George James Wesley Grandy was born on August 14, 1966 in Arkadelphia to Sammy Lee Grandy and Lois Rene McGhee. After the untimely passing of his mother, George was raised by his grandmother Rosie Grandy. At a young age he regularly attended Antioch Baptist Church. She taught him to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, brave, and clean. So, he tried pattern his life in every sense of the way.
George was known as “Crunch “to family and most friends. He was a 1984 graduate of Arkadelphia High School. He enjoyed basketball and was an honorary member of the Arabian Knights basketball team. He was a longtime employee of Morse Automotive “brake shoe plant”.
He was a strong example of family, friend and fellowship. In his spare time, he loved entertaining and particularly loved the competition associated with dominoes, cards and the hilarious bragging rights stemming from his frequent wins. Crunch loved old school music and was a passionate supporter of the San Francisco 49ers. Although he never joined Antioch Baptist Church he attended numerous times with his brother, Leon.
His cool and jovial personality was like a magnet that drew others to him. He could always be spotted driving around Arkadelphia “blocking” with his home-boy Ron in the passenger seat. He had a special love for his two “bonus-grandsons” Darius and Terence, Jr. To know his was to love him and he will truly be missed.
George passed from this life on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at CHI St. Vincent Hospital in Hot Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved grandmother, Rosie Grandy and a brother, Rodney Keith Grandy Brownlee.
George leaves two sisters, Sheila Grandy and her fiancé Brian Morrison of Birmingham, AL and Eula Grant of Dallas, TX; a bonus sister, Kim Robinson of West Memphis, AR; four brothers, Sammy Leon (Jacqueline) Grandy of Little Rock, AR, James Grandy of Dallas, TX, Herbert “Poncho” Allison of Arkadelphia, AR and Roland (Pam) Grandy of Salt Lake City, UT; his companion, Sahikedia Dobbs of Arkadelphia. He also leaves two aunts, Mae Lois Calhoun of Arkadelphia and Margie Chambers Smith of Hot Springs, AR; his best friend, Ron Hunter of Arkadelphia, AR, several other friends and numerous cousins.
Public visitation will be held Friday, June 18, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home. Services will be held graveside at Richmond Hill Cemetery 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 with Rev. Vernon Moody, Officiating. Interment will be at Richmond Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Sam Jones, Kirk Jones, Ron Hunter, Anderson Thomas, Louis “Big Lou” Wes, Charles Williams and Eric Davis. Honorable to mention will be the AHS Class of 1984 and the Arabian Knights Basketball Team.
The family request that you wear the colors of his favorite football team, the San Francisco 49ers.