Fielding Grigsby

Obituary of Fielding Grigsby

Fielding Grigsby earned his heavenly wings on Monday, January 11, 2021, at Ardmore, Okla., at the age of 79 years, 8 months, and 29 days. A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2021, at Fort Sill National Cemetery at Elgin, Okla. Fielding was born to M. Edith (Deal) and Fielding L. Grigsby Sr., on Sunday, April l3, 1941, at Marlow, Okla. He attended various schools in Texas and Oklahoma. He graduated from Bray High School in May 1959 and was salutatorian of his graduating class. Fielding joined the US Army National Guard in May 1958 and served until March 1962. He then joined the United States Air Force in March 1962. After finishing Basic Training at San Antonio, Texas, he went to Electronics Training School at Keesler Field, at Biloxi, Mississippi, for 41 weeks. While attending training at Keesler, Fielding and Joyce L. Turner married on May 21, 1962, at Gainesville, Texas. After completing his Electronics training at Keesler Field, he was assigned to Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, Alaska, with the Strategic Air Command. He was promoted and assigned to the 1929 Communications Group in Anchorage. He stayed with the Air Force in Anchorage until his honorable discharge in May of 1966. Their son Cary was born at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, on September 1, 1964. He completed his military assignment and returned back to Oklahoma and the family settled in the Lawton, Okla., area. Fielding gained employment at Fort Sill as an Electronics Repairman and later as a Training Instructor. He worked at Fort Sill until late 1981. He went to work as an Electronics Technician for Hayes Evaluation Logging and Perforating Inc. in Ardmore, Okla., and worked several years in the Ardmore area. For many years, Fielding had electronic repair shops in Ardmore, Okla., and in Fort Smith and Van Buren, Arkansas. Later, he converted his electronic repair shop in Fort Smith to restoring vintage radios to be used by the general public interested in antique radios. He became well known in vintage radios and was referred to as the "Radio Man". In fact, he had a customer from California that purchased 42 radios at one time and, off to California, that went in a moving truck. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edith (Deal) and Fielding L Grigsby, Sr., two brothers, Tony Grant Grigsby and Donald Wayne Grigsby, and two sisters, Mary Grigsby Hayes and Nancy Louise Grigsby Ritter. Fielding is survived by his wife, Joyce, of the home; a son, Cary, and wife, Cathy of Ardmore, Okla. He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Harold Turner and wife Judy, of Chickasha, Okla. and Douglas Hayes of Ardmore, Okla. There is a host of nieces, nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles that are left behind. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Fielding may be made to the Maranatha Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 854, Ardmore, Okla., 73402, or to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be left at griffinhillcrest.com.
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Friday
22
January

Graveside Services

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday, January 22, 2021
Ft. Sill National Cemetery
2648 Dunn Road
Elgin, Oklahoma, United States
A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, January 22, 2021, at Fort Sill National Cemetery at Elgin, Okla.
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