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Joseph Lynn Grindley

November 15, 1949 - May 7, 2024

U.S. Veteran
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Joseph Lynn Grindley (“Joe”) (74) – A Dedicated Husband, Father, PawPaw, and Friend passed away at 6:54 a.m. Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital after complications from Throat Cancer.

Joseph was born to John and Ada Grindley in Champaign, Illinois on November 15th, 1949. He is now reunited with two brothers and a sister. He has one surviving sister.

Joseph is a Marine Veteran. Semper Fi.

He married Judy Barcus on June 11th, 1983, she survives in Tuscola. Also surviving is their daughter: Marci Grindley-Carrier (Jeff) of Mahomet and four grandchildren: Ethan, Quintin, Caydence, and Jordynn. Including two additional children, a daughter and a son.

Through the years Joseph built a life as a Flooring Installer. He was a perfectionist when it came to his work. He took pride in what he did and the relationships he built.

In his “off” time, you would catch him boating and camping. Teaching his daughter how to tube and then began to “bumper tube” with friends and family. Building those campfires became a trademark. Joseph & Judy would always be on the go, going here, there and everywhere…the true definition of best friends. Spending quality time with friends and family were important to him. Family vacations to Myrtle Beach, SC during the summer is where you would catch him until recently…Orange Beach, Alabama caught his eye. Making memories with all of his family at the beach was one of his favorites. This man never knew a stranger. He would talk to anyone and everyone with a huge grin upon his face.

Being a PawPaw came naturally to him. The unconditional love he has for his grandchildren and family is one for the record books. He was always a phone call away and at every school function and sporting event he could possibly be at, even those traveling tournaments.

His family wishes to extend a special thanks to the dedicated staff of Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital.

He will be missed by his family and his friends, however his wife the most.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Central Cremation Center in Forsyth, Illinois has been entrusted with arrangements.