Mr. Ben Grizzle, age 42, Jonesborough, passed away Friday, September 21, 2018 at Johnson City Medical Center.
Mr. Grizzle was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and the son of Charles Ed & Cheryl Zwakenberg Grizzle, Jonesborough.
He was of the Christian faith.
Ben was an Assistant Superintendent for the Town of Jonesborough’s Water Distribution Department, where he had worked for twenty plus years. He was the “Best Dad” in the world and was “Mr. Fix It”. He had a contagious smile and knew everybody. He enjoyed softball, four wheelers, drag racing and fireworks.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his wife, Ashley Mashburn Grizzle, of the home; two daughters, Emily Grizzle (Luke Cole), Jonesborough and Kyleigh Peterson, of the home; one brother, Josh Grizzle (Gina), Jonesborough; father & mother-in-law, Greg & Janet Mashburn, Limestone; brothers-in-law, Allen Mashburn and Chris Golden; sister-in-law, Beth Mashburn; and several nephews and nieces.
Memorial services will be conducted 7:00 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Grizzle officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 pm Tuesday prior to the service.
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|EULOGIES & CONDOLENCES|
||Christine and Scott H.
|We hadn't got to know Ben long.. but what time we
did ...he was a super sweet and all around nice
guy..and most importantly.. he made my cousin
Ashley and daughter Kyleigh very happy...the
happiest I've seen them in a long time...he fit
into our family perfectly.Ashley and Kye..now and
in the days ahead... we will keep you in our
thoughts and prayers...lov you both!!|
|Although I didn't get to meet Ben, knowing you, Ed
and Cheryl, tells me what a wonderful man he must
have been. Having a son the same age, I can only
imagine the loss you and his family are feeling
now but pray that God will give you the strength
to see you all through this difficult time. May
God's peace be with you.|
||Amanda Thompson Hope
|Ben was one of the kindest sweetest people you could meet.
Me and my family have known him since Lamar Elementary.
To his mom, dad, brother, daughter and wife, It is my prayer
that God comfort you all in this time grief and sorrow. God
bless you all! |
||Jeffrey & Julia Thomas
|I have been absolutely blessed to know Ben Grizzle. A wonderful spirit filled with joy! Teamwork is a word that Ben embraced, never knew how to say "no" to anyone. Although, we worked in separate departments for the Town of Jonesborough, whenever we needed someone, we would call on Gentle Ben. May you rest in peace Gentle Ben. You will be missed!
|I'm sorry for your loss and I'm sorry I was unable to attend. I worked with Ben for several years and he was always such a kind guy. He will truly be missed. |
|I am terribly sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort
provide your family with strength during this very difficult time.
(2 Corinthians 1:3;4)|
|Ed, I was so very sorry to hear of the passing of
your son. From all that was written about him and
the video he must have been one terrific man. Its
impossible to know what to say in a time like this
but I wish you and all your family peace and
strength to come through this. I hope good
memories fill your heart and eventually push out
the grief. With deepest sympathy - Andrea Sawyer,
AARP Tax Aide|
|Emily im very sorry to hear about
your dad i hope that you and your
family are doing well and you
have been in my thoughts the last
few days. hang in there . im sure
he is having a blast with the
rest of the loved ones where ever
he is. i know that he would be so
proud of you and i have no doubt
that you were his shinning joy. |
|So sorry for your lost. My family will be
praying for you during this time of loss.|
|Josh and Bens family sorry for your loss.|
|Dear Cheryl and Doc - I can't express the sadness I feel when I heard of lil Ben's passing. I will always remember him as little sweet Ben. You know how time flies by. I am so sorry for you because I know your pain. I have experienced it with my loss. I just wanted to express my condolences to you and Ed. I can't really go to these services any more but I wanted you both to know that Ben is in my prayers.|
|I am so sorry for your loss! Ben was an amazing guy every time I saw him his intentions were to make someone smile! He will truly be missed!Love you my brother! Rest easy!!|
||Johnny & Tina Edwards
|Ben was a great person that
always helped anyone he could.
Thoughts and prayers to his
family, friends and all who knew
him as he will be Greatly missed.
May all find some peace in this
|I am so very sorry to hear of your son's passing. The two of you, his wife and children must be devastated. All of you are in my prayers that God will give each of you comfort and peace in this time of sadness.
My deepest condolences,
Pamela H. Holcombe
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program|
|To The Grizzles, The Wonderful Mom & Dad
and to his pride and joys Emily and
ashley.We are so very very sorry for your
loss.Their are few words that can comfort
at this time but please know that we will
keep this while family in our Prayers and
Pray that God see s you all thru this
passing of such a wonderful person.God
gained his newest Angel just too
soon.Sincerely from Joe & Debbie Higgins|
|So sorry to know about Ben's untimely demise. My
sincere condolences to the grieving family. May
God give you the strength to bear the loss. You
are in our thoughts and prayers. May peace be with
I work in the Street Department, right beside Ben. It has been
an honor and privilege to have worked along side your Ben. We
are blessed who were able to call Ben 'friend'. I'm not sure
there was anything he could not do, except say the word 'can't'.
Hopefully once in everyone's life, you work along side someone
who when things look tough, you are glad they are there,
because you know things are gonna be all right. That's Ben.
We cannot imagine your loss Dear Family. We grieve along side
you. The whole town feels a huge void, please know we will
continue to pray for you. We are so very sorry for your great
loss. May God grant you the peace and grace that surpasses all
||Michael & April Payne
I have known Ben ever since elementary and he was
a good friend, Family Man, had a good heart. Ben
was just an all-around great guy. I know he loved
his daughter Emily with all his heart and was very
proud of her. It is a shame to hear of his passing
but I have no doubt that he is in heaven and no
longer suffers. His family is in our thoughts and
|My sincerest condolences to the Grizzle family, especially to
Emily and Ashley, my heart goes out, prayers. |
||Bill and Trudy Freeman
|What a great person so sorry so soon. Will always be in our
thoughts. We will alway be there for your family|
|Ashley & Emily I am so sorry for your loss Ben was
a wonderful person, Emily your dad thought the
world of you,
You all are in our prayers|
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