Grover Cleveland Monk, Jr., 85, of Concord, NC passed away on July 28, 2021. He was born in Binghamton, NY on September 20, 1935 to the late Grover Cleveland Monk, Sr. and Emma Monk.
Along with his parents, Grover is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis (Hawkins) Monk; sister, Ida Monk Baker(George); sister, Ruth Monk Blank(Ronald); sister, Marie Monk Heeman(Sonny); and sister, Charlotte Monk Degnan(Floyd).
He is survived by his daughters, Cathrene Hoffman, Teresa Richards(Terry), Donna Felker(Jack); sons, Stephen Monk(Barbara) and Andrew Monk(Sandra); 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Grover was the only boy with four sisters, which beside serving his country could be why he joined the Army in the Korean War. After the war, he married and had five children. He liked to do carpentry work, cementing sidewalks and driveways, building garages, making Sunday dinner after church, teaching kids baseball, and later to drive a car.
As he got older, he made many trips to the VA. There, he enjoyed the people the most. The veterans sharing history together. He was also proud when people came up to him, shook his hand, and thanked him for his service.
Grover passed away peacefully and happy to be with his family at the VA. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Purple Heart Foundation, Lowes, and Christian McCaffey for caring and making Groverâs life more comfortable in his final days.
A celebration of life will be held at 4700 Myers Lane, Harrisburg NC on August 8, 2021 at 5:30 pm. Internment will be held at a later date at Carolina Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Purple Heart Foundation at https://support.purpleheartfoundation.org/give/278349/#!/donation/checkout.