|Rural mail carrier dies in two-car collision Friday morning|
|Monday, November 19, 2012|
A two-vehicle collision Friday morning claimed the life of Lebanon's Joe Grandstaff, 66, a veteran Rural Mail Carrier. The crash occurred on Walter Morris Road at Conaster Road in Wilson County around 11:30 a.m. Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said Grandstaff died when he was hit head on by another car.
The other vehicle driven by 20-year-old Logan Bryan, son of Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan.
Bryan's vehicle apparently hit Grandstaff when coming around the blind curve of Walter Morris Road. Bryan was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center. His condition was not released.
Officials said Grandstaff was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. No alcohol or drugs were present at the time of the crash.
Grandstaff had worked with the US Postal Service as a Rural Mail Carrier for over 20 years. An avid hunter and outdoorsman, he was a graduate the School of Business at Middle Tennessee State University.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25 at First Baptist Church of Lebanon. Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 24 at Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon (at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike) between the hours of 2-8 p.m.
Survivors include: his loving wife, Carol Grandstaff, daughters Cindy Grandstaff, DeLayne Grandstaff Davenport and Lesley Carver Mena. Survivors also include: son-in-law Scott Mena and grandchildren Gage M. Grandstaff Davenport, ReAnna L. Dimon Davenport and Grace Mena; brothers Eddie (Sheena) Grandstaff, Will Frank (Juanita) Grandstaff, Sara McCoy and Nancy Grandstaff along with brother-in-law John (Karol) Sanders.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Elwin W. (Wink) Midgett Scholarship Fund at MTSU.
Funeral arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home, at Stone Mansion, 416 Rome Pike, Lebanon.