|Birth: ||Apr. 3, 1939|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Jan. 24, 2013|
Roy Grillion, 73, of Titusville, Florida, passed away at home, on January 24th. Roy was a U.S. Army veteran and a decorated Police Officer with the Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department. He was also a Program Manager at McDonnell Douglas and retired after 30 years of service.
Roy is survived by his wife of forty years, Jacqueline Grillion (nee Ilkenhons) of Titusville; and son, John Grillion; and daughter in law, Susan Grillion of Athens, Alabama. Other survivors include his mother, Margaret Grillion of Melbourne; sister, Yvonne Mooney (Jim) of O'Fallon, Mo; sister, Cynthia Birko (Joe) of Melbourne; brother-in-law, Mike Ilkenhons (Diane); and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Newcomer Cremation and Funeral Service Chapel in Titusville, Wednesday January 30th at 2:30pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250-B Grumman Place, Titusville, Florida, 32780.
Officer Roy L. Grillion, DSN 4223, and Officer David L. Lovelace, DSN 4026, were both Police Officers and partners in a specialized unit called the "Mobile Reserve Section" of the Saint Louis Metropolitan Department in the late 1960's. Both Officers were shot in the "Line of Duty" in 1966, when they responded to a "Hold-Up"in progress at a Tavern in the City of Saint Louis. As a result of the injuries sustained, both Officers had to resign from the department and seek gainful employment elsewhere.
Officer Grillion had a resignation date of 04/17/967 and was a Patrolman for the 6th District.
It should be noted that Officer Roy L. Grillion died on January the 24Th of 2013 in the State of Florida, and his former partner Officer David L. Lovelace died on the following day January the 25Th in the State of Missouri.
No further departmental employee information could be obtain on this individual due to a reassignment of his DSN, or files were purged due to length of time and conversion to a computerized system.
Roy Joseph Grillion (1917 - 2002)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Timothy Tumbrink
Record added: Jan 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104454478