Obituary – Grubb, William ‘Bill’

Obituary – William ‘Bill’ Grubb

William ‘Bill’ Grubb
Retired from Martin Marietta

William “Bill” Joseph Grubb, 70, of Oak Ridge, died Monday, June 7, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge.

Born Aug. 28, 1933, in St. Paul, Va., he was the son of Kelly Marshall Grubb and Gertrude Nora Williams Grubb. 

He was a 1954 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, where he lettered in all sports. In that same year, he also earned the title of Featherweight Champion of the Southern Golden Gloves Association. He served with the U.S. Army for two years. Mr. Grubb retired from Martin Marietta Energy Systems at the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant, where he was a machinist. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the International Association of Machinists. He was also an avid golfer and member of South Hills Golf Club, where he also worked as a ranger during the spring and summer months. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Preston Grubb and by his sister, Betty Haggard. Mr. Grubb is survived by his wife of 46 years, Beverly Ann Owens Grubb; two daughters, Donna Marie Grubb McCammon and husband, Jonathan, of Knoxville and Mitzi Gayla Grubb of Oak Ridge; two brothers, Lonnie Marshall Grubb and wife, Madeline, of Claxton and Vernon Eugene Grubb of Knoxville; a sister, Ozella Pickard and husband, Oakie, of Knoxville; his former sister-in-law, Mary Schaefer, of Oak Ridge; two grandchildren, Jonathan Tyler McCammon and Savannah Nicole Wisman; and by several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at Weatherford Mortuary with the Rev. Dr. Steve McDonald officiating. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 10, at Woodhaven Memorial Gardens in Claxton. R.H. Brown, L.C. Parker, Bill E. Sise and Eddie Smith will serve as honorary pallbearers

The family requests any memorials be in the form of contributions to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, 163 N. Jefferson Circle, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

[Submitted by Susie Bullock]

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