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 the owner/operator of Grubb 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.