Obituary – Grubb, James

Obituary – James Grubb

James Grubb
Vocational Teacher, Football Coach Dies

James Preston Grubb, 41, of Ozella Rd, Clinton Rt.4, died July 6 at his home of an apparent heart attack. He had served as placement coordinator in the Anderson County Schools vocational program and as a teacher at the county’s vocational school since 1973. A former employee of the Union Carbide Y-12 plant, he worked in the chemical services division from 1959 until 1971, when he was transferred to the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion plant. He was a senior lab technical in the plant’s technical services division for about two years. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he was a wingback on the Vols football team for three years. He received a B.A. degree in education. He was a member of Oak Ridge School’s track and football teams and he was named an All State and All American football player in 1953 and 1954. In later years he coached Little League football teams in Claxton. He was a member of the Alumni Association and the Clinton Optimist Club. He enjoyed playing golf. Grubb was a native of St. Paul, Va. and a resident of Anderson County since 1946.Survivors include three sons, Stanley P. Grubb of Knoxville, Gary Grubb of Claxton and Barry Grubb of Clinton Rt.4, a daughter, Diana Grubb of Clinton Rt.4, three brother, Bill Grubb of Oak Ridge, Lonnie Grubb of Dayton, Ohio and Vernon Grubb of Clinton, two sisters, Mrs. Bill (Betty) Haggard of Rockford and Mrs. Ozella Pickard of Knoxville, and his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Grubb of Johnson City. Graveside funeral services held Friday in Tennessee Valley Memory Gardens with the Rev. John Burleson officiating

Clinton Courier July 14, 1977

[Submitted by Susie Bullock]

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