Dwight F. Grow, age 94, of Jackson, passed away at the Oakwood Community Health Center on Thursday, May 7, 2020. He was born in Gallipolis, Ohio on June 28, 1925 to the late William Jennings Grow and Madonna (Eden) Grow. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard Edwin Grow, and a sister, Mildred Ruth Grow Wood.
He is survived by his wife, Norma J. (Hammond) Grow, and daughters, Marilyn (Kenny) Maynard, Linda (Andy) Elliot and Barbara (Joseph) Turnage. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Dwight was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He was a long-time member of the Good Shepard Wesleyan Church and a member of The Gideons.
Every life matters and every life has value. Dwight Grow lived a life of value that truly mattered to all those around him. His life will continue to have a lasting impact in the legacy he has left behind. His legacy is one of faith. He established this foundation of faith for his family years ago and built on that foundation every day. He was a seeker, a follower, a disciple and a teacher. He was a student of the Word and loved to share with others the treasures he found in God’s Truth. Everything in his life centered around his relationship with Jesus. This love relationship fueled his belief and hope for eternity. Thursday evening his faith became sight. All the difficult roads traveled, storms weathered, trials, faults and failures of this life have long been forgotten as he now stands in the presence of Jesus, the Love of his life. He has been welcomed with an embrace and with the words every child of God longs to hear; “well done, good and faithful servant….enter into the joy of your Master.”
Private funeral services will be held at the Good Shepard Wesleyan Church with Pastor Steven Bolin officiating. Burial will follow at McCune Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mayhew-Brown Funeral Home in Jackson. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mayhew-brownfuneralhome.com