Ronald Helms Grant

May 6, 1942 - April 18, 2023
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Ronald Helms Grant, 80, entered into eternal rest, Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

Ronald was a loving man who loved his dogs Matt Dylan, Ms. Kitty, Missy, Buddy, and Dolly. Ronald was self-employed for over 50 years in the trailer sales industry. He was a self-taught left handed steel guitar player and he entertained his loyal customers with his guitar playing, and he played with two bands Border Drifters & Ross and Friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, John Reader Grant; mother, Wanda McBee Grant; sister, Charlene Grant.

Ronald is survived by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Alice Kaye Grant; son, Ronald H. Grant II; granddaughter, Calley Marie Grant (Joshua Strader); grandson, John Reader Grant; great-grandson, Joshua Shane Strader Jr.; siblings, John Wayne Grant (Linda), John T. Parker III (Marta), and Kathleen Zimmerman; niece, Marta Caroline Parker Flores (Jose Maria Flores); great-nephew, Rodolfo Jose Flores Parker; as well as numerous other family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 24, 2023, at the reception room at Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation be made in Ronald’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are by Fred Dickey Funeral & Cremation Services, 1320 Trey Dr., Laredo, Texas 78041 (956) 723-3611. For your convenience, you may leave your condolences to the family online at

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Date: Monday, April 24, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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1320 Trey Dr.
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Born: May 6, 1942
Died: April 18, 2023

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Bud Grant posted on 5/4/24

My memories are not very many. I will share that Uncle Will would play his steel guitar around the campfire at family gatherings. As a kid it was often a lot of fun. I remember when we was fifteen I went to visit him and Aunt Alice with my dad. It was always strange to me to be out in the middle of the desert. It was fun to go look for weird rocks and chase tarantulas. I will miss being able to say hello.


Vita Gilpin posted on 4/23/23

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Vita Gilpin posted on 4/23/23

Alice Kaye, Butch and family, I am so saddened to hear of Ronnie’s passing. We are blessed to be left with some very happy memories. You and Ronnie are a part of my happy memories of when I first came to live in Laredo over 50 years ago. You both were such good friends to Roger that he loved a lot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and his loved ones at this time.


Jim Burns posted on 4/22/23

In memory of Ronald Helms Grant, Jim Burns lit a candle


Jim Burns posted on 4/22/23

Truly a unique individual. My most precious memories through my teenage years in Laredo include all the “good times” we had and into my years as a young man there, Ronnie was always there to lend a helping hand and keep us all “on track”. “Chief” might be gone, but never forgotten. My deepest condolences Alice Kaye.


Jack Dunn Jr posted on 4/21/23

Very sorry to see Ron leave us. He was a great friend to me. My deepest sincerest condolences and prayers. Gone, but never forgotten. Jack