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Philip Homer Grose Jr., 90

Philip Homer Grose Jr., 90

On September 8th, 2016, Philip Homer Grose Jr., age 90, better known as “P.H.”, went to be with his Lord in Heaven surrounded by his family.

Mr. Grose was born in Spindale, N.C. on November 3rd 1925, but was reared in his beloved Tuxedo community in Henderson County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip Homer Grose, Sr., and his wife Myrtle Sansing Grose; one brother, Ernest Grose; one son, Stephen Michael Grose; as well as his wife, Harriette Lucille Grose.

He was the valedictorian from Flat Rock High School’s graduating class of 1942. He proudly served his country during World War II with the 3rd division of U.S. Marine Corp. from 1944 through 1946.

He was the former owner and the executive operator of Grose’s Corner Lincoln-Mercury-GMC from 1957 until his retirement in 1982. He was also one of the founding members of the Motorama Car Show in 1964, that continues to be a successful annual event in Hendersonville

Mr. Grose was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, a deacon for many years. He enjoyed the outdoors while he was tending to his cattle. He was an avid gardener who enjoyed not only cooking but canning the vegetables he harvested.

He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Martha Connell Grose of Hendersonville; one son, Philip H. Grose III and his wife, Naomi of Flat Rock; two sisters: Elizabeth Grose Swann of Hendersonville, and Diane Grose Justus of Eden. Three grandchildren: Philip H. Grose IV and his wife Julie, of West Palm Beach, F.L.; Ashli Megan Grose of Flat Rock, and Stephanie Grose Bell and her husband, Michael of Nashville, T.N. Two great-granddaughters, Isabella Grose and Giavanna Grose of West Palm Beach F.L.; as well as two step-daughters: Kira Hensley and her husband Richard; Carman Pressley and her husband Mark and two step-grandchildren: Emma Hensley and Blake Pressley all of Hendersonville.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 in Thos. Shepherd’s Church Street Chapel officiated by Reverend Glenn Camp. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Philip’s memory be directed to Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 6773, Hendersonville, NC 28793.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.