John L. Grose, had a beautiful soul

May 19, 2023

John L. Grose passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2023. He leaves behind a legacy of love, cherished memories, and a beautiful outlook on life that will forever be etched into the hearts of his family and friends. John will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

John was born Jan. 6, 1957, at Charleston Air Force Base in Charleston, S.C. He was from a military family and called many places home. Of them all, Lewes was definitely his favorite.

John’s pleasures in life were really simple. He loved spending time with his family and friends, listening to music (Bob Dylan and Neil Young), observing the beauty of nature, and a good cheesesteak! John also enjoyed going to the CHEER Center. He loved driving around Lewes with his daughter, Julie, jamming to old rock and hitting the Dairy Queen. John was a resident of Harbor Healthcare in Lewes and was well-loved by the staff. They were like family to him.

The loss of John leaves an irreplaceable void in the lives of his family and friends. However, the memories he created will serve as a reminder of the beautiful and courageous life he lived. He had a beautiful soul.

John was preceded in death by his loving parents, James B. Grose and Marilyn B. Grose. He is survived by his loving daughter, Julia M. Mister (Billy); his son, John L. Grose Jr. (Jenny); his grandchildren, Tyler Shelton, Shelby Shelton, Ky’lynn Grose, Jacob Grose, Aubrey Grose and Caleb Grose; his brothers, James B. Grose Jr. (Sharon) and Lawrence Grose (Tracy); his sister, Dianna L. Grose (Mike); his niece, Amanda Davidson; his nephew, Larney Grose; and all his friends and staff at Harbor Healthcare.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date. 

Final care has been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

Visit John’s Life Memorial webpage and sign his virtual guestbook at

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