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OBITUARY

Dick Grob

May 17, 1939April 22, 2020
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Richard “Dick” Grob, long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on April 22, 2020 at home with family.

He was born May 17, 1939 in Sandusky, Ohio, to Richard and Dorothy Grob.

After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Dick joined both the Police and Sherriff’s Academies. His career in law enforcement went on to span more than 10 years and two states (Toledo, Ohio and Palm Springs, California), where he worked as a police officer and sergeant of Vice and Narcotics – some of which involved him going undercover. While working with the Palm Springs Police Department in 1967, Dick provided security for Elvis Presley – a chance event which lead to Dick’s friendship with Elvis until his passing in 1977; this friendship evolved into a fulltime position as his Chief of Security. Dick continued as Director of Estate Operations at Graceland for two more years, and would go on to share his experiences with Elvis through panels and books, which took him all over the world. After Graceland, Dick moved to the Los Angeles, California area and had an illustrious career, including the starting-up and selling of multiple successful business. He eventually went to work for a Fortune 500 company where he attained a TOP SECRET clearance for a number of projects at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. After that, Dick continued into several other endeavors, including the founding of a publishing company and the opening of several medical offices.

Dick is survived by his wife Melissa Grob; his daughter Wendy and her husband Mark Polley; his daughter Diana Grob; his son Richard and his wife Christl Grob; and his eight grandchildren Lindsey, Sean, Erica, Patrick, Ryan, Dana, Andrew, and Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the “Dick Grob TCB Memorial Endowment Fund” at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine – a nonprofit which Dick avidly supported. Camp Sunshine is a retreat for children facing life-threatening illnesses and their families, providing support and recreational activities to promote hope and joy; this camp is available year-round and offered to these families free of charge. The “Dick Grob TCB Memorial Endowment Fund” will sponsor families to attend this camp every year, in perpetuity.

To donate to the endowment, please click here.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/dick-grob-tcb-memorial-endowment-fund/campsunshineatsebago?modified=1

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Jeanne Shine

June 10, 2020

So very sorry to hear. Woke up this very morning and told my husband “guess who I had a dream about?” Of course he asked who. I stated “Grob”. That’s what we referred to him in the group. I decided to google to see how he was doing and saw this obituary. ❤️❤️🙏🙏 I met Grob back in the day when I worked at the DAs office and he was with the Palm Springs Police Department. Lost contact with him when Elvis died. 😞😞 If any of the kids would like some very memorable pics of their dad let me know. Wendy was his little princess and Jr., who was merely a toddler, were his first two shining stars. 🙏🙏❤️❤️😞😞

Dolly Wilson

May 17, 2020

Thinking of you today on your birthday, Dick, and as always, with a grateful heart filled with special memories. God blessed us when he gave you life those many years ago, and Heaven is now richer for your passing.

Jac Riseborough

May 7, 2020

it was a lovely pleasure meeting you and Melissa in Denmark at Memphis Mansion,listening to your stories and outside giving up your free time to talk to us fans. Thank you for all you did. Condolences to your family circle. R.I.P TCB..

Niedja S.

May 5, 2020

We have had the pleasure of knowing Dick and Melissa and share their friendship. Anyone who met him would have a long lasting impression of a man of impeccable character, a professional in everything he's done, a unique sense of humor,a gentle giant in a life well lived. It was our privilege and honor knowing Dick and it is with great sadness that we see his departure. Our hearts are with you dear Melissa, Wendy and Family, Richard and family.

Rainie Doughty

May 5, 2020

I remember Dick coming up to Maine for our Elvis weekend I loved all of the stores he would share with us about his time with Elvis he was a wonderful person and I considered him a great friend I'm so happy that I got to celebrate his 80th birthday with him and Melissa at Camp Sunshine last May RIP my friend love and prayers to Melissa and family

Patsy Andersen-Presley

May 2, 2020

Dick was my very good friend and every time I think of him I smile. He and Mike McGregor Would pull practical jokes on me at every Conversations On Elvis Event! I loved them dearly and still do! I know they are having a wonderful reunion party and Elvis is the leader. RIP, my good friends. See you soon. Love you. Patsy

Lisa Stewart

May 1, 2020

Dick was the BEST and the REAL DEAL! If you didn’t want the truth, don’t ask Dick.
I got to spend a lot it time with him and Melissa this past Elvis Week 2019, and it was the highlight of my whole trip.
I am so happy I could call him friend, and will forever miss him.
Can you imagine the party going on in heaven now?❤️😊

Graham Brown

May 1, 2020

I only had the pleasure of meeting you once Mr Grob, very recently, but will always remember how kind and generous you were with your time. Rest in peace sir x

Vera Van Lew

May 1, 2020

I was fortunate to meet Dick at Graceland one Elvis Week and hear some of his stories. I pray for comfort and peace for his wife and other family members and friends. The old Elvis world is getting smaller but what a honor to meet this great guy who helped take care of our Elvis. TCB and TLC, Vera ( a long time Elvis fan).

Claudia Geßner

May 1, 2020

I first met Dick Grob in Tupelo last June at the Elvis Festival. He was in the same hotel and we went into the elevator together. Which I noticed pleasantly that he caringly and protectively put his hand on the elevator door so that we could go inside safely without the door closing too quickly. He didn’t know us and yet he was so nice to us. He had a big heart of care and protective hands.
A lasting memory for me ✨
I am very sad and happy at the same time that I got to know him last year. God bless you so much Melissa and your family Greetings from Germany, Claudia 🌹

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Biography

Richard “Dick” Grob, long-time resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed away on April 22, 2020 at home with family.

He was born May 17, 1939 in Sandusky, Ohio, to Richard and Dorothy Grob.

After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Dick joined both the Police and Sherriff’s Academies. His career in law enforcement went on to span more than 10 years and two states (Toledo, Ohio and Palm Springs, California), where he worked as a police officer and sergeant of Vice and Narcotics – some of which involved him going undercover. While working with the Palm Springs Police Department in 1967, Dick provided security for Elvis Presley – a chance event which lead to Dick’s friendship with Elvis until his passing in 1977; this friendship evolved into a fulltime position as his Chief of Security. Dick continued as Director of Estate Operations at Graceland for two more years, and would go on to share his experiences with Elvis through panels and books, which took him all over the world. After Graceland, Dick moved to the Los Angeles, California area and had an illustrious career, including the starting-up and selling of multiple successful business. He eventually went to work for a Fortune 500 company where he attained a TOP SECRET clearance for a number of projects at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Nevada Nuclear Test Site. After that, Dick continued into several other endeavors, including the founding of a publishing company and the opening of several medical offices.

Dick is survived by his wife Melissa Grob; his daughter Wendy and her husband Mark Polley; his daughter Diana Grob; his son Richard and his wife Christl Grob; and his eight grandchildren Lindsey, Sean, Erica, Patrick, Ryan, Dana, Andrew, and Lucas.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the “Dick Grob TCB Memorial Endowment Fund” at Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine – a nonprofit which Dick avidly supported. Camp Sunshine is a retreat for children facing life-threatening illnesses and their families, providing support and recreational activities to promote hope and joy; this camp is available year-round and offered to these families free of charge. The “Dick Grob TCB Memorial Endowment Fund” will sponsor families to attend this camp every year, in perpetuity.

To donate to the endowment, please click here.

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/dick-grob-tcb-memorial-endowment-fund/campsunshineatsebago?modified=1