Herschel McKinley Grace

Born in Allegre, Kentucky on April 26, 1927

Departed on June 7, 2017 and resided in Greenbrier, Tennessee

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Herschel McKinley Grace, age 90 of Greenbrier, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 7, 2017 at Skyline Medical Center.

He was born on April 26, 1927 to the late George and Minnie Grace in Allegre, Kentucky.

Mr. Grace was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church, a WWII Army Veteran and most of all a family man. He was married in 1954 after falling in love with his nurse, Thelma Jones after sustaining injuries in the only wreck he ever had while driving a work truck.

He was known for his funny personality, his love for his family and church. For many years, Mr. Grace would drive to the Shell Station in Ridgetop and start the first pot of Royal Cup Coffee before they would even open up.

He will forever be remembered as a loving, caring husband, father, Pa-Pa, Uncle Buck and friend.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Grace is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Thelma Grace; brother, George Grace, Jr. and sisters, Ophelia Combs and Wilma Francies.

He is survived by his children, Vicki (Bill) McConnell of Hopkinsville, Donna Grace and Keith (Melanie) Grace of Greenbrier, and Cheryl (Buddy) Beasley of Springfield; grandchildren, Lisa (Michael) Hodges, Kim (Michael) Bass, Kathleen Grace, Grady (MaryAnn) Lankford, Daniel (Jamie) Lankford, Joshua (Jordan) Beasley, Caleb (Hannah) Beasley; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Meghan Hodges, Will and Ben Bass, Jack Gregory, Lillian and Atticus Beasley; brother, William Douglas (Sally) Grace and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Life Celebration will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, June 10th in the Springfield Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jack Evans officiating. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 9th from 4-8pm then again on Saturday from 11am until the time of service.

These arrangements were entrusted to Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center: 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, Tennessee 37172 615-384-5437 springfieldfh.com


2 Comments to Mr. Herschel McKinley Grace

  1. Sandy Whitworth says:

    Mr. Hershel was the sweetest person. He would stop by NHC to see Alissa and I. I can still remember his little laugh. We will miss him. To his family, I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Alissa Willert says:

    It was truly an honor to take care of Hershel when he stay at NHC. He got strong everyday and worked hard. He came in to see Sandy and I always with a huge smile. We had given him the nickname Hershey because he was so sweet and he’s bring sweet candies every once in a while.

    You will be dearly missed. To his family I’m sorry for your loss he was a wonderful man.

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