(Orange, Texas)

March 6, 2013

Thomas Grant Hennigan

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Thomas Grant Hennigan, 73, of Fields, Louisiana, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Christus Hospital – St. Elizabeth in Beaumont.  Born on October 5, 1939 in DeRidder, Louisiana to his parents, Frank Hennigan and Ruth (Smith) Hennigan.  Grant attended Hyatt High School where he graduated as the class Salutatorian, he also attended the Southwestern Louisiana Institute and Lamar College.  He came to Orange in 1959 to work for the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant and retired as a computer specialist.  Grant married his childhood sweetheart, Alice Meryl Hennigan and from their union came three dearly loved children, JoAnna, Frank and John.  Grant attended Community Church in Orange, he found much pleasure in his God, in his granddaughters, church friends, reading, traveling and movies.  He found goodness in everyone, he is truly a remarkable person as he never knew when to stop giving, he lived well, laughed often and loved much.  Grant is preceded in death by his parents; his sister; Priscilla Hennigan Young and his son, Frank Thomas Hennigan.  Those who will most cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Alice Meryl Hennigan of Fields, Louisiana; his daughter, JoAnna Jester and husband, Les of Orange; his son, John Hennigan and wife, Cindy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; his sisters, Janet Hennigan Hamilton and husband, Don of Iowa, Louisiana and Martha Hennigan Banks and husband, Gerald of DeRidder, Louisiana; his granddaughters, Ashley, Emaley and Leslie as well as numerous members of his extended family.  Two memorial services will be held to remember Grant’s life.  The first service will be at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the Mystic Baptist Church, 189 Mystic Church Road (near Highway 109) Fields, LA 70653 with Reverends Delbert Isbell and John Johnson, officiating.  The second service will be at 11:30 AM after the morning service Sunday, March 17, 2013 at the Community Church, 3400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Orange, Texas 77632-9093 with Reverend Daniel Rose, officiating.  Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange.  Grant’s family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers who gave care to Grant during his final days.  The family has requested that no flowers be sent.  In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Benevolence Fund with the Community Church, 3400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Orange, Texas 77632-9093.  Condolences may be sent for the family at

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