Charles Wayne Grigsby, 64, of Timpson, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 21, 2021 surrounded by loved ones, in Timpson, Texas. He was born on February 3, 1957, in Marlow, Oklahoma, to John Grover Grigsby and Delliah Louise (Smith) Grigsby. Memorial service will be at 11AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church, FM 1970S, Timpson, Texas, 75975, with Bro. Calvin Gould officiating.
Visitation will be held prior to service beginning at 10AM until service time on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.
Charles grew up moving frequently while his father was a tank builder and his jobs often required him moving. His family settled in Garrison, Texas when Charles was a teenager. He attended and graduated from Garrison High School Class of 1975. He married the love of his life, Kathy Magness, on October 23, 1976, and the two have spent over 44 years together. They raised two wonderful children in Timpson, John and Andrea. He spent many years coal mining before his retirement in 2013. Charles was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He loved the Lord and served as a Deacon for many years at New Columbia Missionary Baptist Church. Charles certainly made sure the pastor’s needs were met, would teach when needed, and was very helpful during all times. He was a devoted member of Garrison Masonic Lodge 670 and Timpson Masonic Lodge 437, having served as Past Master and most positions at each Lodge. Charles was also a member of Panola County Shrine Club. He has served as past President of the Panola Shrine. Charles was very proud of the group’s support of the Shriner Hospital for Children in Shreveport, Louisiana. In his spare time, after serving others, Charles enjoyed fishing, hunting, and enjoying time outdoors. He loved spending time with his family in Oklahoma, and especially spending time with his grandchildren whom he loved immensely. Charles always enjoyed any old classic show on television, like MASH.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Grigsby; son, John Frederick Grigsby and wife Amber; daughter, Andrea Ruth Grigsby; mother, Delliah Louise Grigsby; sisters, Delores Auvil and husband Carl, Pattie Jennings and husband Dennis; grandchildren, Alexis Annette Grigsby; Madison McKinna Grigsby; Taylor Tinsley Grigsby; and a host of family and friends that will miss him dearly.
Charles is preceded in death by his father, John Grover Grigsby.
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