Charles "Chuck" Taylor Grubb, 67, of Reading, PA, died unexpectedly on Monday afternoon, October 27, 2014.
Chuck was the son of the late Charles Henry Grubb and June Whalley Grubb. He was predeceased by his own son, Garrett Taylor Grubb several years ago. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Alison Bridget Grubb.
Chuck graduated from Gettysburg College with his BA in Sociology in 1969. He then went on to achieve his Master's Degree in Social Work and his Ph.D. in Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was also a professor of both graduate and undergraduate courses at UNC during this time and served as a Visiting Associate Professor of Public Policy Studies at Duke University.
Chuck was an active member of his community and served as a member of a number of committees and boards of directors prior to being elected to the Durham City Council in 1989. He served in this capacity until 1993. During his time as an elected official, Chuck spearheaded the effort to "keep the Bulls in Durham" and was largely responsible for the erection of the beautiful Durham Bulls Ballpark as we now know it.
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Chuck worked extensively in the Public Health field and was always striving to leave behind a world that was better than the one in which he had found himself. He was an extremely generous and kindhearted man with the gift of vision, forethought, and the ability to motivate others to get behind and involved in a worthwhile effort.
Later in life, Chuck moved to Pittsboro where he was able to explore and enjoy his interest in horses, chickens, self-sustainable farming, and the general country lifestyle.
Memorial services will be held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3pm at the Silk Hope Community Center. 4221 Silk Hope Rd, Siler City, NC 27344.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to one of the following: Silk Hope Ruritan Club (SHRC, 4221 Silk Hope Rd, Siler City, NC 27344), North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV, PO Box 51565), Durham, NC 27717 or NCGV.org), or Carolina Tiger Rescue (1940 Hank Chapel Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312). Please write "In Memory of Chuck Grubb" on the memo line of your donation check.