Charles W. Grubb, 86, a life-long resident of Millerstown, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at his home. Fondly known as ”Chuckles” to his friends, he is simply “Uncle Bill” to his many nieces and nephews. Chuckles was a 1954 graduate of Greenwood Joint High School. Before retiring, he was employed as a typesetter for the Millerstown Printing Press and Perry Printing.He was a member of the Millerstown United Methodist Church and sang tenor in the church choir with great joy for many years, always requesting to sing his favorite, “Victory in Jesus”.
He was a life member of Millerstown LOOM 925 where he held several offices including three-term Governor, and was a member of the former Millerstown VFW. An avid baseball fan who enthusiastically served as a coach and umpire in his younger days, Chuckles seldom missed a home game of the Greenwood teams, always cheering on the team members and coaches by name.
Chuckles was most proud of the privilege of serving the Millerstown community as Santa Claus for 45 years. Retiring in 2000, he had many entertaining stories of his experiences with young and old believers to share.
A friend to everyone, he thoroughly enjoyed his neighbors and visits to all the town establishments and ball fields where he might share a silly joke or just talk, no matter the topic. In his later years, he was often seen rolling around Millerstown on his scooter, sporting suspenders and one of his many religious ballcaps of the day. Quick with a smile for everyone, many of his mornings were spent socializing at the local Cafe. He enjoyed playing Uno and board games with special friends and, most recently, singing favorite old hymns with a visiting chaplain.
Chuckles knew and believed wholeheartedly he was blessed to have an extended network of family, friends, neighbors, caregivers, church family and community volunteers who truly cared for and kept in touch with him.
The son of Charles G. Grubb and Eva E. Meloy Grubb, Chuckles is survived by one sister, S. Jane Baughman, of Tennessee. He was predeceased by brothers Russell and Paul Grubb. Also sisters Pauline Reed, Flossie Grubb, Florence Christina Grubb, Betty Grubb, Evelyn Grubb, Shirley Grubb, Fay Swanger, Dorothy Hoffman, Anna Yohn, and nephew Ronald Grubb. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews all dear to his heart and special neighbors whom he lovingly considered his bonus family, Sharon Shirey and Emily Crater, along with four-legged best friends Taffy and Tigger.
Services will be held Friday, November 6, 2020, at Millerstown United Methodist Church on High Street. 10-11am viewing, 11am service, followed by interment at Riverview Cemetery, Millerstown. Please follow Covid guidelines.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Millerstown Ambulance Association whose members faithfully answered his calls at all
hours day or night.