WINTER HAVEN - Mr. William J. Grubbs was a great conversationalist with quick wit and a wonderful sense of humor.
He was born on January 26, 1922, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and moved to Winter Haven from Long Island, New York, in 1983. Mr. Grubbs passed away from heart failure on August 16, 2014, at Bellatage Assisted Living in Winter Haven.
He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II, member of Grace Lutheran Church, avid tennis player, Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, licensed pilot, and he loved family, friends and animals.
He was employed by the New York Telephone Company. He also spent a number of years in Alaska on the U.S. Air Force Distant Warning Line.
Preceded in death by the two loves of his life, Madeline Grubbs and Sandy Grubbs, and grandson David Reid, he leaves behind daughters: Adelaide Reid, Colorado, Suzanne Rose, New Hampshire, Chauncy Noble, California, Tammy Fletcher, North Carolina, son: Tony Johnson, Florida, daughter: Jennifer Tucker, Florida, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, dear and very special friends, Joyce and Larry Akeson, Winter Haven, faithful canine companion Bem.
The family wishes to thank all the caregivers and friends at Bellatage Assisted Living, HomeInStead, and Corner Stone Hospice.
Memorial Service will be held, 4:00pm Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Steele's Family Funeral Services Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice, 2590 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, Fl. 33881
Steele's Family Funeral Services
207 Burns Lane
Winter Haven, FL 33884-1145
Published in Ledger from Aug. 19 to Aug. 20, 2014