June 17, 2014

Obituary- Grigg

June 17, 2014

PRYOR, OK — Bert Monroe Grigg was born March 23, 1919, in Middleton, Ark., to Monroe H. Grigg and Theodora E. Grigg. He died June 11.

Grigg and his family moved to the Salina area when he was four years old. He attended Boatman Grade School through the fifth grade and Salina School for sixth grade through high school. He graduated from high school in 1938. While attending high school, Bert met Eva Louise Jones and they were married on Nov. 17, 1940.

Grigg attended a college held in the Pryor High School building for one year in 1939 and attended Northeastern University at Tahlequah in 1940 and 1941. He was employed by Douglas Aircraft prior to World War II. He served in the Army in the Asian Pacific Theater Operation and was discharged Nov. 27, 1946. He then went to work for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 1948 as a State Trooper. During that time, he attended Tulsa University College of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1955. He practiced law in the Tulsa area for over 50 years.

He never forgot his roots, he was always a farm boy at heart. He raised cattle and had farming interests in both Mayes and Tulsa counties. He was a Mason and had been for over 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Eva, his parents Monroe and Theodora Grigg, infant son Gregory Grigg, sisters Ora Bewley, Essie Meadows, Artie Thornton, and Vergie Craig, brothers Ray Grigg and Earl Grigg.

He is survived by children Ronald Grigg and Beverly Robertson; grandchildren Jonna Reynolds, Ashley Dean White, Robert Grigg, David Grigg and Carrie House; six great-grandchilren, David Earl Grigg, Dylan Grigg, Reid Grigg, Robert Michael Grigg, Zoe McCabe and Jackson House, sisters Bonnie Day and Retta Crawford.

Grigg was beloved by many and will be greatly missed by his many friends, family members and fishing buddies. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those who needed him and always ready to help with any legal question. His word was his bond and a wonderful example of what a honorable man should be.

A celebration of his life will be  June 16, 1 p.m. at Moore’s Eastlawn Funeral

Home, 1908 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa. Burial will be a Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow, www.moorefuneral.com  918-622-1155

 

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