November 10, 1932 - May 17, 2021
Jerry Elam Grigsby, 88, of Dallas, Texas passed away 17 May 2021 in Dallas, Texas.
Jerry was born on November 10, 1932 in Paris, Texas to the late Guy C. and Gladys (Hathaway) Grigsby. On June 4, 1955, Jerry married Margaret Jane Odom of Paris, Texas.
Jerry was an electrical engineer at E-Systems for 35 years. Jerry loved cars; both repairing and restoring. He volunteered at Baylor of Garland, the Lake Highlands neighborhood watch, the Dallas Arboretum, as a Troup #884 Boy Scout Leader, and various volunteer work at the churches he attended with 1st Methodist, Garland being his current church. He was an avid sports fan of the local Dallas teams.
Jerry served in the Navy during the Korean War helping keep the Navy motor vehicles running from his station in Grand Prairie, Texas. Jerry was a patriot and loved his country.
Jerry was very proud of his entire family. He is survived by his wife, Jane Grigsby; brother and sister-in-law: Edwin and Barbara Grigsby; children: Scott Grigsby, Russell Grigsby, Richard Grigsby, David Grigsby, Mike Grigsby, and Lisa Mitchell; his children’s spouses: Shirley Grigsby, Gina Grigsby, Julie Long, and Julie Grigsby; his grandchildren: Laura & Stuart Taylor, Brad & Kalie Grigsby, Bethany & Taylor McCrory, Austin Grigsby, Christopher Grigsby, Madison Grigsby, Meredithe Grigsby, Ashley & Nick Long, Daniel Grigsby, Preston Grigsby, Casey Grigsby, Megan Grigsby, Colin Grigsby, Suni Mitchell, Anna Mitchell, and Sam Mitchell; and his great grandchildren: Glynn Taylor, Patrick Taylor, Joshua Taylor, Landon Grigsby, Levi Grigsby, Elle Grigsby, Evey McCrory, Caleb McCrory, Eden McCrory, Trippton Long, Carter Long, Jacob Mitchell, Jaden Magill, and Caspian Mitchell. Jerry was preceded in death by his grandson Jeremy Mitchell.
The funeral services will be held at Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, 3901 North Star Road, Richardson, Texas 75082 on June 17th at 10:30 a.m. CST. Service will be led by Andy Odom, lead pastor and nephew of Jane and Jerry Grigsby.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Boy Scout Troop 57, c/o FUMC Garland, 801 W. Ave B, Garland, Texas 75040 (please add in Memo: Jerry Grigsby Memorial) or to Metro Family Ministries, Inc, c/o Darrell Lancaster, 3609 Tulane Way, Garland, Texas 75043.