GRETNA-- Marcus Wayne Grinnell, Sr., age 78, of Gretna, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital.

Born May 13, 1940 in Christiansburg, he was a son of the late Edward Killinger Grinnell and Retha Virginia Frye Grinnell.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Dawn G. Brain; one brother, Randolph Grinnell; and one sister, Daphelyn Windley.

A former pastor of Blackstone Christian Church, Mr. Grinnell retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad. Following retirement, he served many years as minister at Liberty Christian Church. He enjoyed golfing, yardwork, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Kay Smith Grinnell of the residence; one son, Marcus Grinnell, Jr. and wife, Carol, of Roanoke; one brother, Terry Grinnell and wife, Sara, of Virginia Beach; two brothers-in-law, David Smith and wife, Nellie of Sevierville, TN and L.L. Smith, Jr. and wife, Debbie of Portsmouth; three grandchildren, Kimberly Miller, Daniel Brain, and Dylan Gaberielle Brain; three greatgrandchildren, Brooke, M.J., and Destinee; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Gretna Christian Church by Lee Ashley, Minister.

Colbert-Moran Funeral Home, Gretna is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.colbertmoran.com.


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