Last Updated on August 23, 2023 8:12 pm
The long-time owner of a locally based laundry and cleaning business has passed away.
John “Johnny” Len Gragg, Sr., age 82, of Boone, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Watauga Medical Center, according to Hampton Funeral Service.
Mr. Gragg was not only known for his business, Trailway Laundry and Cleaners of Boone, but he is also remembered for his hometown delivery in his van.
Funeral services for Mr. Gragg will be conducted at 11:00 AM on Monday, August 28, 2023, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church
Obituary courtesy of Hampton Funeral Service
Boone, NC– Mr. John “Johnny” Len Gragg, Sr., age 82, of Boone, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Watauga Medical Center. Born September 19, 1940, in Watauga County, he was a son of the late John Milton and Edna Madge Parlier Gragg, and the husband of the late Brenda Jones Gragg.
Other than his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Paul Gragg and a sister, Lila Lowe.
Johnny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and always greeted you with a big smile. He was active in the Republican Party and enjoyed the privilege of taking his children and grandchildren to register to vote on their 18th birthday.
Johnny was an Owner/Operator of Trailway Laundry and Cleaners of Boone for many years. Many will remember him for his hometown delivery in his van. He was a faithful member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. He had worked as a bagger at Harris-Teeter Grocery for 9 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Cathy Gragg of Boone; his son, Junior Gragg and wife Kristi of Boone; his brothers, Ray Gragg and Gary Gragg and wife Donna of Boone; two grandsons, Ryan Austin and girlfriend Vanessa Greene of Boone; Jonathan Gragg of Boone; 3 granddaughters, Becca Dollar and husband Joel of Boone; Kaitlyn Gragg and fiancé Cody Guy of Boone; McKenna Gragg of Boone; and 2 great-grandsons, Peyton “Peanut” Dollar and James “Billy Bob” Dollar. He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Jim Lowe of Greensboro; 4 sisters-in-law, Dot Gragg, Georgia Jones, Marie Jones, and Nancy Jones, all of Boone along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services for Johnny will be conducted 11:00 AM Monday, August 28, 2023, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church with Reverend Bud Russell, Reverend Eric Henderson and Reverend Delmar James officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Sunday from 3 until 5 PM at Hampton Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Junior and Kristi Gragg, 675 Milton Gragg Road in Boone.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Vernon Baptist Church3503 Bamboo Rd., Boone, NC 28607
Online condolences may be sent to the Gragg Family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com
Hampton Funeral Service of Boone is in charge of arrangements.