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Bob Grubb

Apr 8th, 1931 - Aug 30th, 2018

Funeral:  1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery


     Bob D. Grubb, age 87, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday night, August 30, 2018, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

     Bob was born April 8, 1931, in Johnsonville, the son of Nelson and Cleo (Pennington) Grubb.  He was united in marriage to Mildred Hilliard on March 4, 1951, in Johnsonville. 

     Bob was owner/operator of Grubb Auto Salvage and Grubb Auto Sales and a member of First Church of God.  He was an avid drag racing enthusiast for many years, winning a number of awards and championships.  He enjoyed mushroom hunting and bowling. 

     He is survived by his wife of 67 years: Mildred Grubb of Flora; 3 children: Ronald Grubb of Effingham, Ronda Bezroukoff of Effingham, and Sandra Karalow of Phoenix, AZ; 1 sister: Geraldine Knight of Mt. Vernon; along with 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and 1 brother: LaVern Grubb.

     A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service.  Richard Artis will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be made to Clay County Cancer Crusaders or American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit


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Glenda Cooper

August 31st

Bob was one of the nicest men I ever met in my life. I remember him coming into the West Y years ago. I will miss him coming into Casey's for his doughnut. May God be with his family at this hard time I'm sure he will be missed.

Terry Igert

August 31st

We are deeply saddened by Bob"s passing! But praise God we will see him again!

Gary and Debbie Perry

August 31st

Sorry for your loss.

Bob Jackson

August 31st

I remember Bob, we were kinda rowdy as youngsters, he was always a good friendd. We had lots of good times together, would tell some , but better not ..

Steve and Nancy Mink

September 1st

Such a good man, I always enjoyed talking to him. Prayers for all who will miss him.

Ron and Barbara Prather

September 1st

We are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Barbara Collins

September 1st

So sorry to hear about Bob. He was such a nice man.

Vicki Mix & Lewis Courtright

September 1st

So sorry to hear of his passing. He was such a nice man.

Jerry and Mary Ellis

September 1st

Bill & Charlene

September 2nd

Keeping the family in prayer.

Bill & Charlene

September 2nd


David E. Stanley

September 2nd

I first saw,and met, Bob Grubb with my Grandfather near Cisne,Ill at his original Salvage Yard when I was probably 12 or 13 years of age. In later years I was a frequent customer of "GRUBBS" the salvage yard in Flora, for years. This man also lent me small amounts of money for my old projects at different times in my life in the 1970's as well. I think,no, I KNOW it would be a sure bet to assume that Bob Grubb has helped a great many people in his life and he has many friends. His drag racing efforts were,and still are, legendary around here and he will be missed immensely by a large group of friends and people whose lives he touched in the course of his.

John Oglesby

September 3rd

Deepest sympathies and condolences to Bob's family. He was a great guy, as good as they get. He will be missed by all of his friends.

Richard Book

September 3rd

I hate to here of Bob's passing he was a life long friend of my family. I can't remember not knowing him if there is anything you need or anything I can do to help in any way let me know Bob was very special man

Mike and Sharon Gray

September 3rd

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Bob was a wonderful man, saw him mornings at McDonald's and we would have a short conversation.

Shawna matchett

September 4th

Sorry to hear of bob passing, he was such a nice man, always enjoyed my taxi rides and conversations with bob. Remember him for years having coffee with my grandfather. I know he will truly be missed by many. RIP Bob

Mike LeMay

September 4th

Bob was a good man and he will be missed a lot. My prayers are with you as you grieve.

Gerri Cosenzo

September 4th

I met Bob through his sister Gerry. He and his Wife Mildred hold a very special place in my heart ! My thoughts and Prayers are with his Family ! Sending much Love...Hugs and Prayers !

Cathy Sledge

September 4th

I am so sorry for your loss. May God wrap you in his loving care.

Steve Callahan

September 5th

I still call the salvage yard Grubbs sometimes out of habit for so many years.I bought a lot of parts and tires there over the years and sometimes if you were a couples dollars short it was no big deal with Bob.Soorry to here of his passing.

Jo Lehman Stine

September 6th

Sorry to hear. Remember all the years that our dad, "Lehman" and Bob bowled together. They had a good time.



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