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Dwight L. Grainger, a man of profound love, kindness, and generosity, has completed his earthly journey. Born on November 22, 1942, in Jackson County, Florida, Dwight's life was a testament to the power of love, the strength of character, and the beauty of a life well-lived. He passed away peacefully on November 15, 2023, in Valley, Alabama, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to inspire and motivate those who knew him.
Dwight was a man who loved deeply and unconditionally. His love for his wife of 62 years, Johnnie Grainger, was a love story that transcended time. Their love was a beacon of hope, a testament to the power of commitment, and a shining example of a love that endures. Together, they raised a beautiful family, including their children, Greg (Jody) Grainger, Rhonda Grainger, Phillip (Stacy) Grainger, and Micah (Amanda) Grainger. Dwight was a loving grandfather to 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, a beloved brother to Ann Kitts (Doug) and Sharon (Darron) Orgeron, and a cherished brother-in-law to Theresa Grainger. He was preceded in death by his parents, Felton Dwight Grainger and Mildred Louise Adams Grainger, a son, Keith Grainger, and his brother, Ralph Grainger.
Dwight's professional life was marked by dedication and hard work. He retired from the Uniroyal Michelin plant in Opelika after 28 years of service in the maintenance department. His work ethic was unparalleled, and his commitment to his craft was an inspiration to all who worked alongside him.
Dwight's passions were as diverse as they were deep. He loved his Lord and his family with a fervor that was contagious, and his faith was a guiding light in his life. He was passionate about music, playing the guitar and singing in church for most of his life. He loved camping with family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, both abroad and domestically, always eager to explore new places and experience new cultures. He enjoyed watching college football during the fall season.
Dwight L. Grainger's life was a symphony of love, kindness, and generosity. His melody will continue to play in the hearts of those who loved him, and his legacy will continue to inspire and motivate those who knew him. His memory will forever be a beacon of hope, love, and kindness.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. EST at the Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home chapel with interment following in Johnson Memorial Gardens. Pastor Kevin Haefner will be officiating. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 P.M. EST until 8:00 P.M. EST.
Please visit Dwight's Memorial Tribute page at www.johnsonbrownservicefh.com to leave a kind word for his family, share a memory of Dwight, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home directing.