Charles “Charlie” Grant, Jr

July 26, 1964 - August 22, 2021
Charles “Charlie” Grant, Jr

Charles F “Charlie” Grant, Jr 57 of New Port Richey, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2021.

Born in Jacksonville, FL and raised in Rock Hill, NY, Charlie returned to the New Port Richey area at the age of 18 where he worked as a truck driver and eventually owned his own trucking company.  In 1985, he became a police officer for the City of New Port Richey, where he worked for over 14 years.

Charlie loved spending time with his family, boating, traveling and was a member of the Rotary Club of New Port Richey.

He is survived by his wife Vivian, son Charles “Chuckie” Grant, III, step-daughter Kelsey Robinson, his mother Bette Ann Young, sister Sandra “Sissy” Grant Johnson, his grandfather Alfred “Grampy” Vezina, and his father and mother in law Ernesto and Kathleen Montemayor.  Also surviving are many family members and friends who loved Charlie dearly.

A Memorial Service will be held 11:00am Saturday August 28, 2021 at Michels and Lundquist Funeral Home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at michels-lundquist.com.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pasco Kids First or to the Rotary Club of New Port Richey.

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  • August 28, 2021
    Isabella valenzano lit a candle:
    Lit since August 28, 2021 at 8:38:55 PM

  • August 26, 2021
    Larry Moulton and Anna Kuhbander says:
    Charlie you always made us smile I’m sure you making everyone smile in heaven

  • August 26, 2021
    Gay Williams says:
    Charlie I met you when you were 17 getting ready to go to the police academy. We were neighbors forever and our kids grew up together. It is a sad day to hear this news. Your life has taken many turns it is now time to fly high.

  • August 26, 2021
    Sara Pizano says:
    Charlie-I know of nobody else who has lived a more full, adventurous, big, epic life than you. You were an amazing son, brother, father, husband and friend and you got back all the love you showered on all of us. We do and will always and forever love you so much! One and done, brother, you are 24K Magic! For Bette Ann, Sandra, Viv, Kelsey, Scott, Jenna, Shawna, Grampy, Chucky and all of Charlie's family who may or may not have been related by blood or marriage-We know that didn't matter to Charlie because family were friends and friends were family. He loved you all beyond measure. That is important to keep close to your heart as you take each step forward without him here in the physical world and know that love never ends. I only hope to #live/lovelikecharlie and will do my very best to honor him by doing exactly that. Sending you all so, so much love.

  • August 26, 2021
    Liz Carfora says:
    My heart hurts for the loss of our friend, Charlie from this devastating Covid19 virus and my deepest sympathy goes out to his mother Bette Ann, sister "sissy" Sandra, wife Vivian, family and friends. I will miss his energy that always lit up a room with his warm personality, wonderful smile, beautiful eyes, and great curls. Although he left us too soon, I will cherish the good times we all shared together. I didn't have a chance to say goodbye, but as my late husband Tony said before he went to be with our Lord, "We'll all rendezvous again someday." May your light shine on Charlie....Godspeed!

  • August 26, 2021
    Martin W Rickus says:
    I send my deepest condolences to Vivian and Charles family. I worked with Charlie at the New Port Richey Police Dept. and maintained a friendship with Charlie after his retirement. Charle was a great officer who enforced the law with compassion and respect for all. He was a great guy to work with as we spent many midnight shifts working patrol. I have so many funny memories of the exploits of Charlie that I smile just thinking about them. Those who worked with Charlie knew his real passion was to be a successful business owner and we urged him to follow his passion and were never surprised by his success! I unfortunately won't be able to attend his service, and I grieve that we have lost a good man. Rest in peace Charlie

  • August 27, 2021
    Gina Scudieri and Len says:
    Dr. Vivian and family, we are truly heartbroken over Charlie's passing. Our sympathy to you and family.

  • August 27, 2021
    Joe & Christine Bates says:
    As many have mentioned, Charlie was always smiling! I don’t recall ever seeing him without a smile during all of the years we have worked with him. Sending prayers to all of his family and friends

  • August 27, 2021
    Alison Shutt says:
    My condolences to his family. Charlie was such an awesome, awesome guy. He would come to the bank every day with a smile on his face. Had many, many conversations with him. His family was his world. I know he will be watching and sheltering over them every day. Vivian, I’m so so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie was truly a solid guy. ❤️❤️❤️

  • August 27, 2021
    Erika Hudgins says:
    There are no words to express the sadness in our hearts. You have touched so many and left us all with memorable moments. The bank will never be the same without you. My prayers an condolences to your family an dearest friends.

  • August 28, 2021
    Aunt Roxanne and Uncle Larry says:
    Dearest Nephew:It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. Back in New York with all our memories miles away, you leave that smile in our hearts for all to save for each rainy day. We have so much to say, but we are talking to God and you daily. Love your favorite aunt Roxanne and uncle Larry...xox

  • August 28, 2021
    Cousin Isabella says:
    Dear cuz, I have so much to say and I have been talking to you all week. Since we were little Sandra , you and I have so many family memories.I held strong this week sending those loving messages thru the universe to you , so you can hear me say HOLD ON...You were the bull, Strong, Sweet, Kind and loving to all. Your strength was so visible. You built an Empire from scratch..You lived a great life of having all your toys and going place to place. I think this week God called your name and it may have been such another beautiful place you saw and spiritually visited, I am sure it was !!! You letting go and going ahead of all of us to the kingdom above. We are all so blessed to have had your love and strength thru out the years. Now God has you by his side showing you the beauty of his kingdom. May you be at peace and now you are free. You will be looking down i know it , to make sure we are all as strong as you were at times. God bless all that you have left behind, family was always the biggest part of your life. I love you cuz , I will love you to the moon and back every day i think of you. My big cousin...love isabella your i think only cousin.. xoxoxoxoxooxoxo

  • August 26, 2021
    David Myers says:
    It will be little things that we remember—smiles, laughter—and although it is hard right now, the memories of these things will become tools to push away the pain. Started working for Charlie 10 yrs ago he was my boss but didn’t take long he became a true friend. Good bye to a true friend.

  • August 28, 2021
    Charlie Denise (ste crew) says:
    God speed my friend

  • August 28, 2021
    Paula Gulbrandsen Crosby says:
    I attended the police academy with Charlie in 1984. Charlie was a great guy and I know he will be missed by all his friends and loved ones.

  • August 28, 2021
    Mike Wojo says:
    I have worked for Charlie for many years and I have always looked up to him and admired him. He always treated me with so much respect and care. I have nothing but great memories of him and I am so proud that I had the honor to work on his trucks. He will forever be in my heart, thoughts and prayers. Sending prayers to his family. With all my heart, Wojo.

  • August 29, 2021
    Steve & Mari Kloszewski says:
    Wow, Charlie will be missed by us. A great character, neighbor and friend

  • August 31, 2021
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  • September 14, 2021
    Carrie Henke - Pipes says:
    I'm lost for words hearing the passing of "Charlie" I knew Charlie for over 15 years, and believe it or not, we never met in person. I've been in site development for many years, Charlie and I met over the phone one day 15 years ago and from day one we were actually buddies. He took care of my trucking hauling needs, selling and buying fill dirt, it was all business. It saddens me that I never had the chance to shake this mans hand but yet I felt a close bond with Charlie. I will miss our phone calls and texts. My condolences to the family and friends close to him. May Charlie Rest In Peace. God bless you all.

  • September 15, 2021
    Bette Ann Young says:
    Bette Ann Young

  • September 15, 2021
    Bette Ann Young says:
    I am so proud to have been Charlie’s Mom. He was a very Thoughtful caring son and person. I loved his special ways of making me feel important. He will always be in my heart forever. He had so many friends and he was loved by so many. I know he will live on in everyone’s heart that he touched. He will be sorely missed. Thank you to all who sent their love, with flowers, plants, trees, cards, and donations. We appreciate your caring thoughts and love. I love you always! Your Mom

  • November 24, 2021
    James sigmone says:
    I will miss you bud we had some good times and you were allways there when I needed a helping hand you never turned me away no matter what kinda help I needed you helped me raise and pay for my family because I couldn't myself thankyou so much Charlie I will be forever in your debt I hop we meet again Thank you for everything you have ever done for me and my family again you were always there for me I considered you my angel I know it sounds stupid but Charlie grant I could always count on you and you never asked me for anything you always gave and never asked for anything in Rey Turn god bless you Charlie and Thankyou for everything and anything you have done for us R.I.P Charlie you belong with the best of them I hope I see you agian………..

  • March 14, 2022
    Emilio Maldonado says:
    Very sad news to me. I worked for Charlie driving one of his trucks. RIP Charlie

  • August 25, 2021
    Vinnie and Mary DiGregorio says:
    Our condolences to you Vivian and family on the sad passing of Charlie, it is a great shock to everyone, having worked for Charlie for the past couple of years i got to see his big smile and big heart, he will be missed, prayers to all his family!

  • August 24, 2021
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  • August 24, 2021
    Judith Riordan says:
    DearVivian, Meg called and I am heartbroken for you, Kelsey your Mom Kathleen and dad Ernie. All of your family. God Blees Charlie.

  • August 24, 2021
    Cindi & Jay Morecraft says:
    Charlie was definitely one of a kind who always had a great smile and kind hugs to share, there is going to be an enormous void in the lives of so many that loved him and were fortunate enough to call him friend. Please know that we are thinking of you and your entire family in your time of grief and will be here for you if you ever need a shoulder to lean on XOXO

  • August 24, 2021
    Dean Roppolo says:
    With an overwhelming sadness in my heart my condolences to Vivian and families on both sides, sister Sissy and all of us that were his friends. I will cherish the kindness great times hockey games,memories and the nickname coined for him in fun times with laughter, My boy blue! Charlie until we meet again my brother you goofy son of a gun God bless you and your loving families.

  • August 24, 2021
    Vivian Winters says:
    I am so saddened by the loss Charlie. Whenever I saw him, he was always smiling and happy, and that joy spilled over to everyone around him. I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family and wish you peace.

  • August 24, 2021
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  • August 24, 2021
    Ashley Moore says:
    My deepest condolences to Charlie’s family & his closest friends. It was a privilege to enjoy the times spent with him at Leesburg Bikefests & poker runs, jet skiing & boating, and the times his alter ego “Fred” showed up to the party. Ava & Danny will always remember their fun over at the house on Roseanne with the animals and his garages filled with cars. Charlie’s huge grin and warm heart will be greatly missed!

  • August 24, 2021
    John Varrati says:
    I am shocked and saddened by the news of Charlie's passing. He was always fair and pleasant to work with when we needed his assistance on our projects. He has left us far too soon.

  • August 24, 2021
    Rita A Roosa says:
    My deepest sympathy to all the family. God Bless BetteAnn, Sandra, and all with God's Grace and mercy. Charlie will remain forever in our hearts

  • August 24, 2021
    Richie & Suzann Abbate says:
    My condolences to the family. Very sad time very big loss. Wishing the family peace ,comfort courage and love through this time of sorrow .

  • August 25, 2021
    KRISTIN TONKIN says:
    My sincere and deepest sympathy goes out to Vivian, Bette Ann, Sandra, Chuckie your whole family and all of your friends. Charlie was an awesome, caring person with many talents. I met him when I was 15 while working at my parent's company F & S Sand in Hudson. I used to take tickets from the truckers, making sure they got the correct amount of sand in their trucks. Charlie was thee first young person I had ever met that was doing really hard work. I always respected him. He was always polite. He had the best smile and beautiful eyes to match. I moved away for college and life experiences. Each time I came back to visit my family, I'd see Charlie accidentally at the grocery store, gas station, drug store etc. I was amazed that he became a policeman. That just made me respect him more. Years later, I moved back home and worked with my parents at our company, Sunset Landing Marina on the Cotee River. Charlie, an avid boater, was back in my purview. Coincidentally, I met Charlie's sister, Sandra, as she lived on my street. Oddly enough, she knew my sister! Small town! Amazing! Charlie's sister, Sandra is an amazing woman. She and Charlie were best buddies, brother & sister. So loving! I recently became a New Port Richey Rotarian. I was glad to know that Charlie was a member of the club. Charlie did a lot for Pasco with the SunWest Project. That goodwill should never be unnoticed. Charlie was dedicated to being successful. And he was just that! A successful businessman, husband, son, father, brother, friend and ally. I can't express my feelings much more. I know how much Charlie loved his family and friends. I know how we all loved him, his being, his soul. But now, he's sitting next to our Lord. I'm sure that Charlie is the best place to be, ever! In the presence of Jesus. Elohim. Adonai. Our Lord God.

  • August 24, 2021
    Lizz Jamirson says:
    My condolences to Vivian and Charles family. I have known Vivian since High School days. I met Charles when they got married. He always had a big smile on his face. Gone to soon. He will be missed. Godspeed Charles.

  • August 25, 2021
    Lisa and Craig Gallagher says:
    Our sincere condolences. We are in a state of shock and disbelief. Charlie was just at our house and we were talking about us all getting together for dinner. He was always so full of life and smiling. We are heartbroken for all of you. We’ve known Charlie for along time and it was so nice to see him so happy! RIP Charlie!

  • August 25, 2021
    Verchel and Leslie Hudson says:
    Our hearts go out to you and your family during this difficult time. I will be out of town and not able to be at the service but know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 25, 2021
    Verchel and Leslie Hudson says:
    I have many great "car" memories with Charlie buying/selling, selling/buying from each other...Godspeed Charlie!!

  • August 25, 2021
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  • August 25, 2021
    Ernie Lowerre says:
    Im heartbroken, Charlie and I were best friends growing up in Rock Hill, we recently reconnected and were planning on getting together to reminisce. Condolences to Sissy any Mom, and all family. I will miss that guy

  • August 25, 2021
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  • August 25, 2021
    John Allen says:
    I worked for Charlie for many years, he was my boss and a dear friend. I will surely miss seeing my old buddy Charlie Tuna around. Rest in peace brother.

  • August 25, 2021
    Wendy & Camilla says:
    Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

  • August 25, 2021
    Stewart Smith and the Team at Alto Construction, Inc. says:
    From the Team of Stewart Smith and Alto Construction, Inc. We would like to send our condolences. We are very sorry for your loss. Wishing you all the comfort during this challenging time.

  • August 26, 2021
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