RANDLEMAN, N.C. - Joseph Burl Grubbs, 77, of 349 Allred Way, Randleman, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at Randolph Hospice House at 5:30 a.m. Mr. Grubbs was born on Aug. 2, 1935 in Lenoir County, N.C., the son of the late Thomas Leo and Irene Stevenson Grubbs.
Mr. Grubbs graduated from Lowe's Grove High School in Durham County and from Nashville Automotive and Diesel College. He served in the U.S. Army in the 504 Military Police Battalion. He also worked at Mebane Packaging Corporation in Mebane and Clayton, N.C. and in Greenville, Mississippi, for 28 years before retiring.
He was a member of Whitehall Evangelical Methodist Church, where he served on the board of directors.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Settle Grubbs; daughter, Kathy Grubbs Jenkins; brothers, Steve, Tom, John and Bill Grubbs; and sister, Lois Grubbs Rachelle.
Mr. Grubbs is survived by his son, Tom and Teresa Grubbs of Burlington, N.C.; son-in-law, Art Jenkins of Concord, N.C.; grandsons, Tristan and Wyatt Jenkins of Concord, N.C.; and brother, James Grubbs of Jacksonville, Florida.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pugh Funeral Home, 600 S. Main St., Randleman, N.C.
The funeral will be Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Whitehall Evangelical Methodist Church, 3335 Wesleyan Road, Randleman with the Rev. John Purdue officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Whitehall Evangelical Methodist Church, 3335 Wesleyan Road, Randleman, NC 27317.
Online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com