Shelby Monroe Grubbs, 89, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, May 25, 2014, after a brief period of hospice care at his home in Brandon, MS. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at Lakewood Funeral Home in Jackson, MS. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maxine Bridges Grubbs, two sisters, Sue Herrin of Braxton, MS and Carolyn Grubbs of Magee, MS, and a host of nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, J.B. Grubbs, Earl Grubbs and Troy Grubbs.
Born to Solomon M. Grubbs and Lula Weathersby Grubbs in Mendenhall, MS on September 30, 1924, he graduated from Pinola High School and was a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Millsaps College. Mr. Grubbs served in the United States Navy
during World War II
. He was employed as an Agent with the United States Secret Service in the Jackson office for thirty years. After his federal retirement, he worked for eight years for the State of Mississippi in the Department of Audit and Evaluation, Office of Federal and State Programs.
For many years he was an active member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and in other areas of leadership. In later years, he became a member of Crossgates Baptist Church. He was a volunteer with the Red Cross and was recognized for years of volunteer service at the Veterans Administration Nursing Home.
He lived a life full of faith, family, friends and service. Known for his humor, quick wit and loving spirit, he was loved dearly by a wide circle of family and friends who will miss the joy of being in his presence.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Stonewall Cemetery Fund, c/o Linda Shivers 106 Wickstead Drive, Clinton, MS 39056 or Baptist Children's Village P.O. Box 27 Clinton, MS 39060.