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Kevin Dale “Giraffe” Grindstaff

Kevin Dale “Giraffe” Grindstaff, 49, of Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Johnson City, Tenn., to the late Daniel Shay Grindstaff and Edith Berry Grindstaff.
Giraffe worked on the assembly line for Snap-On Tools. He enjoyed softball and going to car shows.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Cale Haynes.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Peggy Grindstaff, of the home; son, Grayson Grindstaff, of the home; two daughters, Brittany Haynes and husband Christopher of Elizabethton and Taylor Grindstaff; five grandchildren, Sophia, Shaylynn, Connor, Brylei and Christopher Kai; beloved pets, Kronos and Kaya; brother, Daniel Grindstaff and wife Maddie of Johnson City; two sisters, Melinda Rupert and husband Jim of Blairsville, Ga., and Paula Holloway and husband Doug of Telford, Tenn.; and special brother-in-law, Michael Payne, of the home. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A gathering of friends for Kevin Dale “Giraffe” Grindstaff to celebrate his life will be between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m. Saturday, September 11, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to the college fund for his son, Grayson, at Knoxville TVA Bank, 2004 N. Roan Street, Johnson City, TN 37601. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Grindstaff family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.