William "Bubbles" Grose Jr.

March 28, 1976August 25, 2018
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William Lewis Grose, Jr. “Bubbles”, age 42, passed away of natural causes on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Born on March 28, 1976 at Raleigh General Hospital in Beckley, WV, he was the son of Betty Bowman Grose and William “Bill” Grose. His family and friends will always remember “Bubbles” as a generous, loving and caring person who was an avid animal lover. In 1990, he moved to Beckley and accepted a position as a waiter and a floral designer. He is preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Grose; and his Granny and his Aunt Edna, whom he grieved for tremendously. He is survived by his mother, Betty Bowman Grose Fritz and his step-father whom he loved as his father, Eric Fritz; his longtime friend, Alan Young; step-brothers, Eric Scott Fritz, Thaddeus Fritz and Patrick Lyall. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Saturday evening, September 1st, 2018 at Blue Ridge Funeral Home. A Service to Celebrate the Life of Bubbles will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday afternoon, September 2nd, 2018 in the Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Home with Drema Banks and Janet Lilly as speakers and Anna Barker as soloist celebrating his life. Burial will follow the service in the Crucifix Garden of Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with his cousin, Melinda Price delivering Words of Prayer and the 23rd Psalm. Honoring Bubbles as pallbearers will be family and friends. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Blue Ridge Funeral Home & Crematorium has the honor of serving the family.


  • Visitation Saturday, September 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 2, 2018

William "Bubbles" Grose Jr.

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Jason McQuillen

September 3, 2018

I've been lucky to travel alot in my lifetime, but my favorite travel memory was our school trip to Toronto by bus, via Niagara Falls... so many fun times, beautiful views, singalongs, and laughs into the night... your smiles and positivity were everything, im gonna miss you buddy.

your friend always,
~ 6pack

Kelly Melton

September 2, 2018

NYC 2005
I hope you found peace my friend and I hope you hear me playing Stevie for you ❤️❤️

Darlene Shelton

August 31, 2018

Truly more than a neighbor and a friend, Bubbles was family. Bubbles was like one of my own children. He had a heart of gold. For me and my family and all my fur babies, I will miss our long talks, watching tv, eating together and most of all - hanging out. He was always there to give a helping hand and a listening ear. I am thankful that Bubbles was in my life for so long. Things will never be the same with out you. Until we meet again I love you best friend.

Daniel Milam Sr.

August 30, 2018

I can still rember when we were little playing outside at granny Milams it just seem likes yesterday we were kids an now we're grown ,ands it very sad that your gone I will always rember all the goods times we shared and will never forget you cousin you will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you aunt bet,and Eric and we love and miss you all,love you Daniel,Julie,Dylan,and Daniel jr milam

Skylar Shelton

August 29, 2018

Bubbles was a life long friend and neighbor on Williams Street In Beckley, WV. Bubbles had a very caring heart and would do anything for you. He and my mother Darlene were inseparable. We would love when he would come over to eat with us and say, “It’s tasting so good to me right now” . Bubbles always would bring a smile to your face anytime you were feeling down. No matter what holiday he would always bring one on his delicious cakes. Bubbles and his partner Allen of 20+ years were a constant part of our day to day lives.

pamela keith armstrong

August 29, 2018

My heart is breaking for you Betty, so sorry to hear about Bubbles, I remember when we was little we would sang the song tiny bubbles, he loved it, sending prayers and love