Grover Frederick "Fred" Mirgle, 70, husband of Joyce Elizabeth Barnes Mirgle, died Saturday, July 4, 2015.
Born in Greenville County, South Carolina, he was a son of Wilma Elizabeth Woods Kissimon, of Pelzer and the late Fred Mirgle. He was a U.S. Air Force 62-66 veteran. He became a professor and administrator at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach, FL, and was later named Professor Emeritus. He was also a pilot and held several ratings through the Federal Aviation Administration. He was instrumental for getting the Department of Aviation Maintenance Science changed to honor Charles Taylor who was the Wright Brothers mechanic. He attended Oak Hill United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include sons, Michael D. Mirgle (Jennifer) of Deltona, FL, Douglas R. Mirgle, Sr. (Tara) of Honea Path; step-father, Alexander John "A.J." Kissimon; sisters, Susan Kissimon Del Priore (Michael), Jan Kissimon Stitt (Tom) of Pelzer; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held Friday, July 10th, 2 pm at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, 430 Oak Hill Rd Belton, SC 29627. All are invited to visit with family in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University 600 South Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114. Make checks payable to: ERAU c/o Chuck Horning for "Fred Mirgle AMS Scholarship Fund."
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer