Marlin Thomas Grindstaff

marlin grindstaff

March 5, 1947 ~ March 25, 2024

Born in: Buncombe Co., NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Marlin Thomas Grindstaff, 77, of Candler, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024.

A native of Buncombe County, Marlin was a son of the late Boyd Carl Grindstaff and Marie Wallin Grindstaff. He was also preceded in death by 2 siblings.

Marlin was a longstanding member of Glady Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as a faithful Deacon. He was dedicated to his Church and to his Savior.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Raper Grindstaff; his sons, Jody Grindstaff (Candy) and David Grindstaff (Charity); grandchildren, Hannah Arrowood (Jackson), Lily Grindstaff, Nathan Grindstaff, Kensington Grindstaff and Willow Grindstaff; great-grandson, Knox Arrowood; brother, Eddie Grindstaff (Gail); sister, Kathy Walker (Lynn); sister-in-law, Lillian Raper; brother-in-law, Glenn Raper, Jr.; and a nephew, Greg.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28 in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastors Marvin Watts and David Grindstaff officiating. Burial will follow in the Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery.

His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 2:00 p.m.


Visitation: March 28, 2024 2:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Funeral Service: March 28, 2024 3:00 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Burial: March 28, 2024 4:00 pm

Beaverdam Baptist Church Cemetery
Beaverdam Road
Asheville, NC 28804

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  1. David, and all the Grindstaff family, so sorry to hear your father had passed but so wonderful to know that he is with our Heavenly Father and no more sickness nor pain will he endure, Praying for comfort and help that only the Lord can supply in these sad times, If you or your Family needs anything Please let us know, we Love you very much.

  2. David (and family), I’m grateful you shared with me about Marlin just last week and very sorry that the hours were so few since then. May you all be comforted by God’s grace and peace and the sincere love of family and friends in the days ahead.

  3. Brother David you are in our prayers in this time of bereavement as we look ahead beyond death to that Glorious day when we meet our precious Savor in the air and all Glorified saints shouting around the Throne of GOD forever We know you have the Great comfort with you precious in the sight of the Lord is the Death of His Saints love you

  4. David and family, so sorry for the passing of your dad. Praying for God to give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  5. Nancy and family, I am so sorry to hear. Just WOW! He’s seeing Jesus face to face!! I will be praying for the Comforter to surround you always and forever. I love each of you.

  6. Joey sending my condolences and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. I’m glad you shared with me many times what a Godly man your dad was. I’m sure he will be greatly missed.

  7. I worked with Marlin at BASF we worked in Deploy department he was good to work with and a true Christian my prayers are with you Jody and all of the family we will see him again one day.

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