James R. Grubb Jr.

Born: Sat., Nov. 18, 1939
Died: Mon., Jan. 11, 2021


Private services will be held.


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James R. Grubb Jr., 81, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, daughters and grandchildren at his home in Angola, Indiana on Monday, January 11, 2021.

He was born on November 18, 1939 in Cripple Creek, Virginia to James R. and Hilda Grubb.

After high school, James graduated from Milligan College, Milligan, Tennessee with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  

James was a Freight Operations Manager at Consolidated Freight Ways in Fremont, Indiana before he retired.

He was attended Christ Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

James enjoyed fishing, trains and watching Western movies.  He also liked Atz’s Ice Cream and attending his grandchildren’s events.  Most of all he loved his family.  He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather.

Surviving are his loving wife, Nancy L. Grubb of Angola, Indiana; daughters, Boni (David) Stewart of London, Ohio and Jackie (Bryan) Siders of Angola; step-son, Andrew (Amy) Schmitz of Fort Wayne, Indiana and step-daughter, Brooke (Eric) Todd of Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Also surviving are his four grandchildren, Jessica Stewart, Hannah Siders, Gabrielle Stewart and Nathaniel Siders and 5 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bayne “Doc” Grubb.

Private memorial services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association, to the Angola Fire Department or to Heartland Hospice.


Charitable donations may be made in James's memory to the following organizations:

Angola Fire Department

Heartland Hospice
1315 Directors Row, Fort Wayne IN 46808

Parkinson's Association

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julian and Joann Fisher
   Posted Wed January 13, 2021
Always my best friend. We will never forget him. A heck of a nice guy. Sure will miss him

Gregory Denkins
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Condolences to the Grubb family. Jimmy Grubb was one of the good guys.
We lost a good man!

Dave & Kathy Bruns
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Nancy and family, We were saddened to hear about Jim's passing. He was good man, had a great sense of humor, was all about doing the "right thing" and getting the job done. He was a great asset to the Pine Canyon Lake Association when we started it and over the years. I enjoyed seeing Jim riding on his golf cart with his dog and talking with him. He will be missed, but as a man of God we know it is not good bye, but merely we will see you later! With deepest sympathy! May God bless, Dave & Kathy Bruns

Marsha & Larry Beck
   Posted Fri January 15, 2021
Dear Nancy and family,
I considered Jim a great friend. He loved his wife, daughters and the family. He taught me how to make the best peanut brittle, build and use a spud gun, not to wake up Molly's puppies or I had to take them all home with me and a Kentucky brake. Jim did things the right way and would help fix things and stand up for friends. Jim will be missed. God has another good man.
Blessings, Larry and Marsha Beck58

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