Harold Grundon, age 77, died at St. Louis University Hospital on Easter Sunday, March 31. Harold was born on May 3, 1935 in Pearl, Illinois, son of Carl and Leta (Courson) Grundon.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Grundon of Ft. Worth, Texas and Gwen Coleman of Sherman, Texas. In addition to his parents, Mr. Grundon was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Roper and four brothers; Carl Jr., Stanley, Donald, and Charles Grundon. Harold is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends Darrell Parkinson and Jimmie Beasley.
Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving 6 years as a medical technician. The majority of his military service was with the Military Airlift Command at Scott Field Air Force Base and at Ramey AFB in Puerto Rico. Harold, his sister Martha, and four brothers Collectively had in excess of 100 proud years serving honorably in the United States Armed Forces. Harold and his siblings were indeed proud American Patriots.
Mr. Grundon graduated from Centralia Township High School in 1953. He attended Centralia Township Junior College from 1958 to 1960. Harold worked as a child care technician at Murray Developmental Center, at Washington University, St. Louis in inventory control for Wohl Student cafeteria, at the University of Missouri as a storeroom supervisor, and from 1970 to 1980 he was employeed by General Binding Corp. of St. Lousi, MO. After working in Missouri Harold returned to Centralia to work as a business machine service technician for Centralia Stationary. Mr. Grundon retired from his own business, Westco Business Machines and Service.
Harold was a mild-mannered individual who could make a joke under any circumstance.
His humorous quick wit was admired and appreciated by his numerous friends. Another mark of Harolds’ identity was his perpetual positive attitude. He was never known to badmouth anyone. To know Harold was a pleasurable delight. Harold will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.
Per Mr. Grundon’s wishes cremation was performed and a graveside service will be held on April 27, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. Military rites will be accorded at the grave by American Legion Post 446 and VFW Post 2055. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements where friends may inquire for more information.
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