Age: 90 Address: Spruce Pine, NC Date of Death: Monday, February 24, 2014 Arrangements: Yancey Funeral Service
Details: Rev. William J. "Preacher Bill" Grindstaff of Spruce Pine, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at home after an extended illness.
A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Rev. Jessie and Melissa Grindstaff and the husband of Kathleen Puckett Grindstaff, who passed away in 2007. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Orla Burleson and two brothers: Lodie and Joseph Grindstaff. Preacher Bill pastored for over 53 years and was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will truly be missed.
Surviving are his two daughters: Brenda Bennett and husband, Tim, and Susan Hopper and husband, Rick, all of Spruce Pine; son, Bruce Grindstaff and wife, Nina, of Spruce Pine; three sisters: his twin sister, Emma Lee Henline of Spruce Pine, Lillian Dees of Spruce Pine and Leona Price of Newport News, VA; granddaughter, Kylie Bennett Austin and husband, Tim of Spruce Pine; two great-granddaughters: Taylor Bennett and Tori Austin. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26th in the Chapel of Yancey Funeral Services. Rev. Burl Grindstaff will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:30 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday prior to the services at the funeral home. Private entombment will be in the Spruce Pine Cemetery Mausoleum.
The family would like to say a very special thank you to Sue Brady and Michelle Rose for the wonderful care given to their father. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Gideon's International at PO Box 611, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.
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