Howard P. "Buddy" Grantham

September 20, 1924 - May 31, 2021

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.

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Ron & Peggy Sterling Scarborough/Georgetown, TX

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

Shirley Stephens

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

George Callaghan

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

Bud Cowart

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.

Sandra Ellington

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.

Felicia Payne

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

Sambo & Sue Callaway

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

Hicks Dunlap

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