March 21, 1943 - September 22, 2020
Arthur E. Grier, Jr. most known as “Gene” was born in the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina at Good Samaritan Hospital on March 21, 1943. Gene graduated from the historic Second Ward High School in the old Brooklyn community of Charlotte, NC in 1961 and went on to attend Florida A & M University in Tallahassee, FL before joining the U.S. Army. Gene was Honorably Discharged from the Army after (3) years of service in 1966. He then enrolled in school at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in Ohio and graduated in 1969. As a child, Gene was introduced to the funeral industry profession and took interest in every aspect of the business. A. Eugene Grier, Jr. was the grandson and son of Funeral Directors; Mr. Arthur S. Grier, the founder of Grier Funeral Service, Inc. and Mr. Arthur Eugene Grier, Sr. Gene Grier was the second black elected to the North Carolina State Board of Mortuary Science, serving from 1977 to 1982. He served as Vice President, of the Funeral Directors and Morticians Association of North Carolina, was a past State and National Board Member also the past President of the Western District of Funeral Directors Association and past District President. Mr. A. Eugene Grier, Jr. was actively affiliated with many civic, religious and social organizations prior to health complications. He’s was member of Grier Heights Presbyterian Church, Grier Heights Masonic Lodge No. 752, past member and founder of the Ambassadors Club, past Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Association of Charlotte, NC, past member of Grier Heights Development Corporation and other community outreach programs. Gene was a founding member of the Roads Inc. a funeral profession group affiliated with funeral home owners across the country.
Arthur E. Grier, Jr. most known as “Gene” was born in the great city of Charlotte, North Carolina at Good Samaritan Hospital on March 21, 1943. Gene graduated from the historic Second Ward High School in the old Brooklyn community... View Obituary & Service Information
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