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James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80

James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80

James L. “Jim” Grindle, 80, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Life Care Center of Hendersonville after a period of declining health, A native of Gainesville, GA, Jim lived in Henderson county since 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 First Baptist Church, Hendersonville. Jim was a lighting engineer working with GE his entire working life. He was a member of the Flat Rock Lions Club and Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post #77. Jim volunteered with Four Seasons Compassion for Life. He was an instrumental part of the Special Friends Ministry at First Baptist Church. Also at First Baptist, Jim was an usher, sound technician, and Wednesday night “Yeast Roll Man”.

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, Cole McKibbin; and a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

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

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Shuler funeral home is assisting the family with arrangements.