David Dalton Grubbs

June 27, 1948 ~ February 10, 2022 (age 73)


David D. Grubbs


WOODRUFF- David Dalton Grubbs, 73, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away at his home on Thursday, February 10, 2022.

  David was born June 27, 1948, in Woodruff to the late Roy and Mary Sue Williams Grubbs.  He was a graduate of Woodruff High School and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of South Carolina.  David was affectionately called Pops, by his grandchildren and those close to him was a friend to all.  As an accomplished businessman he ended his professional career as “The Ice Cream Man” of Charleston with his business Dave’s Delights.  After his retirement he and his beloved wife left Mt. Pleasant and returned to their home in Woodruff.

  David’s proudest accomplishment was his family.  He and his wife of 53 years are the proud parents of two daughters and six grandchildren.  As a spirited Woodruff Wolverine and South Carolina Gamecock he loved attending football games with his family and friends.  David was an avid sports fan and enjoyed talking sport’s stats with his sons-in-laws.  He also took pride and joy in being Santa Clause every year not only to his grandchildren, but many Mt. Pleasant families.  He brought love and laughter to many families as Dave’s Delights and Santa Clause.

  Dedicated to his family, he enjoyed fishing and traveling with his six grandboys.  He enjoyed teaching them life lessons and sharing stories of his youth with them, two of his six grandchildren are named after him.

  Surviving is his loving wife, Tobie Littlefield Grubbs of Woodruff; daughters, Ashley Grubbs Wimberly (Mark) of Summerville and Brantli Grubbs McMillan (Ross) of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Mark Patrick Wimberly Jr., John Fredrick Wimberly (Fritz), Henry Harrison Wimberly, David Grant Wimberly, Wilbur Ross McMillan III and Dalton Littlefield McMillan; sisters, Dora Grubbs Taylor of Waterloo and Lois Grubbs Jennings (Johnny) of Waterloo; brother-in-law, Ronald Littlefield and his wife, Teresa and many nieces and nephews that he dearly loved.  He was predeceased by his father and mother-in-law, Hughell and Wilma Littlefield and a brother-in-law, Don Taylor.

  Graveside Memorial Services will be held Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Greenhaven Memorial Gardens by his nephew, Rev. Don Taylor.

  A visitation will immediately follow the service at the graveside.

  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to The Spartanburg Humane Society, 150 Dexter Road, Spartanburg, S.C. 29303.

  Lanford-Gwinn Mortuary


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