William “Sonny” Edward Granger passed away at his home on Saturday, January 16, 2021 under the care of Regency SouthernCare Hospice. Sonny was born in Charleston, South Carolina on January 10, 1943 to Dewitt and Katherine “Kitty” Meyers Granger but lived most of his life in Statesboro, Georgia. He married Jean Newsome and they lived happily together for thirty years before she went to be with the Lord. They enjoyed serving the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church where Jean played the piano and Sonny served as a deacon and Bible study teacher of the Beamon Newsome Bible Study Class. At age 11 Sonny overcame polio and regained his health with water exercise at Cypress Lake. Sonny loved Cypress Lake so much that he made it his home and provided a lifetime of swimming and skiing for his family. After graduating from South Trade Georgia Trade and Vocational School, Sonny opened “Sonny’s TV” and later expanded to sell furniture, appliances and mobile homes.
Sonny is preceded by his wife, Jean Newsome Granger and his parents, Dewitt and Kitty Granger.
He leaves behind his daughter Donna Granger Lowe (Bryan); his grandson, Judson; mother-in-law, Dorothy Newsome; sisters-in-law, Nell Burnsed (Rodney), Peggy Cook (Bill) of Hendersonville, N.C., Elaine Collins (Jim) of North Myrtle Beach, S.C.; brother-in-law, David Newsome (Wendy) of Clarksville, GA; several nieces and nephews; and his most precious friends, Carolyn Jones and Ed Curl, Jr. Sonny and his daughter, Donna, will be forever grateful that the Lord send Meranda Hamilton to be his caregiver and encourager.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 4:00 PM for the immediate family.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to the March of Dimes at www.march of dimes.org.