Kelley D. Grubbs, 88, of Monticello, passed away on January 14, 2019, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
He was born on December 28, 1930, in Possum Valley (Drew County) to the late Nat Grubbs and Ida Bell Knowles Grubbs.
He was a self-employed businessman, United States Air Force veteran and a member of the First United Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Rose Curry Grubbs; a granddaughter, Madeline Grubbs; brothers Travis, Russell, and Keith Grubbs; and sisters Carolyn Grubbs Hancock and Amine Grubbs Deal.
Survivors include one daughter, Roselyn Busby and husband Bill of Monticello; one son, Nat Grubbs and wife Traci of Monticello; one brother, Calvin Grubbs and wife Audie Mae of Garland, Texas; four grandchildren, Kelli Busby Chandler and husband Colin of The Woodlands, Texas; William Busby and wife Katelyn of Monticello; Meredith Grubbs McKelvy and husband Philip of Little Rock; Emily Grubbs of Starkville, Mississippi; and four great grandchildren, Rory, Rose and Elizabeth Jane Chandler, and Henry Busby. He also enjoyed the dear friendship of Ms. Jane Thomasson.
He spent most of his 88 years doing work, telling tales, and cracking jokes. He will be missed.
A funeral will be held on Thursday, January 17, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Family visitation will be held one hour before the service.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Monticello.