OBITUARY: Earl Franklin (Bud) Grubbs Jr.


Mr. Earl Franklin (Bud) Grubbs Jr., age 82 of Lebanon passed away at Vanderbilt University Hospital on Saturday, January 21, 2023.

He was the son of the late Earl F. Grubbs, Sr. and Rosa Lee Hyle Grubbs of Columbia.

Bud grew up in Columbia, attended University of Tennessee Knoxville, and retired from Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. in Lebanon. Bud and his wife Nancy enjoyed attending Fairview Church and participating in the Lebanon Senior Citizen Center activities including country dancing where they met. He was an avid tournament bass fisherman and former member of the Cedar City Bassmasters Club. He was recently preceded in death by his loving son Steven D. Grubbs of Missouri.

He is survived by his wife Nancy, his son Earl F. Grubbs, III and his wife Lisa and their daughter of Murfreesboro, his daughter Bethany Ann Sullivan and her 2 sons and daughter of Mt. Juliet, granddaughter Rosalee Grubbs of Missouri, and his sister Sandra Grubbs of Columbia. He is also survived by Nancy’s children Cindy Lawson and Vikki Heydel and Nancy’s 3 grandsons, a granddaughter, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service for Mr. Earl Franklin (Bud) Grubbs Jr. was 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at Oakes & Nichols Funeral Home in Columbia with Bro. Vince Greer officiating. Interment Polk Memorial Gardens. Visitation at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon on Tuesday from 2:00 – 4:00 P.M. and at Oakes & Nichols on Wednesday from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M.

Pallbearers: Braden & Jared Sullivan, Stephen & Christopher Vick, Enrique & Antonio Ponce.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142


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