James Grubb

May 27, 1931 - May 27, 2011
James Grubb


James W. Grubb of Wilmington passed away on Friday May 27, 2011 on his 80th birthday at his home with family at his side.

Born in Kingsley, Iowa May 27, 1931 the son of the late George Harrison and Ella Royer Grubb.

Jim was a professor Emeritus at Ohio University from 1964 to 1985, having received his early education from California State University.

He served on active duty in the United States Army with HUMRRO as a research psychologist and was honorably discharged in 1965.

He was active in the Ohio and West Virginia Psychological Associations, as well as the American Psychological Association.

Surviving are his wife Dorothy Dyer Grubb, two daughters Rebecca Grubb and Lizabeth Antonoff, granddaughter Jenny Nicole Woods, brother Earl, and sister Margureite O’Hair.

Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 AM Tuesday May 31, 2011 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. The Reverend Cheryl Walker of the Unitarian Fellowship will officiate. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park. The family will see friends from 10 AM until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington,NC 28403 (910) 791.9099


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  • May 29, 2011
    Larry Wegehaupt says:
    My sympathies to all of you in the family especially Dorothy, Becky, Liz, and Jenny. I will be thinking of you. Love to you all. Larry Wegehaupt

  • May 29, 2011
    The Naglieri Family says:
    We are sorry for your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.

  • May 30, 2011
    Mary Lehtinen says:
    Becky, I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear father. Hold on to your childhood memories and place him now in the merciful heavenly father's hands. I am here for you. I do also extend my sympathies to every family member on the loss of your grandfather, brother, and husband. May God grant you strength and comfort at this time. Mary Lehtinen

  • May 30, 2011
    Jan Allison says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Karl & Sylvia DeKeyser Jan & Craig Allison

  • June 02, 2011
    Debby Shockley says:
    Becky, Liz and Jenny: I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you got to see him before he passed. I wish I could have been there for you but know that my prayers and thoughts are. Love, Debby