by Cherokee Senior Softball Association, 2021-01-18T16:01:21.000-08:00January 18 2021, at 04:01 PM PST
Unfortunately, CSSA has lost a well-respected, admired and the ultimate gentleman Senior ball players to Covid-19 on January 15, 2021 after a very brief hospital stay. L J Grant had been a CSSA member for more than 24 years, starting when there were only four (4) teams. In later years, often playing on three (3) Leagues in one season and if needed, would be available to play on another team if they were short players. In addition to playing, he also was a Manager and Coach over the years.
He was the consummate storyteller of any and all areas of life from his early days helping on his dad’s farm, captain of his high school football team, time spent in the US Army, being stationed in Alaska, 40 years driving oil tankers and of course CSSA games, antics and tournaments he and his fellow teammates played. No matter how the game was going, L J could always bring a laugh or smile to one’s face with just a comment. He will be missed by many.
In the 56 years of marriage to his high school sweetheart Daffon, it was said they never spent more than five days apart from each other. L J is survived by his wife Daffon, three (3) children and five (5) grandchildren. Woodstock Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and due to current health restrictions, no public services are being planned. Condolences can be posted on their website or cards sent to: Mrs. Daffon Grant, 5071 Ravenswood Dr., Marietta, GA 30066-1335.