Cornelius Grubbs was born in Chilesville, Oklahoma on September 28, 1942. Cornelius was the fifth (5th) of six children born to Frank and Lela Tease Grubbs.
Cornelius received his formal education at Boley High School. After high school, Cornelius was drafted to serve in the United States Army. Once he returned from serving his country, he relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Following his military service Cornelius became gainfully employed with Tulsa Winch, as a machinist for 46 years until his retirement.
Cornelius was united in holy matrimony to Ewanda Billingsley soon after returning from the Vietnam War. To this union they were blessed with two children, Coretta and Jerome Grubbs.
Cornelius accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at New Hope Baptist Church in Boley, Oklahoma. He relocated to Tulsa and joined Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He reaffirmed his faith in Christ during his later years at Mt Carmel Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon until his passing.
Cornelius was affectionately known throughout the family as “Neet”. He genuinely enjoyed all life had to offer. He had a sense of humor, heart of gold, and passion for family and friends. He was a trusted and supportive dad, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend.
Cornelius enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially football. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming. He was an avid gardener sharing his crops with neighbors, family and friends. However, his true passion was tending to his cattle and horses in Boley on the family acreage.
Cornelius loved spending time with his sisters and laughing at their reactions to his antics. He also thoroughly enjoyed traveling with his sisters on their yearly trips to Las Vegas as well as the Biennial family reunions throughout the country.
On January 23, 2020 God called Cornelius home. He was preceded in death by his brother, Cornell Grubbs, his parents Frank and Lela Grubbs, sisters, Ermeline Taylor and Wilma Harris. He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter, Coretta Grubbs, Tulsa, OK, his son, Jerome Grubbs, Broken Arrow, OK, sisters, Doris Grubbs, Tulsa, OK, Frankie Cooper, Tulsa, OK, two grandchildren, Marquis Grubbs and Keyaira Grubbs, and five great-grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and other relatives.
Funeral Services for Mr. Cornelius Grubbs 77, of Tulsa, Oklahoma will be 10:00AM Saturday Mt. Carmel Baptist Church 2307 N. Utica Ave Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106 with Senior Pastor Michael Jackson, Eulogist.
Burial will follow in East Lawn Cemetery, Boley, Oklahoma. “Visitation will be Friday January 31, 2020 4:00PM til 8:00PM Butler-Stumpff & Dyer Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104.
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