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James "Jim" David Grindstaff

February 12, 1944 ~ January 4, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

James "Jim" Grindstaff Obituary

James David “Jim” Grindstaff, 79, of Scopus, passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at his home. Jim was born on February 12, 1944, in Patton, to the late Reagan and Martha (Presnell) Grindstaff. He was a 1962 graduate from Patton High School. Jim was in the Army National Guard from 1962 to 1968.

Jim worked for the Missouri Department of Transportation in Jackson, Missouri for over 30 years, prior to his retirement. He enjoying fixing saddles and tack for himself, as was well known for repairing saddles for everyone. He loved to ride horses, and piddle with his tractors. Jim had a collection of tractors and had a tractor for every job he had. Jim always had stories to tell, and most likely would put smile on your face.

On August 14, 1965, James and Betty Green were united in marriage in Farmington, MO. They spent 6 months together prior to getting married, and the next 59 years, side by side, raising their daughter, Connie.  Jim and Betty coon hunted together, and spent many days trail riding, with their daughter following in their footsteps.  

Survivors include: his wife of 59 years, Betty of the home; one daughter: Connie Grindstaff of Scopus; one brother: Doyle (Pat) Grindstaff of Patton; one sister: Wanda (Ted) Cluck of Sedgewickville; and his granddog: Cactus.

Pallbearers will be: Randy Green, Chad Green, Gary Long, Chris Green, Jerry Green and Lonnie Yount. 

Services will be held at the Hutchings-Pendergrass Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, MO. Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 7, 2023, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 8, 2023 at 11:00 am, with Bro. Jim Matthews officiating. Burial will follow at the Countyline Cemetery.

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January 7, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hutchings - Pendergrass Funeral Chapel (Marble Hill)

Funeral Service
January 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Hutchings - Pendergrass Funeral Chapel (Marble Hill)


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