William Eugene Grizzle

Died: Sun., Jul. 7, 2019


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 09, 2019
Location: W R Strickland and Sons Funeral Home


Interment following funeral service

Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: Wahoo Baptist Church Cemetery


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Jul. 10, 2019
Location: Mt. Olive Baptist Church


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William Eugene “Gene” Grizzle died following a battle with cancer in his home surrounding by his family on July 7, 2019 in Murrayville, Georgia at the age of 68.

Gene is survived by his wife, Teddie Grizzle and daughter, Rachael McClain and her husband Mark.  He is also survived by his grandchildren, Colby McClain (wife Shelby), Cassie McClain, Ellie Forrester, Mattie Forrester, Sara Rose McClain, Eli McClain, and a special great niece, Olivia Sullens.  He is survived by his siblings Mike Grizzle (wife Kathy), Debbie Deal, and Brenda Freeman and numerous nieces and nephews.  Gene is preceded in death by his parents, Winfred and Ruby Grizzle.

Gene was born on October 15, 1950 in Gainesville, Georgiato Winfred and Ruby Grizzle. He attended school at North Hall High and completed technical training as a Hall County Firefighter. Gene married Teddie in 1969. August 1st would have marked Gene and Teddie’s 50th year wedding anniversary.  Gene and Teddie had their only child in 1971.  As a father, Gene was the best role model for his daughter possible and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams and explore the world around her. Throughout the past decades, Gene led his family in road trips, hunting expeditions, fishing excursions, and sporting competitions.  When the grandchildren were born, Gene loved spending time with them and whether cheering them on from the softball sidelines, watching drama productions, supporting them in basketball, or letting them drive his truck, his grandchildren knew they were loved by their papa.

Gene began working for Hall County Fire Services as a firefighter in the early 80’s. After working as a firefighter for several years, Gene moved to the driver of Tanker 22 shuttling water over the northern end of Hall County to fight fires in rural areas without easy access to water. Gene became the supply officer for Hall County Fire Services several years before his retirement after over twenty years of service. Following retirement, Gene refused to sit in his “rocking chair” and stayed busy driving an 18-wheeler.  Gene loved buying storage units and perusing yard sales and auctions.

The funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial at Wahoo Baptist Church.  Reverends Ken Anderson, Ricky Stone, and Charles Buice will officiate the ceremony. Mark McClain will provide graveside services.  All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gene's life. The family will receive visitors at Strickland’s Funeral Home in Clermont from 4pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 9.

Flowers are welcome, or in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mount Olive Baptist Church, 220 Mount Olive Baptist Church Road, Dahlonega, GA 30533. The family would like to thank Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Hospice program, Emory Hospital staff, Hall County Fire Services Station Two B-Shift Personnel, and the many friends and family who have prayed and supported Gene during his battle with cancer.

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Doug Mills
   Posted Mon July 08, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. God bless and comfort.

Linda Key
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
May the Lord be with you all during this difficult time. You are in my prayers. May you find comfort and peace in happy memories.

Ann Sanchez
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
My condolences to the Grizzle family. Thoughts and prayers. Know that he is in gods loving care and is no longer in pain.

Mike Snead
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Praying for God's peace and comfort for your family.

Marie Crumley
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Teddie,
Sorry to hear about the loss of Gene. My thoughts and prayers are with
you and your family.

Sterling Strickland
   Posted Tue July 09, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time. God bless you all!

Paul Loggins
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
To the entire Grizzle family:
Prayers are lifted for you during this time of sorrow......

Virginia and Dale Woody
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
We're so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all your family.

John & Henrietta Barnes
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time.

John Ward
   Posted Wed July 10, 2019
Teddie, and Rachel. I am so sad to hear of the loss of Gene. He was a fine man and Father. I enjoyed working with him at the Fire Dept., and when I tagged along with him on some carpet installs. He took pride in all he did, and I was honored to call him a friend. I regret losing contact with you all, and you all are in my thoughts. Peace be with you.

Dan Hollifield
   Posted Sat July 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of you great loss . Gene was a very special man and a great friend to me and all that knew him. May God comfort each one of you in the coming days.

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