John Duval Grubbs Jr.


In Loving

John Duval Grubbs Jr.

April 28, 1955 – August 30, 2022

John Duval Grubbs Jr. (J.D.), passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday August 30, 2022, at his home.

J.D. was preceded in death by his parents John Duval Grubbs Sr. and Lucille Davis Grubbs and his best friend Raymond Askew.

J.D. is survived by his wife, Beverly, sons, John Duval Grubbs III, (Julie) and Brian Scott Grubbs (Ashley) and daughters Amy Shifflett (Daniel) and Heather Grubbs (Greg). Six Grandchildren, Davis, Jackson, Aiden, Powell, Johnny, and Briley. Known as Honey, Daddy, PawPaw and Granddaddy. JD loved his family and was so proud of all of his children and grandchildren.

He loved sports. He played football as a child, in high school and then coached youth football on the Colts with Dicky Purcell, Ronnie Fisher and Byron Mehlhaff for years. He loved watching his kids and grandkids play sports and having them visit.

He liked to travel and was looking forward to some trips when Beverly retired.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 1-2pm at Bethany Christian Church, 2402 Bethany Church Rd, Bumpass, VA 23024 with a Celebration of Life to follow at 2pm in the church.  Interment services will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.



  1. Danielle Duggins September 1, 2022 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Please know Jr will be greatly missed. We have always enjoyed his assisting you in your photography. He was such a sweet man! I always enjoyed seeing the projects he created for you and his talent was amazing. I know you miss him dearly. I cannot imagine your heartache but please know that my family and I are here for you! Love – Danielle

  2. Ashley September 1, 2022 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Beverly, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Kay Cheek September 1, 2022 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    JD was a great guy who loved his family and friends. He was full of life and lots of fun to be around. So glad I had the chance to know him and his family and spend time with them. He will be greatly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know him. Bev my heart and love goes out to u and your family.

  4. Bonnie Bryant September 1, 2022 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Beverly, sending you love and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. God will be right there in the midst of your sadness. He promised He would never leave or forsake us. Cling to His promise and all the wonderful memories you have made with JD. Praying for comfort and peace for you and your family.

  5. Jeanna Marshall-Howard September 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm - Reply

    Beverly and family, my thoughts and prayers to each of you. Beverly, JD supported you in so many ways. I thought it was so cool when he made props for you to use with photography. You two were lucky to have each other.

    Knowing JD will awaken and see the face of Jesus brings comfort.
    Love you

  6. DAVID ATKINSON September 2, 2022 at 12:30 am - Reply

    Beverly and family, I was so sad to hear of J D and his passing. I just asked John a couple of weeks ago how all of you were doing. J D was one of the good ones and will really be missed. I am praying for all of you in this trying time. Just know that GOD has you all in his hands and will take care of you. I’m out of town at this time and would be there if I could. Take care and may GOD bless.

  7. Vicki Rearick September 2, 2022 at 3:11 am - Reply

    My deepest sympathy for you all. Prayers for strength during this most difficult time .
    Vicki and Jeff Rearick

  8. Barbara DuVal September 2, 2022 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Beverly and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. JD was a good man with great love for his family and friends. He will be missed; however, his spirit will live on in our hearts.

    May he Rest In Peace.

    With love,

  9. Sandra Lanham Moore September 2, 2022 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of J.D.’s loss. He was a good man. My our fond and favorite memories of him sustain us through this time of loss and sorrow. My prayers go to his family and close friends.

  10. Sherry & Greg Ashley September 2, 2022 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss John, Julie and family. Hold your memories tight and know he will always be watching over you. We will keep you in our prayers. Love, Sherry & Greg Ashley

  11. L Kogle September 2, 2022 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    So sorry to read about your loss, Amy. Sending hugs, prayers and sympathy to you and your family.
    Lin & Jim Kogle

  12. Sarah Hatton September 2, 2022 at 9:15 pm - Reply

    Such a shock of hearing of JD passing.
    He was truly one of the good ones, will be greatky missed for sure.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family..
    Sarah Stephen Joyce and Jt

  13. Pam Fischer September 27, 2022 at 5:07 pm - Reply

    Beverly, Brian & Family,
    On behalf of Coach Mark Fischer’s Family, I am sending each one of you sincere thoughts and loving prayers. Please know that I am always here for you, Beverly. Losing a spouse is like losing half of yourself. Remember, you are never alone. May God wrap His gracious hands around your precious family.

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