Welcome to the memorial page for

Stewart E Grant, Jr.

March 9, 1954 ~ September 23, 2017 (age 63)

Stewart Eugene “Stu” Grant, Jr., 63, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, Indiana, surrounded by his loving family and friends.  


Stu was born March 9, 1954, the son of Stewart E. and Joann (Mobley) Grant, Sr. in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.   He married Marla Harris August 9, 1975, in Cofax, Illinois.   


Stu’s life was defined by three pillars; his family, his faith, and his business. Following in his grandfather, Melvin Mobley’s footsteps, Stu became an Auctioneer.  He owned and operated Mobley & Grant Auction & Appraisal Co., Inc.  Stu was very active in the community, and auctioneered at many fundraisers in Mt. Carmel.  Stu was a devoted member of Parkview Christian Church, where you could find him any given Sunday proudly sporting his Cubs attire.  He was an avid fisherman who always had a tale to tell and a rod and reel at the ready.


Left to cherish Stu’s memory is his wife of 42 years, Marla.  Their marriage was a loving depiction of best friends experiencing life together. He was incredibly proud of his 5 children, Brandon Grant and daughter-in-love Jamie of Santee, California, Bradley Grant and daughter-in-love Shaylon of Decatur, Illinois, Bryan Grant of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Bethany Belden and son-in-love Zane of St. Elmo, Illinois, and, Beau Grant of Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Stu was blessed with 9 grandchildren; Gatsby, Elyse, Iggy, Shepherd, Hope, Brix, Connor, Benson and Zoah. He also leaves behind a sister Genie Grant-Mann and brother-in-love Stephen of Prescott, Arizona and his loving mother Joann Grant of Cottonwood, AZ.


Stu is preceded in death by his father, Stewart E. Grant, Sr.


Family and friends may come Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. for visitation at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.


Funeral services will be held Friday, September 29, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Parkview Christian Church, 11467 N 1550 Blvd., Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with Pastor Mark Richison officiating.  The final resting place will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery Garden Mausoleum.


Memorials contributions may be made to Parkview Christian Church or the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available at Short’s and at Parkview Christian Church the day of the funeral.

Condolences may be made online at Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Stu’s family.


Click on the link to view Stu's Tribute Video.

 Service Information

September 28, 2017

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Highland Memorial Cemetery
1827 College Drive
Mount Carmel, IL 62863

Funeral Service
September 29, 2017

10:30 AM
Parkview Christian Church
11467 North 1550 Blvd
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

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