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Grant, William Baillie

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July 1, 1943 - April 9, 2018

Grant, William Baillie

William Baillie Grant was born July 1, 1943 and passed away on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the age 74. Bill was the son of William Baillie Grant Sr. and Stacy Meegan Grant.  He graduated from Brian Adams High School and San Diego State University. Bill was a proud Marine serving in Viet Nam 1964-1967. ( Kilo 3/7  1st & 3rd Marine Division) Returning to Dallas, he worked as in-house architect for Centennial Homes. Soon formed his own home-building company, then later began a long career in commercial real estate development.

A true entrepreneur, Bill was known for his integrity, loyalty and honesty.  He became a mentor, adviser and loyal friend to many young men and women.  Being an only child, Bill loved to surround himself with family and friends.  He shared his passion for photography, travel, & motorcycle adventures. A voracious reader, writer and storyteller, he entertained us all. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jane Presley Grant.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 17th, 3:00 pm at Cox Chapel, Highland Park United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Wounded Warriors or Veterans program of your choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Steve Taylor

April 17, 2018 10:12AM

I last saw Mr. Grant in December and always looked forward to talking with him. I have been doing his CT scans for the last couple of years. He was a great guy and I will remember him for all the stories he told me about his time in the service. I'm sorry for your loss.

Dorothy Blome

April 17, 2018 8:50AM

Jane, Bill's high school buddies are so sad to hear of his passing. Several of us will attend the service today. He was a special person and had many friends who remember him with fondness and love. I hope your warm memories will bring some comfort in the difficult days ahead.
Dottie Carter Blome, Bryan Adams class of '61

Sarah Miller Barclay

April 16, 2018 10:54AM


We are so very sad to learn of Bill's passing. He was a remarkable man, with a full and accomplished life in so many ways, and I know he will be missed very much. I do have such fond memories of him always checking in on me whenever he'd visit Denver for business, years ago. Please know you're in our thoughts.

Sarah Barclay

Mike Gravitt

April 15, 2018 2:29PM

Dear Jane,
We are so saddened by Bill's passing. Our thoughts are with you. I consider it a great privilege to have known Bill for so long. I always admired his keen sense of humor, his positive attitude, his range of interests and his personal charisma. He was an inspiration to those of us who worked with him in the commercial real estate business. He was one of the most powerful personalities I have known and I will never forget him.