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Cw3 Dean Grigsby, Army (Ret)

May 10, 1935 — March 10, 2023

A visitation for CW3 Edward "Dean" Grigsby, ARMY (Ret), age 87, of Clarksville, TN, will be Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Sykes Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest alongside his wife of 67 years, Janice Grigsby, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West in a private service.

Dean was born on May 10, 1935, in Posey County, IN, to Lilburn and Georgia Marie Grigsby. He passed away on March 10, 2023. Dean retired from the United States Army after 22 years of service and retired a second time from the US Federal Civil Service after 30+ years. He served in Korea, Vietnam, and Germany; and was a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Dean was an ordained deacon and a member of Excel Baptist Church. He enjoyed woodworking, riding motorcycles, teaching motorcycle safety courses, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Dean is preceded in death by his daughter, Stacey Stutts and sister, Helen Kaye Winstead. He is survived by his daughters, Diane (Greg) Berty and Mickie (Gary) McFadden; Erling (Kristin) Espelid who was like a son to him; grandchildren: Timothy (Blair) Berty, Magan (Derek) Gaddis, Michael (Jessica) McFadden, and Emily Stutts; and 8 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Sykes Funeral Home & Crematory

424 Franklin St, Clarksville, TN 37040

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