Visitation and Funeral Arrangements for Bill Grigsby

Posted Feb 28, 2011

Visitation set for Tuesday evening; Mass of Christian Burial to be held Wednesday morning

Bill Grigsby loved people and he loved telling stories. Grigs loved the Chiefs and he adored Kansas City. Above all, Grigsby loved his wife Fran.

He was a true example of one that loved to give and was loved back by his community. The key word with Grigs is love. There was plenty of it.

The stories that friends and colleagues have shared since Grigsby passed have ranged from tear-jerkers to thought provokers to hilarity.

Few people can entertain in each of those ways, but Grigsby had 1,000 approaches to the art.

More memories of Grigsby will be shared publicly on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 1st, with Rosary starting at 7 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW State Hwy. 9, Parkville, MO 64152, Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2nd, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Parkville. Private graveside services.

What they're saying about Ol' Grigs:

Kansas City's Ol' Pardner (Josh Looney,

Grigsby Was Ours And Will Always Be (Joe Posnanski, Kansas City Star)

The Grigsby Christmas Story (Joe Posnanski, Kansas City Star)

Kevin Harlan Discusses Grigsby on 810 WHB (The Border Patrol, Sports Radio 810 WHB)

KC Broadcasting Icon Grigsby Dies at 89 (Randy Covitz, Kansas City Star)

A Life Well Lived (Bob Gretz,

A Fan's Perspective (William Browning, Yahoo! Sports)

Grigsby Had Bee-YOO-Tee-Ful Approach (Clair Goodwin, The Joplin Globe)

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