Mr. Charlie Wendell Grinton, 62, 190 Redmon Road, Harmony, N.C., went to be with the Lord at Iredell Memorial Hospital on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. He was born in Yadkin County on February 7, 1959, and was the son of the late Harry Harold Grinton Sr. and Jewel Jean Holmes Grinton.

He was a graduate of Starmont High School in Boonville, N.C. At the time of his death, he was employed by J. C. Steele and Sons in Statesville, N.C. He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Harmony, where he served as an Usher, a member of Mighty Men’s Choir, and was also director over the New Generation Choir. He was united in marriage to Sherry Lynn Houston Grinton.

To cherish the memory of his life, he leaves his wife, Sherry Lynn Houston Grinton of the home; three children, Christie Parsons, Charlie Wendell (Mariah Washington) Grinton, Jr. of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Shanese Lynnette Grinton of the home; his siblings, Barry (Joann) Holmes of Durham, Harry (Betty) Grinton, Jr. of Statesville, Sandra (Garrison Rice) Smith of Statesville, Pamela (Brian) Womble of Kernersville, Kevin Grinton and Ronnie Grinton, both of Boonville; his mother-in-law, Sandra Houston of Harony; his brother-in-law, Darrell Todd (Mamie) Houston of troutman; his sister-in-law, Pamela (Lamont) Summers of Statesville; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, the Mt. Nebo Church Family, and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Reverend Sylvester M. Reed Jr. will officiate and burial will follow in the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery with Military Rites being performed by the Iredell County Veterans Service Council.

There will be no public visitation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, has been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services.

Public viewing will be from 3 until 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021, and resume on Sunday, March 7, until the funeral hour.

You can also view Mr. Grinton’s remains online at: Search Charlie Grinton’s Viewing.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Grinton at

Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Grinton Family.

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