The details of Grant Brace’s obituary were shared by his family.
Grant Frederick Brace, a 20-year-old from Tennessee, passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2020 while attending the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
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Grant was a talented athlete who graduated from Alcoa High School in 2018 where he excelled in football and wrestling.
He won three football state championships and had a high school wrestling record of 128 wins and 33 losses, earning him three Tennessee State placements.
After graduation, Grant was offered a scholarship to attend the University of the Cumberlands where he continued to pursue his passion for wrestling.
He fell three times during his time there, including one at the 2018 Patriot Open, and won his final game with a 13-5 key decision against Keizer University.
Grant was also known for his love of God and his family, and he always helped those in need.
He enjoyed outdoor activities such as snowboarding, jet skiing and spending time with his dog, Titan.
He was a member of the Sevier Heights Baptist Church. His grandparents, Terrell, Betty Brace, and Mary Lou Foster, preceded Grant in death.
He is survived by his parents, Kyle and Jackie Brace; his sister and brother-in-law, Kaylee and Sam Wagnon, his grandfather, Bobby Foster, several aunts, uncles and cousins, and his beloved dog, Titan.
The visit took place on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 2-4 PM EST at Sevier Heights Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.
A celebration of life followed at 4:00 PM EST, led by Rev. Doug Adams and Pastor Andy Langston.
Grant was buried at 1:00 PM CST on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens at Mt. Juliet, TN.
Bearers included Sam Wagnon, Kerry Brace, Dalton Steele, Johnny Steele, Wade Johnson and Brian Gossett, with Chris Fry and Chris Stamberger as honorary bearers.
Family and friends were invited to gather afterwards at Team Faith Racing Ministry in Mt. Juliet, TN.
Funeral arrangements were provided by Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, Tennessee 37920.