OBITUARY FOR ARMON LEON GRANBERRY
ARMON LEON GRANBERRY was born in Jackson, Tennessee on December 31, 1958. He departed this earthly life, July 27, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble L. Granberry and Montries Whitley, and Rev. Fred Whitley, whom he considered his father.
He met Maggie 32 years ago. They have been married 17 years and have shared many wonderful memories together. “Whenever you would see one…you would always see the other.”
Armon attended elementary school in the Metro Davidson County school system. He graduated from Pearl High School where he played in the Marching Band. He continued his education at Tennessee State University in the music department. He loved playing drums so much that he put together a group called, “The Mighty Creative Sounds of Power”. From there he played with musicians such as Tyrone Smith and Jimmy Church. He played in bands such as North Soul, Tinted Glass and also played with Black Widow until his illness. Armon has traveled around the world sharing his love for music.
He had two tours in Europe, two tours on a Cruise Line and he also traveled to the North Pole, Ireland and the Bahamas for the Department of Defense. He was also a fill-in-drummer as well as one of the “baddest” drummers in Nashville.
Armon leaves to cherish his memory, a devoted wife, Maggie Seay Granberry; two children, Clarissa and Woodrow (Bone); two brothers, Shelley (Charlotte), Fred, Jr. (Audrey); three sisters, Montries (Maria), Debra, Nobalien. Sister-in-law, Margaret Duke Middlebrooks, brother-in-law, Rev. Nathaniel (Sharon) Duke. Ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Devoted long life friends, Ron, Clarence, Jerry, Jay, Jeffrey, Thomas and Juan.