Roy Neal Grindle
Roy Neal Grindle, 85, of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away on September 17, 2019 at the Bloomfield Care Center. He was born November 6, 1933 in Coatsville, Missouri to Roy H. and Kathleen Cashow Grindle. Roy graduated from Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Missouri and served in the U.S. Navy from 1953-1956. He married Barbara White of Mark, Iowa and they had a son, Kenneth Stanley.

Roy attended Northeast Missouri State College in Kirksville. He worked at McClellan's in Centerville until it closed and then moved to Ottumwa. Roy worked for Barker's Poultry in Ottumwa until it closed, and then he started working for the Ottumwa School District, retiring after 27 years. Roy enjoyed working with wood and being outdoors. He and his wife attended a lot of music festivals.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Barbara Grindle; son, Kenneth (Linda) Grindle; three grandsons, Jay McFarland, Daryl McFarland, Bradley (Katie) Grindle; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, May Jones; sisters, Helen (Don) Elarton, Virginia (Earl "Rip") Stogdill; step-sisters, Carmen (Lee) Reynolds, Emogene (Jim) Dotson, Rosalee (Claude) Thatcher; mother-in-law, Bessy White; several brothers and sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2019 at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield with Pastor Sonny Smyser officiating. Burial will be at the IOOF Cemetery in Bloomfield. Reed-Whisler Post #78 of the American Legion will perform military rites. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday with the family present to greet friends from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials have been established to Good Samaritan Hospice and Avenue of Flags. Online condolences may be directed to
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