James L. “Jim” Grindle

October 22, 2016
James L. “Jim” Grindle

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James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 22, 2016 from Life Care Center of Hendersonville following a period of declining health. A native of Gainesville, GA, Jim moved to Henderson county in 1960. He was the son of the late Clyde and Fannie Lee Lenderman Grindle, and the husband of the late Rinna Walker Grindle who died in 1988.

Jim was an Army reservist, and a member of the Flat Rock Lions Club and the Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77. Jim spent his entire working career with General Electric as a lighting engineer. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving as an usher, sound technician, and the Wednesday night “Yeast Roll Man”. Jim was also an instrumental part of the Special Friends Ministry at First Baptist Church and a volunteer with Four Seasons Compassion for Life.

Survivors include his loving wife of twenty-eight years, Glenda; two daughters, Cheryl Grindle of Santa Fe, NM, Beth Grindle Templeton and her husband Russell of Hendersonville; a step-daughter, Kim McKibbin and her husband Bill of Flat Rock; a son, Eric Swindell of Hendersonville; a sister, Carol Grindle McDaniel and her husband Jim of Kennesaw, GA; four grandchildren, Kristina Harrington, Mark Templeton, Clarissa Templeton-Smith, and Cole McKibbin; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

A funeral will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 29, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Scoggins officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 pm in the church prior to the service. Burial will take place at Alta Vista cemetery in Gainesville, GA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 312 Fifth Ave W, Hendersonville, NC 28739 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Rd, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Service

Saturday, October 29, 2016
2:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

Visitation

Saturday, October 29, 2016
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

First Baptist Church of Hendersonville - Directions
312 5th Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • October 26, 2016
    Blayne Turner says:
    Jim has been a dear friend and a co-worker at General Electric for many years. He will be surely missed in many arenas of life. Sorry that I cannot attend his service due to a commitment.

  • October 26, 2016
    Alton Connor says:
    My deepest sympathy to Jim's family in his Homegoing to be with the Lord. May God's grace sustain each of you at this time. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you all. He will be greatly missed at First Baptist Hendersonville.

  • October 26, 2016
    Cliff Laughter says:
    I worked with Jim for many years and considered myself fortunate to have known him and have him as a friend. He was a creative designer and always willing to help those around him. I was fortunate enough to review “old times” with him recently and will always remember his laugh and cheerful approach. My condolences to his family.

  • October 27, 2016
    Bob Wilson says:
    A colorful man who thrived on lively conversation, Jim never knew a stranger. His sharp memory, brilliant mind, proprietary quips, quintessential southern wit, and gift of embellishment enabled him to weave his rich life experiences into an endless stream of entertaining stories. Eleven years ago, an invitation to "pull up a chair" launched the start of an enjoyable daily ritual. The "table of knowledge", as it was dubbed, became a magnet for backyard engineers and other motley sorts who doodled on napkins, told tall tales, laughed and teased each other unmercifully. Whatever the topic or commotion, Jim was always center stage! Some people pass away unnoticed. Not Jim. His chair sits empty.

  • October 27, 2016
    donnie griffith says:
    Well, what can I say....every day for many years I was one of several that sat straight across the table from (Big Jim) as we all knew him at the Golden Corral restaurant. This table soon picked up the nick name known as " The table of knowledge " but truth be known it was more like the table of " bull ". Jim just like the rest of us held a prime seat at this table and this man could whip out tall tales that I know a lot of man kind has never heard of before. Were they all true ( I don't know ) were they all bull ( I don't know that either ) but the one thing I do know is that there was always laughter at our table. We could criticize, insult and belittle each other to the bitter end every single day but at the end of it we all walked out laughing about how funny the day was. I will surly miss this man a lot but, I am also comfortable with the loss, cause if theirs a food buffet in Heaven anywhere I'll guarantee you big Jim is at it and the tall tales are more than likely still rolling on.