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Cecil Wayne Grigg, 64 years, passed to heaven on Oct. 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Mo., with his family by his side from a 10 year battle with cancer.
Wayne was born July 1, 1948 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Dewey Cecil and Francis Christine (Huff) Grigg. He graduated from Ava High School, Ava, Mo.
Wayne was a resident of the Bradleyville community for many years. On April 24, 1973 Wayne and Donna Hurst were united in marriage in Harrison, Ark.
Wayne was a carpenter for Kraft Foods in Springfield, Mo., for 29 years. He was a Navy veteran and served in the Vietnam War. Wayne was a member of the Church of Christ in Forsyth, Mo.
Wayne loved playing football as a fullback for the Ava High School Bears. Some of his hobbies were woodworking, farm work and playing solitaire on his computer. He also loved his donkey, Daisy. Most of all Wayne loved being with all his family.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, a half brother, Charles R. Fulton and a nephew Nathan Clark.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Donna Grigg, Bradleyville, Mo.; two daughters, Evelyn Cannon and husband, Pat, Ozark, Mo., and Rhonda Kaye Grigg and friend, Greg Smoot, Bradleyville, Mo.; two grandchildren, Tyler Gimlin and Amanda Gimlin; one brother and wife, Michael and June Grigg and one sister and husband, Suzanne and Allen Clark, all of Ava, Mo.; mother and father-in-law, Ray and Bonnie Hurst, Bradleyville, Mo.; sister-in-law and husband, Becky and Terry Pitts, Ava, Mo.; special nephew, Brian Hurst, other nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Patterson Cemetery, Bradleyville, Mo., with full military honors by Douglas County American Legion Post 112. Visitation was Friday, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating was Carl Herndon. Memorials may be made to Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn., or American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.