Published 9:08 am Thursday, March 12, 2015
Landon Grindstaff, 82, of Elizabethton, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Johnson City Medical Center, following a brief illness. Mr. Grindstaff was born in Elizabethton, the son of the late Clayton and Dora Stout Grindstaff.
Mr. Grindstaff was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed gardening. He was a United States Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce Peters Grindstaff, of the home; two daughters, Debra Nave and husband Daniel and Pamela Lunceford and husband Sheriff Dexter Lunceford; a son, Eric Grindstaff and wife Johnie; five granddaughters, Ashlee Carmack and husband Josh, Tessa Lunceford, Jessica Lunceford, Ericka Gamble and husband Rony, and Amber Grindstaff; two grandsons, Nathaniel Grindstaff and Jonathan Grindstaff; three great-grandchildren, Roman, Logan and Veronica Gamble; and two sisters, Frances Taylor and Jettie Grindstaff. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. A graveside service to honor and celebrate the life of Mr. Grindstaff will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 13, at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Gary Roe officiating. Active pallbearers will be Raymond Smith, Fane Bowers, Jimmy Eggers, Chris Bowers, Josh Carmack, Norman Peters, Roscoe Peters and Rony Gamble. Honorary pallbearers will be Willard Peters, Jack Fletcher, Russell Peters, his friends and neighbors, and his friends at the Barn. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Friday to go in procession. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to be serving the Grindstaff family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.