Howard P. "Buddy" Grantham

September 20, 1924 - May 31, 2021

Howard Grantham

Howard P. “Buddy” Grantham, 96, of Silsbee, died Monday, May 31, 2021, at Kountze Nursing Home, Kountze, Texas. He was born on September 20, 1924, in Singer, Louisiana, to Sarah Piniece Seal and James Washington Grantham. Howard was a United States Navy veteran, having served in World War II. He was a retired peace officer.

Howard was former Constable for Hardin County; he served as Chief Deputy for Sheriff Billy Payne and helped establish the Crime Scene Unit with Beaumont Police Department. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Howard will be remembered as the epitome of a gentleman.

He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Geraldine Grantham; daughters, Cathy Parks and her husband, Gary, of Lumberton and Melinda Stanton and her husband, Randy, of Silsbee; stepson, Patrick Ryan and his wife, Stephanie, of Silsbee; grandchildren, Jason and his wife, Charla; Mary and her husband, Steven; Cristy; Laura and her husband, Craig; Michael; Sara and her husband, Josh; and Brady; great-grandchildren, Mya, Brittan, Alison, Brooklyn, Luke, Andy, Sam, and Stevie; special friend, Steven Caraway; and numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Howard is preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; and seven brothers.

A gathering of Mr. Grantham’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m., until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 3, 2021, at Broussard’s, 490 Cemetery Road, Silsbee. His funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 4, 2021, at Broussard’s, Silsbee, with his graveside service to follow at 2:00 p.m., Friday afternoon at Newlin Cemetery, 653 Newlin Cemetery Road, Singer, Louisiana.

A special thanks from the family to all of his caregivers at Altus Hospice, especially Emily, Kourtney, and Stephanie; his caregiver, Allison; and the caregivers at Kountze Nursing Center. You have been a Godsend!

Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, Florida 33131 or to an organization of one’s choice.

Please observe social distancing guidelines. By attending any public event you are acknowledging the risk of exposure to the Corona Virus. Please follow the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control:


Gathering of Family and Friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Thursday, June 03, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Friday, June 04, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Graveside Service
Newlin Cemetery
653 Newlin Cemetery Road, Singer, Louisiana
Friday, June 04, 2021
2:00 p.m.

Comments (8)

  • Hicks Dunlap

    04 June 2021 at 13:55 | #

    Geraldine and family. I’m so sorry to learn of Howard’s passing. He very much was a gentleman. God bless you all.


  • Sambo & Sue Callaway

    03 June 2021 at 15:30 | #

    So sorry for your loss prayers for comfort and peace during your time of loss


  • Felicia Payne

    03 June 2021 at 15:08 | #

    Gerri and Melinda so sorry to hear this. Prayers and condolences to you all.


  • Sandra Ellington

    03 June 2021 at 03:42 | #

    Mr. Howard P. Grantham was truly an amazing man, leader, Navy Veteran, peace officer. Certainly his influence was felt by his family, and the entire Hardin County. I, along with many others, celebrate his life and his going home to be with his Heavenly Father.


  • Bud Cowart

    02 June 2021 at 19:05 | #

    Geraldine, Cathy, Melinda, and family: I was sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I really enjoyed our visits and some of his old stories from his law enforcement days. I asked him one time why he poured such a small amount of coffee in his cup when he came by. He told me that when he worked nights he would check on all of the convenience stores. Each clerk insisted that he drink a cup of coffee, which he soon found to be a challenge. So he would pour just a small amount at each stop.
    Great man….he will be missed.


  • George Callaghan

    02 June 2021 at 12:39 | #

    Howard will be sadly missed by George Callaghan (Geraldine's Brother from Canada) and his wife Heidi.


  • Shirley Stephens

    01 June 2021 at 23:56 | #

    Geraldine I was saddened to hear of your loss! Sending my heart felt prayers!!!


  • Ron & Peggy Sterling Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

    01 June 2021 at 21:28 | #

    Melinda & Family, know you are being thought of from across the miles.
    Our Daddy’s are our first loves...forever. ♥️


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