Fielding Grigsby

Fielding Grigsby

Ardmore - Fielding has earned his heavenly wings on January 11, 2021, in 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. Fielding attended various schools in Texas and Oklahoma. He graduated from Bray in May 1959 and was salutatorian of his graduating class. He joined the US Army National Guard May 1958 and served until March 1962, then joined the United States Air Force in March 1962. After finishing Basic Training at San Antonio, TX, he went to Electronics Training School at Keesler Field, Biloxi, MS for 41 weeks. While attending training at Keesler, he married Joyce L. Turner, on May 21, 1962 in Gainesville, TX. After completing his Electronics training at Keesler Field, he was assigned to Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage, AK 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. His son Cary was born at Elmendorf AFB, AK on September 1, 1964.

He completed his military assignment and returned back to Oklahoma and settled in the Lawton, Okla., area. He 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 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., Fort Smith and Van Buren, AR. Later, he converted his electronic repair shop in Fort Smith to restoring vintage radios to be used by the general public of antique radios. He became well known in vintage radios and was referred to as the "Radio Man." In fact, he had a customer from CA that purchased 42 radios at one time and off to CA 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.

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Posted online on January 20, 2021