James Grant Wood, 84, passed away surrounded by his family on August 23, 2015 in West Jordan, Utah after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Heaven got a little brighter with his smile. Grant was born on December 21, 1930 to Floyd and Beulah Dotson Wood in Minersville, Utah. He married Ruth Green on April 24, 1951 in the St. George Temple. Ruth was a sweet and devoted wife and mother and has been dearly missed. She passed away on July 1, 1999. He married Gayle Lloyd on May 30, 2000 in the Jordan River Temple. Grant and Gayle served an LDS mission to the Oregon Eugene Mission July 2005-July 2006. Grant and Ruth are survived by their four faithful children: Cary (Patricia), Arizona, Ron (Cindy), Stansbury Park, Jan (Mike Baker), West Jordan, Ken (Cindy), South Jordan. Their precious posterity also includes 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Grant's siblings include Patsy (Arnold) Petersen, Jolene (Chico) Pacheco, Clara (Don) Charles, and Vance (Joette) Wood. Grant loved the beautiful Beaver mountains. He enjoyed camping with his family, four wheeling, and hunting. Through the years his family loved hearing his stories around the campfire. How fun it was to hear the stories get bigger and better each time he told them. As he spent the past 3 ½ years at Beehive Homes of West Jordan those assisting in his care enjoyed his pleasant nature as he sang, yodeled and shared his stories and smile with them. He brought much joy to others in his last years in spite of his illness. He will be truly missed. The family is very grateful for the loving care he received from the aides during the time he lived there. His daughter Jan was particularly attentive to his needs and was a loving caregiver. Grant was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church positions throughout his lifetime. He loved the Lord and often shared his testimony with others. He served honorably in the Navy during the Korean War. Grant was also a member of the Mormon Battalion Association for many years and served as the Battalion Commander from 2000-2002. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm at the Minersville LDS chapel (130 West Main Street). A viewing will be held prior to the service from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Interment will be in the Minersville Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com. We now say good bye for a season but look forward to the day when we will be reunited with Grant as he welcomes us with a smile and a big Hello-hah!