James Grigsby

James Grigsby

Sunday, April 18th, 1943 - Thursday, August 6th, 2020
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James Oneal Grigsby
April 18, 1943—August 6, 2020

James Oneal Grigsby, 77, of Stephenville, passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2020, in Fort Worth.

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James was born on April 18, 1943, in Palo Pinto, Texas to the late George and Clara Stockstill Grigsby. He graduated Valedictorian from Gordon High School in 1960. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Health and Physical Education. James married Jo Beth Ezell on August 18, 1984 in Strawn. He taught Science, History, Health and Physical Education at high school level, coached varsity athletics in the Gordon ISD and Strawn ISD. James was a member of the Cowboy Church of Erath County, and has spent the past 31 years in Stephenville.

Other than God and his family, James had 2 great loves; the love of baseball and the love of animals. He loved attending his grandchildren’s events and especially liked watching them play sports.

James is survived by his wife, Jo; sister, Nelva and husband David Drake of Gordon; son, Glen and his significant other Jessie Gagnon of Plano; daughter, Jennifer and husband Joe Fails of Comanche; and four grandchildren, Connor, Paisley, Parker, and Lennox Fails

Besides his parents, James was preceded in death by a brother, George Grigsby; and a sister, Patsy Bond.

Memorials may be sent in his name to:
Cowboy Church of Erath County, 4895 US Hwy 67, Stephenville, TX 76401
Erath County Humane Society, 891 East Rd, Stephenville, Tx 76401
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Donald Elkins

Posted at 05:49pm
I remember James singing Mack the Knife out on the school grounds. I don't know if he was just visiting or still in school at that time. Strange the things you remember about someone. R.I.P.

Jack Martin

Posted at 12:21am
Everyone in high school in the early 60`s at Gordon would greet each other by saying Mow Wink. Heard James say it many times. I never knew what it meant. I don`t think anyone did. Lots of great memories of James. R.I.P

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