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Jacob Curtis “Jake” Grubb Jr.
December 11, 1934 March 12, 2019
Jacob Curtis “Jake” Grubb Jr., 84, New Enterprise, passed away early Tuesday morning, March 12, 2019, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Jacob Curtis Sr. and Elda Mae (Lynn) Grubb. On June 13, 1959, he married Jo Ann K. Roach in Winchester VA, and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2000.
Surviving are a daughter, Stephanie L. (Brian) Musselman of New Enterprise; four sons: Paul Edwin (Sharon) Roach of Indiana, Russell K. (Robin) Grubb of Osterburg, Craig A. (Melanie)Grubb and Scott R. Grubb, both of New Enterprise; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Jan M. Claar of Martinsburg and Sharon E. Jones of rural Hollidaysburg; a brother, Wilfred P. “Bill” of Martinsburg; and his friend and companion of 17 years, Beverly G. Swope of New Enterprise.
He was preceded in death by five brothers: Galen, Byron, Warren “Bob”, Garry, and Roger.
Jake attended Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg. He worked as a self employed over the road truck driver and also drove for Gabler Trucking Inc., Chambersburg with a total of 32 years behind the wheel. He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1952 until 1956, attaining the rank of Sergeant.
Jake was a member of New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, Cove Lions Club, SCRV Camping Club, Southern Cove Power Reunion and the Northern Bedford Senior Citizens Club. He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed camping, hunting and dirt track racing.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2pm, Saturday, April 13, 2019 at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren, Pastor Darwin Steele and Mr. Bryan Baker officiating. Private inurnment will be held at Spring Hope Cemetery, Martinsburg.
Memorial contributions in memory of Jake can be given to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, 3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019.