Robert Grizzard

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mr. Robert Taylor “Big Daddy” Grizzard, age 72, of US Hwy 158 West, Ahoskie, NC died Monday, August 9, 2010 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie, NC surrounded by family and friends.
Mr. Grizzard retired from Union Camp in Franklin, VA with thirty years of service and owned his own family business, “Grizzard’s Outlet” in Murfreesboro for 25 years.
He was a member of Mount Tabor Baptist Church. He was a generous, compassionate person and a devoted husband, father, and friend to all. Robert was dearly loved and will be missed by many.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Ruth Grizzard; his wife of 52 years, Shirley B. Grizzard; and an infant daughter, Donna Grizzard.
He is survived by his loving daughters, Rhonda Askew and husband, Butch, and Lori “Sissy” Harrell and husband, Dale; two grandchildren, Lee Smith and Tricia Bryant; one great grandchild, Breanna Eure; his sisters, Betty Edwards (Dewey) and Margaret Spruill; his brother, Jody Grizzard (Joan); his step mother-in-law, Berna Dean Byrum; five nephews, two nieces and many great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Massey Funeral Home in Aulander, NC with the Rev. Jay Brabban officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro.
The family will receive friends at Massey Funeral Home, Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Tabor Baptist Church.
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