Timothy "Tim" W. Grubbs
Timothy “Tim” W. Grubbs, 52, of Riverton, died at 10:53 am, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born February 13, 1960 in Danville, Illinois to Wayne and Henrietta Bateman Grubbs.
Survivors include one daughter, Megan McKean of Riverton; one son, Austin T. Grubbs of Riverton; Mother, Henrietta Grubbs of Danville; one grandchild, Troy McKean; four sisters, Mary Jo (Art) Pepelea of Anderson IN, Jamie Tavine of Springfield, Kathy (Tony) Hanson of Danville and Nancy (Bob) Cowan of Springfield; one brother John (Colleen) Grubbs of Lyle and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
His father and one nephew, Seth Tavine, preceded him in death.
Tim was a member of West Side Christian Church and AFSCME. He worked out at the Fit Club and enjoyed shooting pool and fine cuisine. He was an avid Cardinal fan, enjoyed watching all sports and socializing with family and friends.
He worked for the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services as a Agency Trainer, Deferred Comp Manager and Instructor.
Memorial Gathering: 10am – 12 pm, Friday, August 3, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Memorial Service: 12 pm, Friday, August 3, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Gary Winkleman officiating. Private family entombment will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Robert Tish Cancer Center at Duke University at Raleigh Durham, NC.
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Dear Grubbs Family, I am so sorry to hear of Tim's illness and passing. We went to high school together at Schlarman and he was a wonderful, kind person - always had a smile on his face and doing nice things for people. I lost track of him until one year, our kids were attending zoo camp together at Henson Robinson Zoo and we had a chance to catch up. He spoke so lovingly of his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Iknow he's smiling at you from heaven.
Dear Grubbs Family, I was saddened to hear of Tim's illness and passing. Your family has always had a special place in my heart. The pictures you posted brought back some wonderful memories. You are all in my prayers. Give your Mom a hug from me. Love, Mari Lynn
Dear Austin, Megan and Tim's Family, We are deeply saddened to hear of Tim's passing. We remember Tim through all the swimming at the YMCA. Tim was always kind and genenerous. He was so proud of his children. He always had a smile on his face and eager to help at all those swim meets. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Teresa and Ralph Foster
Dear Austin, Megan & all of Tim's family, We were very saddened to hear of Tim's passing. We knew Tim & the kids through Y swimming. Tim loved & enjoyed his children very much. We knew him to be a kind, gentle, fun loving gentleman & proud father. We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that all of you will be in our thoughts & prayers. The Janes Family, Kent, Ann, Zach, Matt & Kate
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
To all the Grubb Family and friends, We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences. We will remember Tim in our prayers.
My condolences and heart goes out to the entire family. Tim was a very good friend since 4th grade when I first moved to Danville. We grew up at St Paul’s and graduated together at SHS. Seems like Roger, Dan and I were stuck to each other’s hips for all those years. Playing basketball at his house, even in the winter. Our make shift baseball games under the carport at St Paul’s and going to Pizza Inn. I was one of the first guys in the crew to get a car at 16, it was big old 4-door Ford, we called her “Amy”. So we would just go driving around “cruising with Amy”, just to hang out. Coming back from Pizza Inn one night, in a heavy rain storm, the streets were flooded and we were about to cross some railroad tracks. Tim is sitting in the back sit and say’s “hey I wonder how deep this water is”… so he opens the door and water comes gushing into my car, literally filling my floor board. I didn’t think he was ever going to get that door shut, LOL. Tim, I love you man, you will always be in thoughts and memories. Thanks for being my friend during our most impressionable years growing up
I remember all of our classes together at Danville Area Community College. We worked at Voorhees Lumber Mart and ran around together. We were a lot of times interested in the same girl , but Tim with his outstanding charm a, good looks and sense of humor, got the girl many times. We were both Democrats at the time-young and idealistic-and the years sort of turned us conservative and Republican. When we graduated he went down to Southern Illinois University and I went to Northern Illinois University. We touched base a few times and I knew he was working for the State of Illinois . He has a very beautiful family. I am so sorry for all of your losses.
My deepest sympathies!!!!!! Tim always had a smile on his face. Please know my prayers are you.
Dave & Judy Buckman posted on 9/12/12
To Jaime Tavine and All of Her Family, Our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all. You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. May God's blessings and grace be with you through these difficult times.