Grana, Richard

Richard Ashley Grana, age 48, of Santa Rosa Beach, FL passed away Sunday, September

8th, 2019. He was born on February 9, 1971 in the US Army Hospital,

Wurzburg, Germany to Richard and Cheryl Peck Grana.

Ashley attended Reidland Elementary and Middle School and graduated from Oakland

High School, Murfreesboro, TN class of 1989. He received his BA degree in geography

with an emphasis on planning in 1994 from the University of Kentucky. While at UK,

he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a loyal Wildcat fan. His

interests included traveling, mountain bike riding, history, BMW autos , watching and

attending UK football and basketball games and spending time with his family and


He was of the Methodist faith having joined the church at age 18 at St. Marks United

Methodist in Murfreesboro, TN.

Ashley’s twenty four year career in planning/community development for both city and

county governments occurred in the state of Florida. He was employed as the Planning

Manager for 18 years with the City of Destin before starting his own company, Grana

Development Services LLC in 2017.

Survivors include his parents, Richard and Cheryl Peck Grana of Paducah, sister Tara

Grana of Nicholasville, KY, two nieces, Ashton Woody and Grace Woody, one nephew,

Trey Woody , his paternal grandmother Theresa Grana of Carlsbad, CA,

two aunts, Ella Trovillion of Paducah and Barbara Pitchford of Lake Placid, FL and four

cousins, Chris and Gordon (Debra) Spees ,Dawn Atwood ,Andrea Atwood and Ashley


Preceding him in death were his grandparents, NL and Clara Gordon Peck of Paducah,

John Grana of Carlsbad, CA and a cousin, Mark Atwood.

Services will be held Saturday, September 14th at 12:00 noon at Milner & Orr Funeral

Home of Paducah with Rev. Sky McCracken officiating. Visitation will be from 10am-12pm prior to

the funeral service. Burial will take place at 3:30 at Brooks Chapel Gordon Cemetery,

Dexter, KY.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Reidland United Methodist Preschool, 5515

Reidland Road, Paducah, KY 42003 or the charity of your choice.

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Published 12:00 AM, Wednesday Sep. 11, 2019
Updated 01:12 PM, Wednesday Sep. 11, 2019

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