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Grover William Frisbee


September 25, 2017

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Grover William Frisbee

Grover William Frisbee, 88, died Sept. 24, 2017, at Tore's Home of Brevard.

He was born Dec. 7, 1928, to Marion and Mattie Frisbee, of Spring Creek, N.C.

He loved the game of baseball. After graduating high school, he played for the Catham Blanketeers, where he won the Sandlot Pitcher of the year in 1948. He signed to play for the Cincinnati Reds and was eventually sent to Utah to play for their Pioneer League team, the Ogden Reds.

On Feb. 17, 1951, he married Gladys Ricker, of Hot Springs and continued to play for Ogden. Later that year, they returned to North Carolina where he played baseball for Ecusta. He continued to work for Ecusta paper division until he retired. After retirement, he joined Gladys to operate their business, Grover's Office Supply.

He was an active member of Brevard Wesleyan Church. He served in many capacities volunteering at the church and in the community.

He is survived by his sister, Ailene Green, of Waynesville; two daughters and their spouses, Karen and Dan Sharpe and Sharon and Randy McManamay; two sons and their spouses, Randy and Sherri Frisbee and Greg and Janice Frisbee; and 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his wife, Gladys; two brothers, Lewis and Kenneth; two sisters, Hazel Church and Gladys Beasley; and one great-grandchild, Thomas McManamay.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Brevard Wesleyan Church.

A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m.

Graveside rites will be in Pisgah Gardens Cemetery in Pisgah Forest.

Donations may be made to Sanctuary Renovation Fund: Brevard Wesleyan Church, 583 North Broad Street, Brevard, N.C. 28712, or Transylvania Hospice, 1266 Asheville Highway, Brevard, N.C. 28712.

Online condolences may be left at

Moody-Connolly Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.


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