Eulis Grant Grace Jr., 64, 1103 E. Main St., Johnson City, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
Grant was a Jonesborough native and had been a Washington County resident most of his life.
He was a son of Minnie Yandles Grace, Johnson City, and the late Eulis Grant Grace Sr.
Grant was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving three tours of duty in the Vietnam War.
He was a former Golden Gloves boxer, where he was champion of the lightweight division.
Grant was of the Holiness faith.
He was inducted into the McCall Indian Nation in Washington state.
Grant was a member of the Johnson City VFW Post 2108.
He was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed being in the outdoors.
In addition to his father, Grant was preceded in death by several uncles.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by daughters, Robin and Windy Grace, both of Johnson City; sons, Robert “Bobby” Grace, Jason Grace and Justin Grace; step-son, James Peterson; sisters, Phyllis Holtsclaw and Frances Taylor, both of Johnson City; brother, Billy Joe Scarboro, Jacksonville, FL; three grandchildren, Shabazz Eum and wife, Andrea, Whitney Taylor and Emily Purner, all of Johnson City; two great-grandchildren, Brady Taylor and Grayson Eum; loving partner and caregiver, Cherryll Snyder, and Holly Dog, of the Home; former wives, Linda Grace and Nancy Grace; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The graveside funeral service with military honors will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at 3:00 P.M. in Peterson Cemetery, Unicoi. Military honors will be accorded by the Boone Dam VFW Post #4933 and members of the Tennessee Army National Guard Honors Team. Members of Rolling Thunder Chapter #4 Tennessee will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends Wednesday prior to the service from 1:00-2:30 P.M. in the East Parlor of the Appalachian Funeral Home.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Grace family. 928-6111