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SMSgt CHADRICK “CHAD” OWEN GRIZZLE, UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (Ret.)

SMSgt Chadrick “Chad” Owen Grizzle, United States Air Force (Ret.), 90, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Gloria Nall Grizzle, died Saturday morning, May 22, 2021, at Hospice Savannah.

Born in McClure, Virginia, he was a son of the late Fonsby Grizzle and the late Bertha Jane Owens Grizzle. Chad was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He graduated from Ervinton High School, and earned his B.S. in History from Mississippi State University and his Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. Chad retired after 21 years of service as a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. During his military career he traveled the world, including tours in the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War, and at the Pentagon. Chad later worked for Vocational Rehabilitation and then as Safety Officer for the Georgia Ports Authority. He loved farming, raising cows, Tarpan horses, and growing peaches. Chad will be remembered for his strong love for the Lord and as a devoted family man.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jerriod Everett Grizzle; his first wife, Marjorie Turner Grizzle; two sisters, Shirley Booher and Jean Davis, and one brother, Samuel D. Grizzle.

Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Gloria Nall Grizzle of Savannah, Georgia; four daughters, Carol Rowland of Savannah, Georgia, Linda A. Blackstone and her husband, Lee, of Marietta, Georgia, Minette Rushing and her husband, Jim, of Savannah, Georgia, and Jena Buttimer of Lawrenceville, Georgia; six grandchildren, Shannon, Lindsay, Ivy, Sherry, Lizzie, and Jon; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Billy Donald Grizzle and his wife, Pat, of Bristol, Tennessee, and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 o’clock Monday, May 24, 2021, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, May 25, 2021, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service conducted by the Reverend Suzanne Cole Wages. Interment, with full military honors, will be in Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park – East.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box 13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  1. Jon and Helena Maslansky says:

    Gloria and Family

    Just want to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather. Chad was a great neighbor and a gentle man!! We will miss him!

    Jon and Helena

  2. Evelyn Temple says:

    I send my deepest condolences to you. I pray that in days to come your grief will be replaced with that loving hope and that your loving memories will serve you well.
    With love,
    Evelyn

  3. Alene Mullins says:

    So Sorry for the loss of your loved one. I remember Chad as my husband, Darrell’s best bud as they grew up. Later, when I met him he was always a kidder . We enjoyed many happy times together. He will be greatly missed.
    Alene

  4. Kenneth L. Bennett says:

    Gloria and Family, Kim and I send our deepest regrets for your loss. Our hopes and prayers are with you.

  5. Norma D. Strickland says:

    Gloria and family, Getting to know you and Chad was a special time and we were blessed, many memories. Please know you are in our prayers.

  6. Dorothy White Luke says:

    To Mrs. Gloria Grizzle and Family. I was so sorry to hear about the death of Chad. He was a very special person, and so are you Gloria. I met Chad when he was employed at the Division of Rehabilitation Services. I also had the opportunity to work as his secretary for quite a while. I know you will miss him, and my prayers are with you all.

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