Donald L Grigsby

September 5, 1934September 7, 2018

Dr. Donald Leroy Grigsby, age 84, went to be with the Lord on September 7th, 2018. He loved God, family, friends and teaching, both in his career and at church. He was preceded in death by his father & mother, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Grigsby; his son, Allan Houston Grigsby; brothers William Lewis Grigsby, Walter Dean Grigsby and Claude Arthur Grigsby and sister, Shurley Ellen Grigsby. Don is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Cordelia Houston Grigsby; daughters, Karin Grigsby Goodwin (Craig) and Carol Grigsby and grandchildren, Andrew and Abigail Goodwin. Don graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1952 and from Central Missouri State University in 1956. He earned his Masters and PhD degrees in education from UCLA and USC. During his 32 year tenure in education he primarily taught in the education department at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Pallbearers are: Mike Grigsby, Rob Alford, Ron Alford, Craig Goodwin, Andrew Goodwin and Brian Goodwin. The family will receive friends at Vestavia Hills Baptist Church on Sunday, September 9th, 2018 beginning at 1 pm, with a service following at 2 pm. There will be a private family graveside service following at Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to Vestavia Hills Baptist Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, September 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, September 9, 2018

Donald L Grigsby

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