A funeral service for Edward Grant Bible, age 98, of Sulphur Springs, Texas, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 3, 2022, at League Street Church of Christ with Buddy Wiggins and Ronald Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park with Steven Drachenberg, Mark Griffin, Gordon Bench, Kevin Wilkes, Tommy Panter, David Brock, Todd Kammerdiener and Ronald Owens serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Edward Grant Bible, a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, and friend, departed this life August 30, 2022.
Grant was born April 26, 1924, on the Bible family farm near Hollis, Oklahoma, to Paul Isaac Bible and Dena Ethel Bible. He married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Lucille Cary, on December 23, 1943. This December would have brought them to their 79th anniversary. Grant attended school at Gould and LaCasa Consolidated School, graduating from LaCasa in 1942.
He then attended an Airplane Mechanics and Engine repair school in Lawton, Oklahoma, before he was called to service during World War II. He joined the US Navy, received his training in Farragut, Idaho, and was assigned to Manchester, Washington, to work as a Yeoman Striker.
After the war, Grant and Lucille returned to Hollis, Oklahoma, to take on the task of farming and working for Lone Star Gas Company. When it closed, he was transferred to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He soon applied for and went to work as a gas plant mechanic for Warren Petroleum, which became part of Gulf Oil Company. In 1965, he was transferred to Sulphur Springs, Texas. Eight years later, Gulf Oil merged with Chevron Oil Company, and Grant was transferred to Longview, Texas, where he worked until he retired in May 1983.
He was a member of the Lord’s Church from his teenage years on, and during their 20 year residence in Longview, he and Lucille were members of Pine Tree Church of Christ, where Grant served as a Deacon. They moved back to Sulphur Springs, in 1992, where they worshiped with the members of League Street Church of Christ.
Grant was a handyman all of his life and enjoyed fixing things not only for the enjoyment of his family, but also for neighbors, friends, and the church.
He is survived by his wife, Lucille; son, Tony Bible; daughter, Rhonda Drachenberg; one grandson, Steven Drachenberg; three granddaughters, Cary Owens and husband Ronald, Natalie Kammerdiener and husband Todd, and Lyndsi Brock and husband David; three great granddaughters, Krista Owens, Kayla Owens, Andie Joy Drachenberg; and two great grandsons, Logan Todd Kammerdiener and Nathan Grant Kammerdiener. He is also survived by one niece, Kimberly Winne, and her son, John, and her 3 daughters, Jessica Winne, Jena Entrekin (husband, Matt, and daughters Ruth and Phoebe), and Jacqueline Winne.
Grant was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Paula Beth Plummer; his brother-in-law, Maurice Plummer; his daughter-in-law, Linda Waller Bible; and his son-in-law, Timothy Drachenberg.
The family asks that any memorial be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at www.murrayorwosky.com