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Thomas William Grindle, Sr.

September 6, 1955 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old

Thomas William Grindle, Sr. Obituary

Thomas William Grindle, Sr., 68, of Auburn,  died Friday, January 5, 2024, at East Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church, 3854 Pleasant Springs Drive, Tuskegee, at 11:00 am with Rev Ronald Sumner officiating. Burial will follow in Plantersville Baptist Church Cemetery, 11817 Co Rd 63, Plantersville, AL at 3:00 pm. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 9, 2024, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Pleasant Springs Baptist Church in Tuskegee, and also prior to the service at the church beginning at 10:00 am. Mr. Grindle is survived by his wife of 28 years Audrey Parnell Grindle; his children Victoria (Colt Perryman) Grindle, Cooper Grindle, and Cody (Tiffanie) Griffin; his grandchildren Baby Perryman (coming soon), and Teagan Griffin; his brother John D. “Johnny” (Patricia) Grindle; his sister-in-law Barbara Grindle; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Rosemary Grindle, his brother Michael Earl Grindle, and his sister Carole Denise Grindle.
Tommy graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and from AUM with a Master of Education. Served 6 years in the Army National Guard. He was a loving husband and father and was looking forward to Baby Perryman. He was quick-witted and loved to banter with those closest to him.   He loved his pets, especially Tess the mess. He was raised in Selma, Alabama.  He had a special gift of connecting with children and started his career with the Dallas County Schools teaching and coaching. He was generous without hesitation.  An avid sports fan, especially enjoying his Auburn Tigers.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Springs Baptist Church.
Pallbearers are Ted Thrash, Andrew Thrash, Neal Ousley, Graeme Lockaby, Daowei Zhang and Steve Harris. Honorary pallbearers are Paul Robertson, Cecil Rylee, James Rylee, Justin Collins, Don Johnson, Steve Tidwell, Richard Vinson.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 9, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pleasant Springs Baptist Church
3854 Pleasant Springs Drive
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Visitation
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pleasant Springs Baptist Church
3854 Pleasant Springs Drive
Tuskegee, AL 36083

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
Pleasant Springs Baptist Church
3854 Pleasant Springs Drive
Tuskegee, AL 36083

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