Harry Lee Grabowski
Harry Lee Grabowski, 76, Farmington, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home.
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
A Masonic service will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Farmington followed by a Funeral Service with the Rev. Charles Hammack officiating. A memorial has been established in his memory for the Farmington EMT’s. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of Farmington is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Born Jan. 9, 1937, in Rutledge, Mo., he was the son of William Franklin and Maxine Hughey (Forquer) Grabowski. On Dec. 22, 1955, he married Judith Ann Coop.
He was a graduate of Memphis High School. He was an Airman Third Class in the United States Air Force. He served for 38 years in the National Guard, and was a United States Army Vietnam Veteran. He served on the Kansas City Police Department, was a Lee County Deputy Sheriff, he was a Major at the Iowa State Penitentary in the position of assistant security director, United States Marshal Service, he was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam (flying Hughy and Chinook helicopters) 101st Airborne Division, he was a Lear Jet Pilot for Williams Company out of Tulsa, Okla. and a fire arms instructor. He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge No. 27, Order of the Eastern Star and the I.S.P. Shooting Team where he shot competitive fire arms. He was an avid hunter, motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Col. Rickey Lee (Barb Troja) Grabowski of Paris Island, S.C.; two daughters, Vickey (Stephen Lee) Grabowski of Excelsior Springs, Mo. and RoxAnn (Walter) Grabowski Raisner of Glen Carbon, Ill.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Samuel Grabowski of Timpson, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Clairene Grabowski Rush.