GASTONIA – Manley Loranza Grubbs, 87 of 2707 Monterey Park Drive, Gastonia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Feb-ruary 22, 2014, at the Robin Johnson House surrounded by his loving family.
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Manley was a native of Greer, SC born April 4, 1926 to the late Reverend Frank Grubbs and Ida Bagwell Grubbs. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law Doug Badger, his brothers and sisters, Edgar, Leonard, Vernon, Jessie, Mary, Ruth, Hazel and Bessie and his be-loved cat "Kitty Tom" whom he loved dearly.
Manley was a member of Garver Memorial Baptist Church, Modena Street, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Faye Garver Grubbs; his son Kenneth Grubbs (Libby); a daughter Pam Badger all of Kings Mt.; grandchildren, Candy Self Early (Jack), Crystal Hughes (Doug), Derek Badger, Angie Bryson (Terry), Tequila Badger, great grandchildren Mea-gan Davis (Chris), Gavin Bryson, Dustin Brown, Nathan Miller, Amber Storm Bolin, Zack Badger, Sami Badger and Mason Hanif; great great grandchildren Kenleigh Brown and Jotham Davis, several nieces and nephews, as well as many dear and loving friends who are considered family.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Withers & Whisenant Funeral Home
Celebration of Life service will be at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Garver Memorial Baptist Church with Reverend Alex David Stewart officiating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park with Military honors by The Gaston County Honor Guard Pallbearers will be Derek Badger, Dustin Brown, Terry Bryson, Doug Hughes, Danny Garver and Brian Slagle; Honorary Pallbearers will be Zack Badger, Gavin Bryson and Mason Hanif.
Memorials may be made to Garver Memorial Baptist Church, 1920 Modena Street, Gastonia, NC 28054 Gaston Hospice, and P.O. Box 3984, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Condolences may be made to www.withersandwhisenantfuneral.com
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home, 2916 Union Rd Gastonia, 704-864-5144 is serving the Family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on Feb. 24, 2014
Withers and Whisenant Funeral Home
2916 Union Road Gastonia, NC 28054