James Henry Grindrod Jr.
July 20, 1957 – December 26, 2021
James “Jim” H Grindrod Jr. 64 of Lady Lake, FL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 26, 2021
Jim was born in Elizabeth, NJ on July 20, 1957. He grew up in Orlando, FL after his family moved to Florida in 1959. He graduated from Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, FL . in 1975
Jim was a Salesman by trade, Herb Store Owner and spent several years traveling across country working the Renaissance Festivals selling his scented sea salts and homemade soaps. He was an avid reader especially of Science Fiction & Fantasy books. He loved to laugh and tell stories. He even wrote a couple of unpublished stories of his own.
Jim loved watching TV especially movies and was a lifelong fan of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also loved to fish, often spending weekends on the pier fishing all night. Jim loved to cook and make candy especially chocolate candies. He was a free spirit and lived his life the same way.
He is preceded in death by his Father, James H Grindrod. Jim is survived by his mother Eileen Stilwell, Lady Lake, FL, sister Cathy Griffin, Wildwood, brother Michael Grindrod, Clermont, sister Lynn Johnson, Mount Dora, daughter Shannon Grindrod, TN, daughter Melissa Grindrod, PA, son James Grindrod, TX four grandchildren, Jessica, Garrett, Kenny & Alaina and a host of nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, January 15th @ The Village View Community Church 8585 SE 147th Place, Summerfield, FL 34491.
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