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Obituary: Jack Leonard Grigsby

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Jack Leonard Grigsby

Jack Leonard Grigsby

Jack Leonard Grigsby, 81, died Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.

Mr. Grigsby was born on Feb. 1, 1938 in Thompson's Station, the son of Leonard and Annie Lou (Barker) Grigsby. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1955 and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned his B.S. in civil engineering and was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. 

Jack continued his education at Inter American University in Puerto Rico, where he earned his master's degree in civil engineering. He was a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of Retired Federal Employees and the Military Officers Association. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force and Reserves, where he received numerous commendations, including the Air Force Commendation Medal and the Airmen's Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. He retired as a lieutenant colonel, after which he continued his career with the FAA for 35 years.

His survivors include daughters, Mary Jacque Thompson and Susan (Tony) Florence; grandchildren, Lauren Hollis (Casey) Abel, Scott Hollis and Brad Florence; great-granddaughter, Hudson Rose Abel; sister, Judy Hayes; and longtime companion, Nancy Boring.

A Requiem Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Christ the King and All Saints' Anglican Church, located at 3290 Lackland Road in Fort Worth, Texas, where the family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. Interment will be at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. 

Memorials, should friends desire, may be given as donations to the Salvation Army or Meals on Wheels, 5740 Airport Freeway, Haltom City, TX 76117, in lieu of flowers.