October 16, 1919 ~ August 19, 2007
LINDEN Services for Mance D. Grubbs, 87, of Linden will be Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Linden. Burial will be in Linden Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis-Schindler Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 21, 2007 from 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Mr. Grubbs was born October 16, 1919 in Linden to Clarence and Pearl Emma Harris Grubbs and passed away Sunday, August 19, 2007 in a Linden hospital. He was a 1939 graduate of Linden High School and after graduation he enlisted in the US Marine Corp where he served for 20 years. He completed basic training at San Diego, CA. During World War II, Mr. Grubbs served in the Samoan Islands as Chief of Range Section with the 2nd Marine Brigade, and served on Midway Island. During the Korean conflict, he participated in the assault and seizure of Inchon, Korea, and the capture and securing of Seoul. Also, he participated in the Wonsan-Hungnam-Chosin Campaign in North Korea, and in operations against enemy forces in South and Central Korea. Returning to the States, he served at Quantico, VA, as an instructor for ordnance school and as Fire Control Equipment Repair officer. He worked with Northrop Aircraft Co. in Anaheim, CA, in Range Finder and Fire Control Course. Other duty assignments took him to Hawaii. He retired in 1959 and returned to Linden where he received a BS degree from East Texas Baptist College and an M.Ed. from Sam Houston State University. He was a retired teacher and principal with the Linden-Kildare CISD, retiring in 1981 after 22 years of service, served as President of Grover G. Stanford Oil Co. of Jackson Mississippi; was a member of Linden Lodge 192, Scottish Rite 32nd degree, Cass County Retired Teachers Association, the American Legion, and was a deacon of First Baptist Church, Linden. He was a life member of the Retired Officers Association, National Association for Uniformed Services, United States Marine Corps Mustang Association, First Marine Division Association, 2nd Marine Division Association, and 3rd Marine Division Association, and charter member USMC Defense Battalions. Survivors include his wife, Faye Jones Grubbs of Linden; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Sam Grubbs of Mt. Pleasant, Jerry and Sharon Grubbs of Forney; one daughter, Ann Grubbs of Linden; one brother, Horace Grubbs of Linden; four grandchildren, Lisa Slaughter of Mesquite, Leann Stark of Keller, John Grubbs of Forney, and Alex Grubbs of Mt. Pleasant; and two great grandchildren, Jordan Kolhoff and Emily Stark of Keller. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and one grandson.