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Gary Dale Grindstaff, 64, of Centralia, Missouri, passed away on April 3, 2021.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Harrisburg Lions Club, 120 East Sexton Street, Harrisburg, Missouri, on Saturday, April 10, 2021, from 2pm-6pm.
On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Gary left this earth and has gone fishin’. He is now in a place where he is free of pain and suffering, where there is no such thing as cancer. A place filled with blue skies and crystal blue lakes with no limit on the number, size, or length of crappie he can catch. Trust me, he is in Heaven!
Gary was born on June 7, 1956 to Jessie Carson and Emma Jane (Shipe) Grindstaff.
On June 25, 1977, Gary married the love of his life, Roberta (Robin) Lynn Vogt and they have three children.
Gary retired from Iron Workers Union Local #396 in 2011. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, hunting, golfing, and tinkering in his shop.
He was the resident go-to guy for anything, from telling you how to spell a word or solve a math equation, from fixing your broken reel to repairing your tractor.
He was preceded in death by his father, Jessie Carson Grindstaff; his grandparents, Aubrey and Dorothy Grindstaff, and Tom and Essie Shipe.
Gary was surrounded by the love of many. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Robin Grindstaff; his children: Jessica Marie Norden, (Ryan); Samuel Ross Grindstaff, (Melissa); McKenzie Jade Wanner, (Frank); his grandchildren: Brendan Gray, Aiden and Ava Grindstaff, Carson, Mya, and Elsie Wanner, Hope Norden, and his beloved dog Tess; his mother, Emma and step-father, Kenneth Zimmerman; his brothers: Douglas Wayne Grindstaff, Mikel Lloyd (Cathy) Grindstaff, and Gregory Kirk (Debbie) Grindstaff; his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Linda Vogt; sisters and brothers-in-law Mike and Christi Burwell and Dan and Michelle Vogt; his step-siblings Candace Palmer, Bethany Hall, and Tim Zimmerman and their families; as well as many nieces and nephews whom he held dear to his heart.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Cancer Research Institute
Cancer Research Institute
29 Broadway, Floor 4
New York, NY 10006-3111