Melroy John Grennier, 90, of Swansboro, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at his home.

His service was Saturday at Freedom Way Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Rudolph Outlaw and the Rev. Steve Petty officiating. Entombment was Monday in the mausoleum of Seaside Memorial Park.

He was born March 28, 1929, in Milwaukee, Wis., a son of the late Edward Marshall and Florence Ward Grennier. Mel served the country in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired with the rank of gunnery sergeant Jan. 31, 1967.

He is survived by his stepdaughter, Velina Brennier of Kitty Hawk; his stepgrandchildren; and half-sisters, Kris Lucas of Indiana and Jean Lamszus of New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Naomi Grenier; second wife, Lilly Kay Grennier; third wife, Mildred F. Perry; a stepson, John Paul Verholst; brothers, Gerald and Allen; and sisters, Mary and Lucille.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Freedom Way Freewill Baptist Church, 207 Queens Road, Hubert, NC 28539.

Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Swansboro. Online condolences may be made at

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