Jack Eldon Grubb Jr., age 49, a resident of Garland, died Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at his home. He was born January 8, 1957, in Wichita, the son of Jack Eldon Grubb Sr. and Marjorie J. Byington Turner. He was originally a diesel mechanic, but later received an Associates Degree in Computer Technology from Washburn University. He then worked for eleven years in the information technology department at the S.R.S. central office in Topeka.
After moving back to the local area, Jack did free-lance computer work in Fort Scott. He was the former director of the Client Rights Organization of Southeast Kansas. In addition to being a talented mechanic, Jack was also a former stock car racer. He enjoyed being outdoors and fishing.
Survivors include two sons, Jack Grubb III, of Pittsburg, and Samuel Q. Grubb, of Fort Scott; two daughters, Trisha Naomi Grubb, of Iowa, and Anna Marie Grubb, Burlington, Kansas; his mother, Marjorie Turner and step-father, James H. Turner, of Fort Scott; his father, Jack E. Grubb Sr.; a sister, Laura Smith-Qualizza, Fulton, Kansas; two brothers, Joel Grubb, Sr., of Radley, Kansas, and James Daniel Grubb, Topeka; two step-brothers, Jeff Turner, of Joplin, and Jimmy Turner, Fort Scott; and maternal grandfather, Wade Robert Byington, of Garland, Kansas. Also surviving are five grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Marie Mae Byington and paternal grandparents, William McKinley and Iva Leora Grubb.
The Rev. Glen Duderstadt will conduct funeral services at 1 p.m., Saturday, September 23, 2006, at Cheney Witt Memorial Chapel. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held Friday evening from 6:30-8 p.m. at Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Jack Grubb Memorial Fund and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be sent to the family at firstname.lastname@example.org.