Obituary of Jack Grindell
Jack Grindell, formerly of Findlay, OH, passed into eternal life on January 26, 2023, at his home in Summerville, SC. Mr. Grindell was born in Findlay on February 20,1929, to Firman and Bernice (Norris) Grindell. He grew up in Findlay and attended Findlay City Schools. He was a member of the Boy Scouts and the Findlay High School swim team. One of his fondest memories was the opportunity to usher at two Ohio State University football games with other members of his Boy Scout troop. This sparked his lifelong support of the Buckeyes. During his teenage years, he worked for his father at The Townhouse restaurant in downtown Findlay. He became an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing special dishes for his family well into his senior years.
After living in Flagler Beach, FL, for one year, he returned to Findlay where he met the love of his life, the former Bea Wineland. They were married on September 8, 1950, and enjoyed almost seventy-one years of marriage. In 1951, Jack accepted Christ as his savior and began a lifetime of service to the Lord he loved so dearly. He faithfully served as a junior boys Sunday School teacher, Sunday School Superintendent, deacon, and trustee for many years at Calvery Baptist Church in Findlay, and later at various churches in Colorado and South Carolina.
Mr. Grindell retired from Marathon Oil Company in 1986 where he worked as a stationary engineer for thirty years. He continued to work in the Greenville, SC, area until his early 80's at BBA Fiberweb Simpsonville, and BiLo, Inc. During his retirement years, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling with his beloved Bea. Most of their trips involved visiting their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by three children, Linda (Robert) Tayor, of Summerville, SC, Jon (Becki) Grindell, of Knoxville, TN, and Ginny (Dwight) Gore, of Summerville, SC. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Retha Blankenship, of Cleveland, TN, Liz Hammond, of Seminole, FL, and brother-in-law Robert Zucker, of Ontario, OH, as well as ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bea, an infant son, Michael, a sister, Janet Zucker, a sister-in-law, Jo Wilson, and nephews David Zucker and Mark Seaman.
He will be remembered by his family and friends for his kind and humble spirit, and especially for his unwavering love and support.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at Wassamassaw Baptist Church in Moncks Corner, SC. The family will receive visitors from 2-3 p.m. with the service immediately following. Memorials may be made to Changed Lives Ministry, 470 Reid Hill Road, Moncks Corner, SC, 29461.
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