Born Sept. 28, 1921 in Frederick County, Md., he was the son of the late George M. and Mary C. Moser Grossnickle.
He is survived by one son, Kenneth G. Grossnickle and wife, Virginia L., of Middletown, Md.; three grandchildren, John K. Grossnickle and wife, Dana, and Leann M. Buchanan and husband, "Buck," all of Clear Spring, Md., and Christopher G. Grossnickle of Hagerstown; and four great-grandchildren, Makayla and Savannah Buchanan, and Colton and Wyatt Grossnickle.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at Grossnickle Church of the Brethren, Myersville, with the Rev. Tim Ritchey Martin and the Rev. Donna Ritchey Martin officiating.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ricketts Funeral Home, Myersville. The funeral home will be open for visitation beginning at 1 p.m. Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grossnickle Church of the Brethren Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 575, Myersville, MD 21773.