Garrett Evan Grizzle, 25, of Clinton, passed away Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He was born in Anderson County, was a lifelong resident of McMinn County and Anderson County, and was recently a resident of Clinton. He was preceded in death by father, Timothy “Tim” Grizzle; and grandparents, James C. and Alma Ward Sliger. He was a member of Second Baptist Church in Clinton. He attended McMinn County High School, where he was a member of the Gospel Choir and played football and soccer. He also attended and graduated from Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement School in Bell Buckle. Survivors include mother and husband, Melissa Sliger-Sutherland and Camden Sutherland of Athens; brother, Ethan Everett Barrett of Athens; two stepbrothers, Hunter and Brandt Sutherland of Englewood; grandparents, Stanley and Sharon Fox of Clinton; aunt, Emilee Sliger Elliott and husband, Steve, of Carson City, Nev.; uncle, Randy Sliger of Athens; aunt, Michelle and Rodney Collins and their children, Blaine and Bryce Collins; paternal grandfather and wife, Charles Grizzle and Linda Cross; and many special cousins and aunts. A Celebration of Garrett’s Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent at Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home of Athens is in charge of arrangements.

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