Mr. James Everette Grammer of Shelbyville passed away suddenly from this life on Saturday, June 4, 2022. The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, June 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Feldhaus Funeral Home …
Mr. James Everette Grammer of Shelbyville passed away suddenly from this life on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
The family will receive visitors on Tuesday, June 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Feldhaus Funeral Home with funeral services Wednesday, June 8, at 1 p.m. Burial service will follow at Wheel Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Barrett officiating.
Born on June 9, 1948, he was the oldest son of the late Cecile and O’Dell Grammer. Everette was raised in Lynchburg and from his childhood learned to love the rural farming lifestyle at an early age. In his youth, Everette loved to fish, hunt, and farm the land. He later developed a love for riding motorcycles and rebuilding and restoring antique Ford trucks.
Everette was known by all as a hard worker and a jack-of-all trades. In addition to his extensive knowledge of farming, he was a carpenter, a roofer, a plumber, an electrician, and so much more. He could perform essentially every trade associated with building houses. In his early adult life, he was a dairy farmer and for many years operated his dairy farm while simultaneously working full time at George Dickel and raising his family.
Later in life, he built a beautiful home for his wife Helen and their blended family. He once again became a self-employed businessman as the owner/operator of G & G Roofing for 30+ years until retirement. Additionally, he and Helen operated the kennel Grammer’s Gentle Giants, where they bred and raised show quality St. Bernards and other large breed dogs. Throughout all of his years, he continued to take care of his cattle, grow vegetables, cut hay, and enjoy his rural farm life until the very end.
Everette will always be remembered for his quick and infectious laugh, his head full of bright silver hair, and his daily uniform of a white t-shirt and overalls. His beloved overalls were a constant reminder of the lifestyle that he loved and cherished. Everette leaves behind a legacy of a large and loving family, who will forever treasure the memories that were made with him.
Everette is survived by his wife of 32 years Helen Grammer and their children: Tim (Mary Lynn) Grammer, Anita (Jesse) Cripps, Janie Grammer, Lavonda (Bryce) Mull, Stacie (Tommy) Barrett, and Janet (David) Anderson. He is also survived by his many adoring grandchildren: Logan Kight, Christian (Michaela) Barrett, Jordan (David) Kirby, Kimberly Grammer, Shanna (Jacob) Bentley, Ethan (Cassidy) Barrett, Elijah Martin, Hannah Cripps, Cody Cripps, Olivia Grammer, Blake Mull, great-grandchildren Hannah and Harley Kight, Amelia and Ethan Everette Barret II and another precious great-grandbaby on the way. He is also survived by his brothers Tommy (Lena) Grammer and Ricky (Tat) Grammer as well as many friends and neighbors who loved him greatly.
Feldhaus Memorial Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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