Birth date: February 12, 1916
Death date: February 24, 2012
Derwood Zant, 96, of Greenwood, formerly of Big Spring, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at his residence. The family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 PM until 4:00 PM at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
He was born February 12, 1916 in Breckenridge, Texas to Mae and Joseph Zant. He was a veteran of World War II and was wounded in Battle of the Bulge. He was a lifetime resident of Howard County. He owned D.C. Zantís Fix It Shop until moving to Greenwood in 2007. He was a member of North Birdwell Lane United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son Gene Zant and wife Zeba of Greenwood, 2 grandchildren: Melody Holder and husband Jason of Waco and Allen Zant and wife Stephanie of Denton; and 2 great grandchildren: Jacob Holder and Michael Holder.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister.
Pallbearers will be Allen Zant, Jason Holder, Joe Don Zant, Jr., Ty Zant, Ronnie Feland and Daniel Drake.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com
3:00 PM until 4:00 PM Sunday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home
10:30 AM Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.