WKA: William Grant memorial service announced

C. William Grant arrangements announcement 07.15.2009 -- Arrangements for Charles "Bill" Grant, the road racer we lost Sunday morning at Road America, have been announced. Friends may pay their final respects to Bill at: A. Ripepi & Sons...

C. William Grant arrangements announcement

07.15.2009 -- Arrangements for Charles "Bill" Grant, the road racer we lost Sunday morning at Road America, have been announced.

Friends may pay their final respects to Bill at:
A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Home
18149 Bagley Rd.
Middleburg Heights, Ohio,
Friday, July 17
Hours: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m.

Grant, from Westlake, Ohio, was new to karting. A friend sparked his interest in the sport, leading to Grant attending events at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Grant purchased a laydown-enduro kart over the winter and competed in two events at Mid-Ohio this past spring. The Zoom Zoom Nationals marked Grant's first event at Road America and third of his young karting career. He finished a fine fifth in Saturday's 100cc Pipe Heavy race.

Everyone at WKA is deeply saddened by Grant's untimely death and we again offer our condolences to his family and friends. Michael Davis Sr. will be attending the services on behalf of WKA and himself.

To view Grant's obituary online and post thoughts in the Guest Book, go to obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?n=c-william-grant &pid=129767320

The following is the obituary printed in Wednesday's Cleveland Plain Dealer:

C. WILLIAM GRANT IV, age 49. Beloved husband of Darlene (nee Keister). Loving brother of Guy (Eileen) and brother-in-law of Robert (Chris), Donald and James (Barb) Keister. Special uncle, cousin and best friend of many. Owner of Nautilus Consulting Group. Member of the Lake Erie Wreck Divers, A.O.P.A. and E.A.A.

Funeral services at the funeral home Friday, July 17, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to the Berea Animal Rescue Fund, P.O. Box 544, Berea, OH 44017.

FRIENDS RECEIVED FRIDAY 2-4 AND 6-9 P.M. AT THE A. RIPEPI & SONS FUNERAL HOME, 18149 BAGLEY RD., MIDDLEBURG HTS. (WEST OF I-71).

-credit: wka

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