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Grigsby, Jerry E.

November 10, 1932 –
 May 17, 2021

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Jerry Elam Grigsby, 88, of Dallas, Texas passed away 17 May 2021 in Dallas, Texas.

Jerry was born on November 10, 1932 in Paris, Texas to the late Guy C. and Gladys (Hathaway) Grigsby. On June 4, 1955, Jerry married Margaret Jane Odom of Paris, Texas.

Jerry was an electrical engineer at E-Systems for 35 years. Jerry loved cars; both repairing and restoring.  He volunteered at Baylor of Garland, the Lake Highlands neighborhood watch, the Dallas Arboretum, as a Troup #884 Boy Scout Leader, and various volunteer work at the churches he attended with 1st Methodist, Garland being his current church.  He was an avid sports fan of the local Dallas teams.

Jerry served in the Navy during the Korean War helping keep the Navy motor vehicles running from his station in Grand Prairie, Texas. Jerry was a patriot and loved his country.

Jerry was very proud of his entire family.  He is survived by his wife, Jane Grigsby; brother and sister-in-law: Edwin and Barbara Grigsby; children: Scott Grigsby, Russell Grigsby, Richard Grigsby, David Grigsby, Mike Grigsby, and Lisa Mitchell; his children’s spouses: Shirley Grigsby, Gina Grigsby, Julie Long, and Julie Grigsby; his grandchildren: Laura & Stuart Taylor, Brad & Kalie Grigsby, Bethany & Taylor McCrory, Austin Grigsby, Christopher Grigsby, Madison Grigsby, Meredithe Grigsby, Ashley & Nick Long, Daniel Grigsby, Preston Grigsby, Casey Grigsby, Megan Grigsby, Colin Grigsby, Suni Mitchell, Anna Mitchell, and Sam Mitchell; and his great grandchildren: Glynn Taylor, Patrick Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Landon Grigsby, Levi Grigsby, Elle Grigsby, Evey McCrory, Caleb McCrory, Eden McCrory, Trippton Long, Carter Long, Jacob Mitchell, Jaden Magill, and Caspian Mitchell. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandson Jeremy Mitchell.

The funeral services will be held at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, 3901 North Star Road, Richardson, Texas 75082 on June 17th at 10:30 a.m. CST.  Service will be led by Andy Odom, lead pastor and nephew of Jane and Jerry Grigsby.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Boy Scout Troop 57, c/o FUMC Garland, 801 W. Ave B, Garland, Texas 75040 (please add in Memo: Jerry Grigsby Memorial) or to Metro Family Ministries, Inc, c/o Darrell Lancaster, 3609 Tulane Way, Garland, Texas 75043.

12 Thoughts on Grigsby, Jerry E.
    Judy Williams
    20 May 2021
    2:34pm

    All my love for the family of a wonderful man.

    Howard Killingsworth
    20 May 2021
    2:53pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with the family during this time of sorrow.

    Howard & Valeria

    Dennis Keenan
    20 May 2021
    4:02pm

    So Sorry for your Loss Richard may your Father Rest In Peace with the Lord.

    Pat Cody
    20 May 2021
    4:44pm

    Jane my thoughts , love and prayers are with you and your family as you go this darkest of times. May you feel God’s presence in the ling days ahead. I love you.

    Nina Walker
    20 May 2021
    5:06pm

    Dearest Jane, I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tom Ross
    20 May 2021
    5:10pm

    To the family please accept my sympathy at your loss.

    Janeen Chattaway
    20 May 2021
    5:28pm

    Jane, I’m so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories comfort you.

    Tamara Bailey
    20 May 2021
    8:35pm

    Jerry was a great man whose family meant the world to him. I’m very blessed to have known him for so many years. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

    Phil Ziegelbaum
    21 May 2021
    6:04pm

    Jerry was a nice guy who was no nonsense and a good sense of humor. I enjoyed talking to him at work and hearing about his others fascinating interests. My sympathies to his family.

    24 May 2021
    11:43am

    Terry Parsons

    May 24, 2021

    Jerry was a wonderful person and good worker. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in the difficult time.

    Gerard Schlak
    26 May 2021
    11:08am

    Jerry was a valued colleague and a treasured friend. There was nothing that would break or stop working in my home that he could not tell me exactly how to fix it. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

    Tonya Simmons
    28 May 2021
    4:04pm

    Mrs. Grigsby, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so happy I was able to be his home health nurse and take care of him for a little while. He always brightened my day with his sense of humor. Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Tonya Simmons, CCYoung Home Health

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