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Billy W. Grubbs

July 10, 1931 — January 7, 2013

Billy W. Grubbs, 81, of Valdosta died peacefully with his family present on Monday, January 7, 2013 at his residence following a short illness. He was born on July 10, 1031 in Perry, Florida to the late William and Lucille Grubbs. He was the first of 10 children and attended the Taylor County School System. He entered military service at the age of 19 and served in the United States Navy as a Com/Sat Crewman aboard the USS Yorktown. Following his military service, Mr. Grubbs attended the University of Florida where he met and married Theresa Peterson on June 16, 1956. Mr. Grubbs enjoyed 30 years of service to Moody Air Force Base as an Aviation Electrician from February 1956 until his retirement in August 1986 where he worked on the T-33, F-89, F-86, F-94, T-38, and the T-37. Mr. Grubbs enjoyed spending time with his children and family, hunting with the Withlacoochee Hunting Club, fishing (salt and fresh water), and camping. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW, Lowndes Touchdown Club, and the Lowndes Band Boosters.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Theresa Grubbs of Valdosta; two daughters, Cynthia Ann Rowland of Lake Park, and Jennifer Louise Burns and her partner, Dr. Mark Johnson of Atlanta; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James David Grubbs of Valdosta, and Jeffrey Austin and Teresa Grubbs of Warner Robins; five grandchildren, Scott Rowland of Valdosta, Austin Grubbs of Warner Robins, Alyson Burns of Charleston, South Carolina, Emily Burns of Atlanta and Emerald Gordon of Warner Robins; two great-granddaughters, Hannah and Bayleigh Rowland of Lake Park; a brother, Herbert Grubbs; sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Norman Shaw; brother and sister-in-law, Louie and Eleanor Grubbs; brother, Tom Grubbs all of Perry, Florida; sister, Dorothy Grubbs Reaves of Thomasville; sister-in-law, Sarah Grubbs of Shady Grove, Florida; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Robert, John, Rufus, and Jerry Grubbs; parents-in-law, Carl M. and Margaret A. Peterson, and a sister-in-law, Joyce Grubbs.

Services for Billy W. Grubbs will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Chaplain Creston Hulett officiating. The burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donation may be made to Langdale Hospice House. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at Carson McLane.

Funeral Home:
Carson McLane Funeral Home
2215 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA
US 31602

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