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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
noon - 1 p.m.
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Visitation at Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
noon - 1 p.m.
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Cromer “Chummy” Raymond Grubbs, Jr.
Oct 06, 1941 - Feb 26, 2018
Cromer “Chummy” Raymond Grubbs, Jr., passed away on February 26, 2018, at Trinity Elms in Clemmons. He was born on October 6, 1941, in Forsyth County to Cromer R. Grubbs, Sr., and Gladys Shore Grubbs. Chummy graduated from RJ Reynolds High School in 1959 and then graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1963 with a BS in Business Administration. He participated in NROTC and served in the US Navy for two years out of Norfolk, VA, gaining the rank of lieutenant. In June 1965, he joined family at Grubbs Real Estate and Insurance Company. Chummy served on the local Association of Realtors where he was on the Board of Directors and served as VP and President. He was recognized as the 1979 Realtor of the Year and received the 1997 Thomas Lambe Hall of Fame Award. He also served as director of NCAR at the state level where he was awarded the regional Service Award in 1981. Chummy was active in the local Property Management Association and the Independent Insurance Agents of Winston-Salem, receiving Property Manager of the Year and Winston-Salem Insurance Women’s Associate of the Year. He owned and managed Westgate Apartments for over 50 years. Chummy was a member of Messiah Moravian Church for 50 years where he served on boards at both the church and provincial levels, served as an Usher, and served as Youth Fellowship Leader with his wife, Kitty. Chummy enjoyed coaching youth soccer for both his children, Chad and Kathryn, and doing YMCA Indian Guides (Chad) and Indian Princesses (Kathryn). He loved going to Badin Lake to fish and relax. He also enjoyed NASCAR, whether it was going to races or watching races on TV. He loved being a part of the BBQ suppers at church and ushering at Sunrise Service where the ushers were served delicious ham and egg breakfasts at Home Moravian Church.

Chummy is survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathryn (“Kitty”) Motsinger Grubbs; children Chad (Beth) and Kathryn (Brad) Ezzell; grandchildren Banks, Brooklyn, Blakely and Wynn; and nephews Laurie Moore III (Shannon and family), Lee Moore, and Lane Moore (Diana and family). He was preceded in death by his sister Vicki Moore of California.

The family would like to recognize the loyal employees of Westgate Apartments, Danny Crisp and Karen Crisp, for their many years of service. The family is grateful for the care, love and services of the wonderful staff and caregivers of Trinity Elms.

There will be a private graveside service on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Visitation will follow the service from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home, 120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial to: Sunnyside Ministry, 319 Haled Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27127 or a charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
 
 
 
 
Condolences
A. Marie Pettiford Casey
Family of Raymond Grubbs Jr., There are few experiences more difficult than losing a loved one in death; no doubt Mr. Grubbs will be sadly missed by all who knew him. I find comfort in knowing the restoration of life is guaranteed. Jesus spoke of the coming resurrection (John 5:21, 28, 29), was resurrected by his Father and performed many miracles. All such miraculous events, including resurrections, took place on earth giving us a precious glimpse of what is to come.......seeing our loved ones again! (Acts 24:15) Knowing death was not God’s purpose for mankind and his purpose has not changed provides comfort as well. His word is clear, “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces”. (Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4) Until his promises are fulfilled, may Jehovah God continue to bless your family during this difficult time & in the days to come......
 
 
Deborah Eubanks
Although I never met Chummy, I have befriended his wife, Kitty, while attending Women's Wellness and Fitness Center. If he was as wonderful person as his wife, he was a wonderful man. My thoughts will be with Kitty and the family the next few weeks and months while they weather this sad time.
 
 
Rachkel Morton
God will sustain you with his "right hand of righteousness" during this difficult time and through each passing day. Isaiah 41:10 says: "Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness". Isaiah 41:13; I "am grasping your right hand, the One (God) saying to you,...'I will help you'".Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you!
 
 
Lori (Thompson) Stovall
What a wonderful man and neighbor for many years! Our deepest sympathy goes out the the family during this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you on Saturday and in the time you need to heal. Keep your thoughts on all the good memories as I know there many. I myself remember the EVERY Saturday car washings, the immaculate yard work (Kitty did her share), the family evening walks when the kids were small, the birthday party with Babe, the pony, the cookouts on the back patio and so many more! Proverbs 3: 5,6.
 
 
 
 
 
 

         

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