John R. Grigsby Jr.

 John R. Grigsby Jr. 65, of Canton, passed away at 4:28 PM on Friday, January 5, 2018 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on March 17, 1952 in Canton, a son of John Sr. and Lorraine (Lenhausen) Grigsby. John married the love of his life, LuAnn Schnieder on July 12, 1974 in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Sarah (Brian) Strode of Canton; two granddaughters, Natalie and Payton Strode; one brother, Kevin (Angie) Grigsby of Lewistown, and his parents of Canton.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Mike Grigsby.

John graduated from Canton High School in 1970, and was employed by Caterpillar, and retired after 30 years. He also was a local business owner of several businesses for the past several years.

John was a friend to everyone, and enjoyed helping anyone who needed it. His love for his family and life will live on in those he cared for most. John was especially fond of his granddaughters, and found pleasure in spending time with them through the last years of his life.

Per John’s wishes there will be no visitation or services, cremation rites will be accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. To leave online condolences please visit:


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21 Responses to John R. Grigsby Jr.

  1. Moneta Bedwell says:

    My prayers and condolences to you, LuAnn and your family. Let me know if I can do anything for you.

  2. Cheryl says:

    LuAnn & family
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. John was a caring person & business man. He will be missed. Dick Hill, Dale & Cheryl Acuff, Rick & Carol Mendenhall, Brenda & Mark Postin

  3. Denise McDonald says:

    Luann I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.

  4. Tim and Laynah Rogers says:

    We are saddened by your loss. Recall the good memories… prayers for comfort and strength.

  5. Larry and Cindy Lawver says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Janet Fulton says:

    LuAnn I’m so sorry for your loss..may he Rest In Pease..

  7. Ronald Jackson says:

    John, Lorriane, and extended Grigsby family,
    So sorry to learn of John’s death. My prayers are for you and your families to find comfort in the Bible’s promise that we will meet again. In the meantime I am certain that John will be deeply missed. My deepest condolences for you and yours.

  8. MaryLou Belless says:

    lots of memories growing up next door to John and his family and then seeing him many years later-the onreyness was still there–God will have fun while John is being missed here- Love and condolences to the gamily—-MaryLoy Merrill Belless

  9. We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you. .

  10. Jake Coulter says:

    So very sorry for you n family’s loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you!

  11. Deepest condolences of the passing of John. Having known him since we were crazy kids in the late ’60’s and whenever our paths crossed. He was a fun loving, caring person and I know he will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends. RIP my friend and behave yourself.
    Mary Schnarr Woodruff

  12. Julie Myers says:

    Luann I am so deeply sorry to hear of John’s passing. I have no words my friend. You and Sarah are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Mike and Keena Coffey says:

    Luann and Sarah, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  14. Dee Dee Doubet says:

    So sorry to learn of John’s passing. He will be missed.

  15. Phyllis (Gray) Hostetter says:

    RIP John. Condolences to family.

  16. Ed & Lisa Pollitt says:

    So Sorry for your Loss! I know Ed will deeply miss John!! Its not going to be same sitting on our patio in the Summertime without John going by and giving us a big wave!
    RIP John!

  17. Thelma Bovard says:

    Lorraine and John,
    We are very sorry to hear of your loss.
    May God be with you and give you the Strength you need and His Comfort.
    Blessings to you and your Family,
    Carl & Thelma

  18. Pam says:

    To the entire Grigsby Family
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you at this time. May God be with you and give you the strength and comfort that you need at this time and always.

    Keith and Pam Dunblazier

  19. Nina Grigsby Branson says:

    My condolences on John’s passing. Prayers for his family and friends.

  20. Rick and Doreen (Jackson) Shaw says:

    Our deepest sympathy to your family. We were sorry to hear of John’s passing and will miss seeing him.

  21. floyd smith says:

    i just found out.i am sorry for your all of you all. john was a very good guy.again i am sorry for your lost. floyd ed.

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