of Mr Gant’s passing he was a good friend for many years when I worked at Monad FCU Rest in peace Charlie .

    Sally Grego
    November 4, 2014
    WA, United, States
  • Dearest Norma and Family of Charlie,

    I was deeply saddened by the passing of Charlie; a man I know was reverently respected and loved by many. Many hearts are broken at this time, but I know one whose heart is torn to pieces by the loss of Charlie. May God speed Charlie’s journey Home to Him where he is safe and happy, and waiting to welcome his loved ones with open arms. May God help you all to heal through this loss and your sorrow. My thoughts, prayers, condolences and love go out to you all. God bless you all. Love, Judy Willox

    Judy Willox
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, United, States
  • Many years after knowing them in High School, seeing Charlie and Norma at the Community Center Senior Dances was a treat and brought back memories of good times. For all of Charlie’s family, and especially for Norma, I am so sorry for your loss. We console ourselves with the knowledge “he is in a better place”, but I know that does not fill the emptiness in your hearts. God Bless.

    Marilyn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA
  • Norma, I am so sorry for your loss May you find comfort in your Memories. Charlie was a wonderful guy and will be very much miss.

    God Bless You

    Dolly

    dolly hopstad
    November 4, 2014
    glasgow, MT, Valley
  • I didn’t know Charlie well nor for a long period of time. I knew him through Norma my cousin and seeing them together always made me happy. They had such a good time together and were good to and for each other. Their time together was not long enough. But they made the most of that time – a lesson we should all take away from their relationship. I admire Norma greatly for her commitment to caring for Charlie and pray that I could be as brave and caring in a similar situation. God be with each of us as we continue life’s journey to our final destination.

    Love and prayers for Norma and Charlie’s families.

    Rita

    Rita Sevcik
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA
  • Dear Norma and Family of Charlie Gant,

    We were so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. He was a wonderful man and I am so glad I got to meet him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all of your families during this difficult time. God Bless-

    Susan and Gary Doran and Family

    Gary & Susan Doran
    November 4, 2014
    Butte, MT, USA
  • Dear Norma and his family,

    Please know that Lois and I are praying for you.His passing was truly a difficult time and we will be here for you should you need us.

    May GOD bless and keep you well.

    Ken Russell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, USA
  • Norma: So sorry you have lost Charlie. But, when they are suffering we have to let them go. Doesn’t take away your pain but you know in your heart how you feel. Am glad you have Kathy & all of your friends to help you along the way.

    As ever, Sunny

    Sunny Edwards Graham
    November 4, 2014
    Seneca, MO, USA
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