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John Joseph Grinnell Jr., 81, of Kannapolis, NC passed away on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Grinnell was born on May 19th, 1934 in New York City to the late John Joseph, Sr. and Grace Grinnell.
John proudly served our country as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Major. In his spare time he enjoyed hard bat table tennis, traveling and was an avid reader.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Susan Bassett Grinnell of Kannapolis; and four children, Matthew of Tampa, FL; Kathleen; John and Julie.
A service will be held at a later date at the St. Petersburg National Cemetery in Florida.
Carolina Cremation of Charlotte and Salisbury is assisting the Grinnell family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.
Christine Hess says
John was a good man. I am honored to have known him. He always had an answer or comment for everything, and it was usually right, he knew about everything. I will definitely miss him. RIP, John.
Michelle Taylor says
John was intelligent and passionate about his feelings. He was a joy to be around and a wonderful conversationalist. There was never any doubt how he felt about his family. We are thankful that we had the opportunity to know him. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to his family members and friends.
Sherry McNamee says
John had a smile that would warm your heart, sometimes so mischievous, that twinkle in his eyes. I knew he might be up to something, but I always knew that I could sit with him for hours and enjoy some of the most enjoyable entertaining, knowledgeable conversations. The minute I met him in the mid 90ties, I knew I could trust him and I had a true friend. Such a wonderful family man, he loved his family and it showed. We will all miss you, John.