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William "Wick" Lee Grunwell

November 10, 1946 — May 5, 2023


William "Wick" Lee Grunwell

Sylva, William Grunwell, 76, passed away on Friday, May 5, 2023, at Mission Hospital.


A native of Rockingham County, he was the son of the late William T. and Marie Butler Grunwell.  He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Grunwell.  William was a General Contractor.  In his free time, he enjoyed tennis, hiking, and helping friends with projects.  William especially enjoyed craft beer and spending time with his sons.  He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in Vietnam.


William is survived by two sons, Nathaniel Grunwell (Candace Morgan), of Sylva and Kris Grunwell, of Waynesville; five grandchildren, Carla, Maya, October, Shiloh, and Jules Grunwell.


A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2023 in the Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with Reverend Josh Mashburn officiating.  The family will receive friends from 12:30 until service time at the funeral home.


The care of Mr. Grunwell has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville and an online memorial register is available at "Obituaries" at

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Wells Funeral Home - Waynesville

296 North Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 13, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Waynesville Chapel of Wells Funeral Home

296 N Main St, Waynesville, NC 28786


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