Celebrating the life of

Grant Hughes Youngman

May 08, 1945 - June 04, 2021

Grant Hughes Youngman

Grant H. Youngman, age 76, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, surrounded by his family.

He graduated from Rice University in Houston with a MEE degree and from Georgia State University with a MBA degree.

In addition to his wife Lena, Grant leaves behind his sister, Christie Hudson; two daughters, Jennifer Little and Stephanie Kenemer; three grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, and Sarah; along with multiple nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, 4605 Highway 80E Savannah, GA  31410.

A chapel service will be held on Thursday, June 10th, at 10:00 am at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel (same location).

Burial will follow at Greenwich Cemetery at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider a donation in Grant’s memory to Hospice Savannah or any charity of your choice.



Our hearts go out to you as we grieve with you, but also, we celebrate the amazing life Grant had. Grant always made everyone laugh with all his jokes, and he would do anything to help anyone. Even if he did not really know them. We all miss him already. Rest in peace, Grant! We all love you!!!

- Ping and Diana Chu, Savannah, GA

What a wonderful man and kind person Grant was. Even though we had the extreme pleasure of spending only a short amount of time with him and Lena during our infrequent visits to Savannah, we always felt that Grant was our lifelong friend. He simply shared his appreciation of life and friendship with you. We will always cherish the memories of playing Rummikub together, a game he and Lena taught and gave us as a gift. Grant so impressed us with his amazing game skills that we had to continue to be turned on to it in hopes of challenging him if we were to play with him again. We are so deeply saddened that we won't have a chance to do that. And I will always remember my last phone conversations with him after he so kindly took time to go to an open house, and then gave me his assessments. We were seriously contemplating on finding a retirement home in Savannah so we can be near family and friends we love, including Grant and Lena. How the quicksand of time took away that opportunity. Grant will sorely be missed. And our hearts are completely shattered knowing how painfully Lena and his family are grieving. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

- Yi-ling and Charles Eng, Gaithersburg, MD

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- Wu, Pensacola, Fl

Judi and I will greatly miss this kind , gentle, and caring soul . We had the opportunity to know Grant better during a visit when he and Lena were kind enough to put us up because Diane‘s house was overflowing. Staying with them, we discovered his amazing sense of humor and his great caring for others. Judi and I send our deepest condolences to Lena and family at this difficult time. They are in our thoughts and prayers. Judi and P.C. Wu

- PC and Judi Wu, Pensacola, Fla

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I’ve known Grant close to 40 years. He was a smart, generous kind soul. He never said no to whatever you asked him. If he didn’t know something, he would find out what what the answer was. Even if he had to goggle it and take days to find the answer! He always helped Lena, whether in the kitchen making carrot cake, Christmas cookies or on the grill. He was a patient tutor to all the children and he made it fun for them. The children absolutely loved him! We will all miss this wonderful man. I’m proud to have called him ‘brother in law’ Rest In Peace Grant, we’ll see you on the other side. Love you and miss you already . Margie Yao Tybee Island

- Margie Yao, Tybee Is, Ga

Without a doubt one of the nicest people I have ever met in my life. I aspire to be as good of a person as Grant was. He will be missed by so many people. I'll never forget how kind he was to me.

- Chris Wu, NA, NA

So very sorry for your loss. I’ll always remember Grant’s sense of humor, kind heart and his masterful organ playing! He was truly multitalented. I once mentioned an antique family radio from the ‘50’s that I loved, but it was broken. Grant went to the trouble of finding the exact radio tube and repaired that old radio good as new. He will be missed, but never forgotten. Sending you all condolences. God bless and Rest In Peace Grant.

- Sue Lampa, Lewisville, TX

Although I met Grant only once, I will always remember his warmth and gentle smile. I can tell how much he adores his Lena. He will be missed by all who know him. My deep condolences to dear Lena and family. You are in my thoughts.

- Ava Chung, Brookline , MA

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Dearest Lena & family, So sorry for your devastating loss! Grant was caring, supportive and had such a good sense of humor! I remember being surprised to learn that he was an organist who loved to build organs and he was so musical and talented! I wish we lived closer so that I could give you a big hug nevertheless Ken & I send our love, thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Fran & Ken

- Fran Onne-Fong & Ken Fong, Brooklyn, NY

My deepest condolences to you, Aunt Lena, on the passing of Uncle Grant. I was so sad when I heard about him passing. Uncle Grant was a funny and kind man. Sending love to you!

- Christina Yao, Columbia, SC

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Dear Lena. Even though we can't be there with you at the chapel service today to say our final goodbye to Grant, we're with you in our hearts feeling your hurt. Our minds can see that no amount of tissues can wipe away your tears and no words of comfort can take away your pain. I have asked Diana to give you a strong hug for us, in hopes that you will somehow find the strength to make it through this stormy day. Love Yi-ling and CW

- Yi-ling and CW, Gaithersburg, MD

Our hearts go out to you in your time of loss. All our love, Justin and Steven

- Steven Onne, New York, NY

So sorry to hear about your brother. Our prayers are with you and his family.

- Steve & Barbara Boyd, Jefferson, GA

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel