FREDDIE ELI GRANT, 76, of Corsicana, TX passed
away Aug. 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving
family at his home. MEMORIAL SERVICE: 1:30 p.m.
Saturday in Greenwood Chapel.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1942, to Fred Eddy Grant
& Mildred Grant (Franklin) in Ranger, TX. Freddie
attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1960.
He was a hardworking and driven man that never
quit working throughout the entirety of his life.
He had a love for cars, rebuilding several with his
beloved son River, as well as being a professional
welder. His main passion in life, however, was
fishing. Freddie owned a boat dealership in Fort
Worth, Texas, and was a Professional Fishing Guide
on Lake Texoma, Richland Chambers Reservoir, Lake
Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend where he specialized
in helping others to catch Stripers, as well as
Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass. He was the creator
of the T.V. Series "Fun of Fishing with Freddie
Grant" which aired from 1977 to 1993 on KTVT Channel
11 Dallas-Fort Worth Texas, and various other cable
markets. In his time on the show as a Professional
Tournament Angler he traveled the world going from
regional lakes across the United States to Mexico,
South America and even up to Alaska, where he used
his aviation license to fly his camera crew from his
production company to all of the destinations himself.
He became a pioneer of outdoor shows, paving the way
for many of the television productions aired today.
Freddie was also a very talented musician writing a
variety of music from Blues, Classical, Country and
even writing the theme song to his own show. He was
a wonderful man who lived a life full of adventure.
He was loved by many and will be missed tremendously
by all of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors are son, River Grant (Fort Worth); daughter,
Charmain Elrod and husband Roger, (Olney); grandchildren,
Corey and wife, Taylor and James and wife, Sarah; great-
grandchildren, Emma and Riley Elrod as well as Zane and
Clayton Thompson; sister, Deborah Tallant and husband,
Everett "Buz" (North Richland Hills); and many nieces