Billy McClellan Grindstaff

December 26, 1935November 11, 2012
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Billy McClellan Grindstaff, 76, of Old Fort, NC went to be with the Lord Sunday, November 11, 2012 at McDowell Hospital.

He was born December 26, 1935 in McDowell County, to the late Robert D. Grindstaff and Ruth Allison Grindstaff. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Dan Grindstaff and his sister, Martha Sue Grindstaff.

Surviving Mr. Grindstaff are his wife of 57 years, Jeanette Ferguson Grindstaff of the home; four sons, Steve and wife, Debbie of Marion, Donnie and wife, Donna of Lincolnton, Mark and wife, Susan of Old Fort and Keith and wife, Dawn of Old Fort; nine grandchildren, Donnie, Daniel, Brett, Chris, Megan, Katelyn, Kourtney, Cherish and Kayleigh; five great-grandchildren, Raegan, Lexi, Alexis, Trinity and William; and one sister-in-law, Dot Brown Grindstaff of Leicester.

A Celebration of Mr. Grindstaff’s Life will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Ebenezer United Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Webb and Rev. David McHale officiating. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Ebenezer United Methodist Church General Fund 744 Ebenezer Church Rd. Old Fort, NC 28762.

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  • Memorial Service Sunday, November 18, 2012

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Vee McHone

November 22, 2012

Jeanette, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Bill was a good friend and neighbor. He will be missed. Love&prayers are with you. Vee (p) McHone

November 17, 2012

Dearest Jeanette and Family, I was so saddened and shocked to hear of dear Billy's passing. I know I can't mend your broken hearts but I do understand. As a close classmate he was almost like family to us. ( You too) Call me if you need me. Love, Mary Lee Lytle

November 17, 2012

Jeanette we are sorry to learn about Bill passing away. Just want you to know you and all your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Randy, Tammie and Rebecca Grindstaff.

November 16, 2012

For the Grindstaff family,
Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Uncle Bill will remain in our hearts forever.
With deepest sympathy,
Dawn Ferguson and Danielle Buckner

November 16, 2012

Jeanette we are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. Boyd and Joanne Arrowood

November 15, 2012

Sorry to hear about Billys Passing
Frank & Theresa Norton

November 15, 2012

Nannie, Words can't express the emptiness we feel right now, so I can't imagine your emptiness. Please know that we are here for you anytime, please let us take care of you when you need us. We love you so much. Dean and Pat

Ellen and Ronnie Hemphill

November 14, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

November 14, 2012

Jeanette I'm so sorry to learn of Billy's passing.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family through your time of sorrow. Carolyn Boles and family