Edgar Grandberry Jr.


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Posted Online: July 02, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Funeral services for Edgar Grandberry Jr., 73, of Rock Island, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Macedonia Baptist Church, 2512 9th St., Rock Island, with Pastor Farrell officiating.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery, Davenport. Orr's Mortuary, Rock Island, is assisting the family with arrangements.
He departed this life on Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home.
He was born July 31, 1940, in Eads, Tenn., son of Edgar and Arline Grant Grandberry Sr. He married Shirley A. Lee on June 9, 1993, in Rock Island.
In 1992 he retired from John Deere.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; daughters, Charlotte Grandberry, Merilyn Grandberry, Torrance, Calif., Jessica (Major) Lewis, Davenport, Latira Lee and Sheena Grandberry, Rock Island; sons, Dwight Grandberry, Torrance, Rendell (Angela) Lee, Rock Island, Terrell Morrow, Davenport, and Eddie Grandberry, Rock Island; sisters, Juanita Donaldson, Rock Island, Emma Jean (Epson) Cunningham, Detroit, Mich., Annie Mae (Thomas) Hester, Detroit, Georgia Grandberry, Rock Island, Arline (Earl) Moore, Eads; brothers, Sam Grandberry and Clerone (Ruby) Grandberry, Rock Island, and Ray Charles Grandberry, Memphis, Tenn.; and 22 grandchildren.
Online condolences may be left for the family at orrsmortuary.com.














 



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