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George Oliver Grindstaff, Jr.

grindstaffGeorge Oliver Grindstaff, Jr., age 60, of Erwin, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Unicoi County Memorial Hospital. Mr. Grindstaff was a native of Unicoi County and a son of Shirley Tittle Minor and the late George Oliver Grindstaff, Sr. He spent most of his life working in Texas as a welder and machinist in the oil industry. Mr. Grindstaff was a member of the Erwin Moose Lodge #939. In addition to his father, George is preceded in death by brother, Ronnie Grindstaff, and step-brother, Danny Richard Minor.


In addition to his mother, George Grindstaff, Jr. has left behind to cherish his memories:

Step-Father: Richard Minor of Erwin;

Son: Jason Anthony Grindstaff of Conroe, TX;

Step-Brother: David Roy Minor of Onalaska, TX;

Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Friends.


The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of George Oliver Grindstaff, Jr. in a committal service to be at 1:00 PM, Monday, December 5, 2016, in the Mausoleum chapel at Evergreen Cemetery. Bishop John Edwards will officiate. Those attending will meet at the cemetery for the 1:00 PM service.


Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of George Oliver Grindstaff, Jr. through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.