Published 4:20 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Aaron Grindstaff, 84, Elizabethton, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2022, at NHC Health Care.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George F. and Oakley Carr Grindstaff.
Aaron was a graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was the owner and operator of Elizabethton Custom Cabinets since 1971. He was a member of East Side Christian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Lee Grindstaff Garland, and a granddaughter, Jamie Lee White.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Oliver Grindstaff; two sons, Billy Jack (Cindy) Grindstaff and Michael (Amber) Grindstaff, all of Elizabethton; a step-son, Arnold (Pam) Jaynes of North Carolina; a step-daughter, Vivian McKinney, Bristol, Tenn.; four grandchildren, B.J. (Amanda) Grindstaff, Ashley (Seth) Andrews, Gavin Grindstaff and Colin Grindstaff; his great-grandchildren, Brayden Andrews, Ethan Andrews, Elijah Andrews and Bentley Grindstaff; step-grandchildren, Brooklyn Adams, April Noel and Stefan McKinney; four step-great-grandchildren, Owen, Quinn, Logan and Jacob McKinney; a sister, Mary Alice Smith; a brother-in-law, Sam Smith; and a niece, Gina Officer.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eric Wright and Mr. Eddie Fine, minister, officiating. The graveside service and interment will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 22, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Keith Carr, Tony Woods, George Guinn, Greg Depew, Scott Depew, B.J. Grindstaff and Allen Renfro. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Fletcher, Jerry Carr and Milbourn Mac McKinney, Randy and Ronnie Payne and Wes Holsclaw. The family would like to express a special thank you to Ashley, Dylan, Tabitha, Keely, Tommie-Toe and Johnny for the excellent care he received. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:20 a.m. Thursday to go in procession to the cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Grindstaff family.