Obie Gragg

Obie Gragg, age 92, of Collettsville, North Carolina (the Globe Community) passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his residence.

He was born on October 20, 1929 in Avery County, North Carolina, a son of the late Harvey Joseph Gragg and the late Rosa Jennings Gragg. Obie was a “Jack of all Trades.” He enjoyed working with hands doing carpentry, masonry, shrubbery anything he found a knack for. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed picking and singing and loved to get in the woods hunting.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Rosie Justine Gragg who passed away in 2019; four brothers and three sisters.

Obie leaves behind to cherish his memory Five Sons, David (Sue) Gragg of Collettsville, NC, Jesse Gragg of Careys Flat, NC, Clayton (Kathy) Gragg of Lenoir, NC, Roger (Charlene) Gragg of Newland, NC, Jimmy (Deanna) Gragg of Collettsville, NC; Daughter, Della (Kirk) Ekard of Linville Falls, NC; Fifteen grandchildren; Twenty Nine great grandchildren; Three great great grandchildren.

Funeral services for Obie Gragg will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021at the Globe Baptist Church, 5633 Anthony Creek Rd, Collettsville, NC 28611. Rev. Donald Gragg will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the church. Interment will follow in the Gragg Family Cemetery, located behind the home place in the Globe.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Amorem Hospice (formerly Caldwell Hospice) for the loving care they provided to Obie. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood St NW Lenoir, NC 28645.

Words of Comfort and Memories may be shared with the Gragg family by visiting our website The care of Obie and his family has been entrusted to Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home of Newland. (828) 733-2121