Orville Grindstaff

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018

Orville Grindstaff, 97, of Elizabethton, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, from Ivy Hall Nursing Home in Elizabethton. Orville was born in Wise County, Va., to the late Vaught and Lina White Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Nancy Campbell; two sisters, Bernice Grindstaff and Nadine Fisher; and two brothers, Ernest Grindstaff and Bert Grindstaff.
Orville was a loving husband and father and retired from North American Rayon Company after 46 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in World War II. Orville was a member of Watauga Valley Freewill Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for 40 years and as the church treasurer for 44 years. He was one of the first members of the Golden Group, formed by the church. Orville also loved farming.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving and devoted wife of 75 years, Eula Grindstaff, of the home; two sons, Larry Grindstaff and wife Leatha of Elizabethton and Lynn Grindstaff and wife Tina, also of Elizabethton; his grandchildren, Todd Grindstaff, Trampus Grindstaff, Heather Grindstaff and Terry Campbell; one brother, J.D. Grindstaff and wife Mary Lou of Elizabethton; five sisters, Ann Breland and husband Rev. Odell Breland, Della Nettles and husband Floyd, Mary Nell Greer and husband Rev. Bill Greer, Erma Barker, and Judy Scholl and husband Ray; and one brother, J.D. Grindstaff. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A service to honor the life of Orville Grindstaff will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the Riverside Chapel of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Rev. Bill Greer officiating. Music will be provided by Joy Dean Babb, soloist, Ted Puckett, soloist, and Leatha Grindstaff, pianist. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 12 until 1 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow in the Wilson Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Rick Williams, Eddie Williams, Todd Grindstaff, Trampus Grindstaff, Sherrell Perry and Robert Calloway. Honorary pallbearers will be Keith Williams, Maynard Peters, Howard Campbell, Terry Campbell, Michael Lowe and Gary Williams. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of Ivy Hall Nursing Home for their loving care given to Orville during his illness. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Watauga Valley Freewill Baptist Church, 965 Highway 91, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website,www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Grindstaff and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information and Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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