Lamar Grizzle, 82, of Murphy, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, in a Blairsville, Ga., hospital.
He was a native of Buford, Ga., but moved to Cherokee County in 1965.
Lamar was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army. He was an entrepreneur, and owner and operator of Grizzly Bear Trading Post for many years, and co-owner and operator of Blairsville Honda.
Lamar was a member of Ranger Baptist Church.
Motorcycle riding was Lamar’s passion. He logged more than 1.5 million miles in his lifetime.
He was the son of the late Fred and Eula Devore Grizzle.
Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Carrie Tuggle Grizzle; a son, Mark L. Grizzle of Atlanta, Ga.; a grandson, Corey Grizzle and wife Amanda of Andrews; and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Cameron Grizzle.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the chapel of Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, with the Rev. L.B. Adams officiating. The interment was in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens with military graveside rites by Murphy American Legion Post 96, VFW Post 10222, Hayesville VFW Post 6812 (Allison-Bristol), American Legion Post 532, Andrews VFW Post 7620, and N.C. National Guard. Pallbearers were Chase and C.O. Locke, Dawson Grizzle, Matthew Campbell, Terry Jones and Mike Stevens.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11, at Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy.
Ivie Funeral Home, Murphy, was in charge of all arrangements.
An online guest register is available at www.iviefuneralhomeinc.com.