Joseph H. 'Joe' Grindstaff

Joseph H. “Joe” Grindstaff, 77, of Huntington, IN, died Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 1:05 a.m. at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home, in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Grindstaff was a 1959 graduate of Lexington High School in Lexington, MO. He worked for General Motors at the leads plant in Kansas City, MO, for 27 years, He retired from the General Motors Fort Wayne truck plant after working there for three years. He drag-raced in Missouri and Indiana.

He was born Oct. 24, 1941, in Lexington, MO, to Jesse C. and Lucy L. Gamble Grindstaff. He married Kay Ellen McDaniel on Oct. 7, 2000, at Bethel United Methodist Church in Huntington, and she survives.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Nancy Jo (Heil) King and Ponnie Suzanne Grindstaff; two sons, Joseph Hamilton Grindstaff Jr. and James Patrick Grindstaff; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, June 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Myers Funeral Home - Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington. A funeral service will be held immediately after at noon at the funeral home, with Rev. Nick Miller officiating. Interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Memorials are to Bethel United Methodist Church, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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