Grantland Vincent King
06/04/1975 – 02/02/2014
On Sunday, February 2, 2014, our beloved Grant left us and began his journey up the rainbow.
Grant was born in Garden Grove, California, grew up in San Clemente California and landed in Santa Barbara, California where he studied Art History at UCSB and worked for Deckers Outdoor Corporation.
Grant was a force of nature to be reckoned with: fierce and determined, yet so soft and caring to those nearest to him. A hockey enthusiast, player, Kings fan and spectator to the end, Grant had intended on coaching youth hockey. His golf buddies will miss him on the green, and the local Minnesota Vikings fan club will miss his commentary at O’Malley’s on Sunday mornings after catching up on local and world politics. Grant was also a wonderful visual artist, a talent he kept close to the vest.
Grant was a deep soul and ferocious friend with a sharp wit and a unique ability to use humor in the worst of situations. Whatever was happening around him, Grant always wanted to make other feel more at ease. All of us were blessed to have him in our lives; he has been an amazing, son, partner, co-worker, and friend to so many.
Our lives have all been forever changed by him and we will each carry him with us always. He will always be our beautiful Grant…
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, February 22 at 2:30 PM at Unity Church, 227 E Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. In lieu of flowers Grant’s parents, Bill and Terranda King, ask that donations be made to Serenity House, 930 Miramonte Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, Attention: Scott Ackerman.