Born Jan. 31, 1924, in Walcott, son of the late Estes and Cordie Gramling, he was a U.S. veteran of WWII, retired from Arkansas Highway Department in Paragould, Ark., and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Walcott.
Survivors include his wife, Clara Gramling of the home; two sons, Larry Gramling, of Paragould and Terry Gramling of Memphis, Tenn.; one daughter, Regina Garrett, of Jacksonville; one brother, Stan Gramling, of Cabot, Ark.; two sisters, Maxine Ward, of Aurora, Mo., and Madonna Stewart, of Walcott; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frankie, Bob and Malcolm Gramling, and one sister, Aledene Tinkle.
A formal memorial celebration will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at Walcott State Park with Revs. Sam Stewart and Marion Gramling officiating. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Memorial Park Funeral Home in Memphis is in charge of arrangements.