Ernest Logan Grubbs
June 26, 1917 – October 4, 2019
Ernest Logan Grubbs passed away peacefully at home in Dallas, Texas on Friday, 4 October 2019 at the age of 102.
He was born in Crandall, Texas to Cornelius F. Grubbs and Nora E. Grubbs. He was working as a milkman in Houston, Texas when he heard the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor. He immediately quit his job and enlisted in the U. S. Army. It was his second enlistment, he had been honorably discharged 3 years prior. He served in both the North African and European theaters and was decorated for his service. After leaving the army in 1945, he moved to Dallas where he opened Grubbs Bros. Poultry and Eggs with two of his brothers Don Mike and Nolan and ran the company until he retired in 1988.
He was very active in the Knights of Columbus, serving until just a few years ago as a member of the Color Corps.
Ernest, or Logan, as he was known by many, has one surviving sibling, his brother Nolan.
He is also survived by his wife of 78 years, Mary Catherine Grubbs, daughter-in-law Evelyn Grubbs. daughter Nora C. Grubbs, sons, Dr. Donald W. Grubbs and John R. Grubbs and their spouses Bruce Jean, Tina Grubbs, and Alisha Grubbs. He had 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and 4 step grandchildren. Ernest was predeceased by his eldest son Ernest and second eldest son Ronald, as well as 14 siblings. He was a diehard Texas Rangers and Cowboys fan and was over the moon when the Cowboys presented him with a personalized football jersey at the Tampa Bay game in 2017.
A visitation for Ernest will be held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Calvary Hill Main Mausoleum North Chapel. A rosary will be recited at 12:00 PM with mass of christian burial to follow at Calvary Hill Main Mausolem North Chapel. A committal will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Calvary Hill Cemetery. A reception will be Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Calvary Hill Funeral Home in the Reception Room.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ernest's memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
- Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Rosary Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Committal Thursday, October 10, 2019
- Reception Thursday, October 10, 2019
Ernest Logan Grubbs
October 9, 2019
So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.
Patty (Yetts) Montgomery and family
Annie Thomas Wilkinson
October 6, 2019
How sad I am to hear this news. Ernest and Ronnie are gone, and now Mr. Grubbs. Your family has lived in my heart all these years. I remember how envious I was the day Mr.Grubbs took the boys on the block to his egg business. My brother Sam came back knowing how to candle eggs.
My mother loved getting together with Mrs. Grubbs and Mrs. Linn for lunch and catching up on all the news of our former Miller Avenue families. She always kept me up to date. Johnnie’s and Donnie’s births and Nora’s activities were duly reported.
It was so good to see Mr. Grubbs at my mother’s funeral. He was so delighted to surprise me. My heart is with you—-Annie
October 6, 2019
I am very sorry to hear this sad news. I grew up just a few doors from Mr. & Mrs. Grubbs on Miller Avenue back in the 1950's. I was neighborhood friends with all the Grubbs children and all the neighborhood kids looked up to Logan and Mary Catherine as livelong role models. My mother, Kathryn Linn, Annie Thomas (the Grubbs next door neighbor), Logan and Mary Catherine had a wonderful lunch together at Campisi's a few years back. I know Logan will be missed by his family and friends from decades gone by. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Grubbs family.