CLYDE — Ervin J. Grasty, 43, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Memorial Mission Hospital
A native of Haywood County, he is the son of Ella Mae Caldwell Grasty and the late Hilliard Grasty. In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a special friend, George Herschel Fortune. Ervin was employed with Ray of Light Homes and Irene Wortham Center as a caregiver. He loved fishing, taking care of people and animals.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lisa Grasty; a son, Dallas Fraga, of the home; four step-children, Chris Randall of Waynesville, Tiffany Childers of Whitter, Sarah Roberts of Raleigh, and Kimberly Roberts of Virginia; a sister, Karen Grasty, of Waynesville; a brother, Hugh Grasty and his wife, Polly, of Rose Bud, Arkansas; three uncles, David Grasty of Candler, Calvin Grasty, of Waynesville, Danny Grasty of Siler City, aunt, Eva Wolfs of Tennessee; three grandchildren, Austin, Anthony, and Dakota; nieces and nephews, Rachel, Jason, David, Joshua, Crystal, April and Ashley. Also his special friends, James Caldwell, Trinity Grasty and Ronnie Bradley.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Reeves officiating. Burial will follow at Fincher’s Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Irene Wortham ADA Center, 916 West Chapel Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at www.wellsfuneralhome.com.