Rickey Lee Grasty, 60, of Hendersonville, died Sunday, June 28, 2015 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was the son of the late Willis Lee ìTobyî Grasty, and Agnes Stepp Grasty of Hendersonville. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lynn Grasty Case.
He was a longtime resident of Henderson County, graduated from East Henderson High School in 1973, and attended Chowan Jr. College, and served in the U.S. Navy. He worked at Byron Seed Co. as warehouse manager for many years, and later owned his own business, Grastyís Landscaping. He most recently worked at Sylvania Lighting Co. as a Lighting Technician.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sister, Kim Grasty Clapsaddle and her husband Kole of Sylva; two daughters, Tonya Grasty Redden and her husband DJ of Mills River, and Sunshine Dusinberre of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, Toby Lee Grasty and Bo Grasty of Hendersonville; his fiancÈe Connie Lewis of Hendersonville; and eleven grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be at 3:00pm Thursday. Gethsemane Baptist Church. Revs. Dwayne Durham and Danny Pridmore will officiate. A visitation will be from 1:00-3:00pm prior to the service. At other times the family will be at Rickís home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.