FREDDIE ELI GRANT, 76, of Corsicana, TX passed
away on Aug. 5, 2018, surrounded by his loving
family at his home.
He was born on Feb. 27, 1942, to Fred Eddy Grant
(RHS-1929) & 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, TX, 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 U.S. 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