December 12th , 2012 13:37 pm Leave a comment

Jack Grindstaff


Jack Dean Grindstaff, 83, Johnson City, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012, at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
A native of Johnson County, he was a son of the late Wheeler G. and Grace Church Grindstaff.
Mr. Grindstaff had lived a number of years in Carter County before moving to Johnson City about 20 years ago. He was a retired truck driver for Inland Container.
Mr. Grindstaff was a member of the Mountain View Baptist Church, Johnson City.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Steven Grindstaff, June 16, 2011; two brothers, Lowell Grindstaff and his wife Pauline, and Howard Grindstaff; and a sister and her husband, Pansy and Ed Greer.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Geraldine Scalf Grindstaff; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Judge Pippin, Knoxville; a brother, Doug Grindstaff, Johnson City; four grandchildren, Stephen Pippin, Seth Pippin and his wife Mallery, Jordan Dean Grindstaff and John Goodwin; and several nieces and nephews, including two special nieces, Ann Fortner and Sandy.
Graveside services for Mr. Grindstaff will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 13, at Happy Valley Memorial Park with his son-in-law, Judge Pippin, officiating. Interment will follow the service. Friends may also visit at the residence at anytime. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Family and friends will assemble at the cemetery at 10:50 a.m. Thursday. Condolences to the Grindstaff family may be e-mailed to
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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