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Jacob Allen Granger, 56, known to all as “Jake”, peacefully passed away in his home in Atlanta, GA the morning of June 9, 2017 after a brief, but valiant fight with cancer. Jake was born in Lake Charles, LA and had lived in southern California, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia, before moving to Atlanta in 2002. Jake received his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. He was a career professional and had worked at Burroughs Corporation, Unisys Corporation, and most recently as a Sr. Pricing/Costing Manager at AT&T Business Solutions.
Jake was very active in his local community holding many positions, including President, of the Fairway Gardens Homeowners Association for a number of years. Jake loved being in the sun and near the water and could play a very competitive game of sand volleyball. He is remembered by his co-workers, family, and friends as a very responsible and supportive man, with a ready wit, that kept them in good humor. He had a love of travel and has enjoyed many cultures around the world.
Jake is preceded in death by his father, Noel Forrest “Bud” Granger, and his mother Carinne Granger. He is survived by his brother Andrew Feriol Granger, II, his wife Debbie, and their two children Christopher Granger and Melissa Granger. He is also survived by his great niece and nephews, Emma Myers, Ashton Granger, and Hunter Hentrich. All the family members reside in Beaumont, TX.
Funeral services will be held in Lake Charles, LA at a date and time to be determined. Jake will be laid to rest in the family plot at Sallier Cemetery in Lake Charles, LA. A Remembrance Ceremony will be held Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 4:00 pm, at the Fairway Gardens neighborhood fountain in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jake’s memory to: Hospice Atlanta, 1244 Park Vista Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA. 30319 www.vnhs.org
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