Jesse Ellsworth Grubbs Sr., 80, passed away January, 16 2021, at home. He was born September 18, 1940, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late Jesse Alfred Grubbs and Katherine Clark Grubbs. He attended St. Philip Apostle Catholic Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife Joann Grubbs; two sons, Tracy and Stacy Grubbs; and four brothers Wayne, Bobby, Joe, and Jimmy.

Survivors include three sons, Jesse Grubbs Jr. and wife Deborah of Las Vegas, Nev., Kevin Grubbs of Claremont, and Cody Grubbs of Hickory; three daughters, Carmen “Kem” Kinney and husband Donald of Lexington, Kelly Raviela of Statesville, and Brenda Ditchie and husband Chris of Troutman; grandchildren, Caitlin Ditchie, Tyler Ditchie, Randy Bailey, Dakota Kinney, Cheyanne Grubbs, Tristian Grubbs, Jessica Grubbs, and Anastasia Grubbs Martin; one great-grandchild, Giana Leeman; and step grandchildren, Richard Leeman Jr. (Gina) of Taylorsville and Mikhalie Raviela. Also surviving is his ex-wife, Nancy Dawson of Statesville.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery, Statesville with Military Rites. There will be no formal visitation.

Chapman Funeral Home is serving the family of Jesse Ellsworth Grubbs.

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