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Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park

1900 E. Oakland Ave, Johnson City, TN

OBITUARY

Benjamin Douglas Grindstaff

June 2, 1982June 2, 2020
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Benjamin Douglas Grindstaff, age 38, of Garner, North Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Johnson City, Tennessee, a son of Debra and Steve Dinsmore and Douglas Mack Grindstaff.

Benjamin was a graduate of Science Hill High School. He worked as a Sales Manager at Grand Discovery. He was a generous, fun loving man. He enjoyed the beach and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his parents, grandparents John and Georgia Tipton, brother Chris and Sherry Nowlin and nieces Katie and Emily. Brandon and Susan Dinsmore and nephews Ethan and Logan. Aunts Carol Comans; Tammy Christian and Mike, Patty Ward and Dave. Several cousins and close friends.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 3:00 PM at Monte Vista Funeral Home with Cheryl Rice officiating. Those unable to attend, may view the livestream of the service by visiting https://www.facebook.com/MonteVistaMemorial/

Committal Service and Inurnment will be held at a later date in Roselawn Memory Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements especially for Mr. Benjamin Douglas Grindstaff and his family have been made through Monte Vista Funeral Home & Memorial Park, 1900 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, TN; 423-282-2631.

  • FAMILY

  • Debra Dinsmore (Steve Dinsmore), Mother
  • Douglas Mack Grindstaff, Father
  • John Tipton, Grandfather
  • Georgia Tipton, Grandmother
  • Chris Nowlin (Sherry Nowlin), Brother
  • Katie Nowlin, Niece
  • Emily Nowlin, Niece
  • Brandon Dinsmore (Susan Dinsmore), Brother
  • Ethan Dinsmore, Nephew
  • Logan Dinsmore, Nephew
  • Carol Comans, Aunt
  • Tammy Christian (Mike), Aunt
  • Patty Ward (Dave), Aunt

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service & Inurnment Will Be Held At A Later Date

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Ed Nichols

June 13, 2020

Hello Benny it is Ed, I was always looking forward to seeing your face at work. Your smile and laughter made all of us feel good, your body may not be with us anymore but your spirit and soul still flows through all of us which makes it impossible for us to forget Someone as special as you. I'll see you upstairs down the road buddy!

Dean Wiggins

June 7, 2020

You have always held a special place in my heart. Go rest high on that mountain.

Brennan Orr

June 6, 2020

Ben,
You were a great man and a wonderful friend. We had the best times together and we were there for each other. You always made it a point to make me feel better about the day no matter how you felt. You always called me your little brother. Well you're my big brother! Rest in heaven sir and I'll be thinking about you everyday. I love you!
- Brennan

Jean Stitt

June 6, 2020

My heart goes out to you and your family. I have you in my thought and prayers. Love you

Pam/Larry Sherwood

June 6, 2020

May the Lord Bless you and comfort you during this time. Love, Pam and Larry Sherwood

Ann and John Barrowclough

June 6, 2020

We are so very sorry to hear about Ben. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God bless him. The Barrowclough Family

Katherine Hall

June 5, 2020

Debbie and Steve, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your dear Benjamin.
My sincere condolences to you and your whole family.
Katherine

Pam and Ronnie Meadows

June 5, 2020

I guess you could say the we are Ben's ex-aunt and uncle-in-laws. We truly loved Ben with all our hearts. He was one that brought sunshine into every room he entered. We had soooooo many happy times with him. Church, lunches, vacations. He had one of a few and rare personalities. Someone you can never, ever forget. We are still in shock over this and so saddened. Our prayers to all of his family. He was a good man with a kind heart. Wish there were more "Bens" in this world. A good boy..a good boy.


Lenny Curotz

June 5, 2020

Benny G!!! I love you bro.. I will see you in heaven brother!! That is a fact!!

Pat Whitehead

June 4, 2020

We were so very sorry to hear about Ben's passing. Ben was a wonderful friend. He was one of the first friends to come over and play with Dan and Tim after we moved in, and thus began a lifelong friendship. Ben was fun, kind, and always enjoyed what he was doing. We will miss but never forget Ben. Our prayers are with your family. Love, Pat, John, Dan, and Tim.

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