Steve GravittJune 23, 1944 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 73)
Steve Samuel Gravitt, 73, of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2017 in a local hospital.
Steve was born in Lookout Mountain, GA on June 23, 1944 to his late parents Willis Haskell and Gladys Lucille Gravitt. He has lived in Chattanooga for several years. He retired from North American Royalties Inc. Wheland Foundry in Chattanooga following 37 years of service as Operations Director. Following his retirement he also worked with Cecil Gravitt Construction and later joined his wife in managing her store Encore Consignment Boutique in Riverview. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga and enjoyed traveling, gardening, woodworking, cooking and hosting elaborate parties with his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, Willis H. Gravitt, Jr.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 23 years, Sherry Shipley Gravitt; sons Dennis L. Gravitt of Pensacola, FL, Darryl (Cindy) Gravitt of Lookout Mountain, GA; daughters Gisele (Barry) Everette and Gretchen (Jonathan) Tremmier of Lookout Mountain, GA; step-daughters Neely (Anson) Hyde of Signal Mountain, TN and Hayden Crihfield of Atlanta, GA; brother Cecil (Susan) Gravitt and sisters Louise Wilson, Edith Daniel, Helen Miller, Linda Derryberry and Sarah (Tony) Mitchell, all of Lookout Mountain, GA; three aunts and two uncles; ten grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren; and former wife, Sara Clark Gravitt.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chattanooga with Reverend Brad Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton Memorial Gardens. The family will also receive friends at the church from 9:30 AM until the service hour.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, 727 E 11th St, Chattanooga, TN 37403.
The family will receive friends from 5- 8 PM on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.