Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN


Grant Frederick Brace

December 16, 1999August 31, 2020

Grant Frederick Brace, age 20 passed away unexpectedly August 31, 2020 at The University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky. Grant was a 2018 graduate of Alcoa High School where he competed in football and was a 3 time State Champion. He was also a varsity wrestler with a high school record of 128 wins 33 losses. He was a 3 time Tennessee State placer, 2nd in 2016, 5th in 2017 and 3rd in 2018. Upon graduation Grant was awarded a scholarship with the University of the Cumberlands where he went on to tally three falls in his career, including a pin in the 2018 Patriot Open. His last win was a 13-5 major decision in the match with Keiser University. Grant loved God and his family first and was always willing to offer a hand to those in need. Grant was a member of Sevier Heights Baptist Church. He was passionate about snowboarding, dogs, jet skiing or anything outdoors. Preceded in death by grandparents, Terrell and Betty Brace and Mary Lou Foster.

He is survived by his parents Kyle and Jackie Brace; sister and brother-in-law Kaylee and Sam Wagnon; grandfather, Bobby Foster; several aunts, uncles, cousins and his beloved dog, Titan

The family will receive friends Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 pm EST at Sevier Heights Baptist Church, 3232 Alcoa Highway Knoxville, TN. 37920. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 4 pm EST with Pastor Doug Adams and Pastor Andy Langston officiating.

Family and friends will meet at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens, Mt. Juliet, TN to lay Grant to rest on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at 1 pm CST. Pallbearers will be Sam Wagnon, Kerry Brace, Dalton Steele, Johnny Steele, Wade Johnson and Brian Gossett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Chris Fry and Chris Stamberger. Family and friends are invited to gather afterwards at Team Faith Racing Ministry, 6165 John Hager Road, Mt. Juliet, TN. 37122.

Arrangements by Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920. www.berryfuneralhome.com


  • Sam Wagnon, Kerry Brace, Dalton Steele, Johnny Steele, Wade Johnson and Brian Gossett
  • Chris Fry and Chris Stamberger, Honorary Pallbearers


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Sunday, September 6, 2020


Grant Frederick Brace

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Pat Murphy

September 5, 2020

Sweet Jackie, I am so sorry for your loss. Yes, Grant was so special and loved his family. God has better plans for him. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Love, Pat

Michelle Hurd-Cantando

September 4, 2020

Kyle I am so sorry to hear this tragic news. My prayers are with your family. God bless you all at this difficult time.

Bridgett Murray

September 4, 2020

Grant went to the Elementary School where I am the Nurse. He was absolutely the sweetest and kindest young man. He just recently came to visit our school and former teachers while he was in the Nashville area. I still have his picture on my cabinet that he gave to me when he was a student here. We are so proud of everything he has accomplished! Our prayers are with his family!

Hermano Jorge De Queiroz

September 3, 2020

Grant was in my Database class this fall. I found out about his passing on the next day from our University's president. I was in shock, lost in words, and just wanted to give thanks for the memories that will never go away from my mind. He was in the front seat of the class, always the first to be online, and always asking meaningful questions. I trust in God, and I know that one day, we will be together. Even knowing that he had a short life on earth, he left his legacy and mark in all of us forever. May God bless and comfort the family, friends during this time. Hermano

Russell Williams

September 2, 2020

I work with kyle and had the pleasure of working with grant for a brief period and in that short time I know that the world lost a good soul and I'm deeply saddened by the loss of such a great person


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