Joseph Orla Grubbs Jr.

November 20, 1927June 26, 2019

Joseph O. Grubbs Jr., 91, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at San Jose Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville, Florida.

He was a retired quality control supervisor for Anchor Hocking Glass Company and a member of Lake Shore United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.

Survivors include his sons, Raymond E. (wife, Pegi) Grubbs, Joseph L. Grubbs, and Richard A. (wife, Karen) Grubbs; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters-in-law, Doris Chastain, and Arlena Grubbs; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Lois J. Grubbs, his wife of fifty-four years; three brothers, and four sisters.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call at Elm Ridge Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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  • Calling Hours: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service: Wednesday, July 3, 2019


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Thomas Woodard

July 7, 2019

I have known Joe as a member of Lake Shore United Methodist Church, The United Methodist Men of LSUMC, and the P.E.T. Project of Jacksonville, Florida. Many good memories and times enjoying each other's company. I was one of the cooks for our monthly UMM breakfasts, and shared quite a few cups of coffee and plates of scrambled eggs. Joe was a special friend, and a man of great character. I would count it a blessing to have been a member of Joe's family, but I consider it a privilege to have been a friend and to have known him for so long. Sincerest condolences and God's Blessings to your family. Thomas G. (Tom) Woodard

William Kratz

July 5, 2019

To the family and friends of Joe I would like to extend my sincere condolences for your loss of this fine man. I had the pleasure of working with Joe as a volunteer at a project here in Jacksonville Florida. The project was P.E.T. which was a group of retired individuals who made devices that enable children in foreign countries who either lost their limbs or didn't have use of their legs to be mobile and get around. I met Joe at this project and I found him to be a very nice gentleman. My time with him was short but my fond memories with last forever. I will miss him.
Bill Kratz
Jacksonville, FL