DEXTER -- Johnny Gilbert Earl Grubbs, 87, died Feb. 29, 2008, at his home.
Born July 26, 1920, in Essex, to the late Callie and Pearl Ellis Grubbs, he attended Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church. A former carpet layer for 23 years with Morgan Furniture in Dexter, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
On Dec. 20, 1944, in Piggott, Ark., he married Mildred Edge, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: five sons, Farrell Grubbs of Puxico, Darrell Grubbs of Sikeston, Gary Grubbs of Campbell, Keith Grubbs of Dexter and Randy Grubbs of Bloomfield; three daughters, Kathleen Dover, Linda Campbell and Carol Hutchcraft, all of Dexter; one brother, Jake Grubbs of Dexter; and 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Johnny Grubbs; two brothers, Loyd Grubbs and Oakley Grubbs; and three sisters, Theda Reynolds, Edna Williamson and Polly Ross.
Visitation is from 3-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Dean Williams will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.