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Merle E. "Gene" Grubbs

August 9, 1931 - July 19, 2020

 

MUNCIE – Merle E. “Gene” Grubbs, 88, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on August 9, 1931 in Mendon, Illinois, the son of Daniel Lee and Oneta (Meyers) Grubbs and graduated from Quincy High School in 1949. Gene served his country honorably in the US Army …READ MORE

 

MUNCIE – Merle E. “Gene” Grubbs, 88, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 19, 2020 at his residence.

He was born on August 9, 1931 in Mendon, Illinois, the son of Daniel Lee and Oneta (Meyers) Grubbs and graduated from Quincy High School in 1949. Gene served his country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War. On October 20, 1951 in Quincy, Illinois, he married Edna J. Harding.

Gene was co-owner of Myers Welding and Supply in Muncie and Wortman Welding and Supply in Kokomo for 40 years. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge #433, Muncie Moose Lodge #032 and the Kiwanis South 5000 Club.

He enjoyed fishing, golf, making jewelry, collecting rocks and his men’s bridge group that meet for coffee every morning. Gene was a gentle spirit who loved God and was loving and supportive to all who knew him. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who especially enjoyed all of his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 69 years, Edna J. Grubbs of Muncie; two daughters, Lana K. Richmond (husband, Dennis) of Indianapolis and Karen S. Featherston (husband, Bill) of Kokomo; seven grandchildren, Jeremy, Christopher, Kerry (wife, Mandy) Brandi (husband, Mike), Krystal, Chris Brinson (wife, Emily) and Kyle Brinson (wife, Morgan); ten great-grandchildren including Madison, Aiden, Lucia, Noah, Christopher, Shayna and Nicole; eight great-great grandchildren; and two brothers, Phil Grubbs (wife, Evelyn) of Salina, KS and Dan Grubbs (wife, Dee Dee) of Quincy, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons, Cody Brinson and Dylan Richmond; and two sisters, Lilly Mae Stock and Ramona Goodwin.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Grace Baptist Church, 6401 River Road, with Pastor Rory Bond officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Cemetery with full military honors by The United States Army and the Veterans of Delaware County.

Family and friends may call at Grace Baptist Church, 6401 River Road, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Grace Baptist Church, 6401 River Road, Muncie, IN 47304 or IU Health Ball Memorial Hospice, 2401 W. University Avenue, Muncie, IN 47304.

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

 

 

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

6401 River Road
Muncie, IN 47304


Service Information

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

Grace Baptist Church

Address:

6401 River Road
Muncie, IN 47304


Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Elm Ridge Cemetery

Address:

4600 W. Kilgore Avenue
Muncie, IN 47304


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