Greer physician lived a storied life as a Renaissance man

Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs died Dec. 19

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs

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Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs


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Dr. Raymond Van Grubbs lived a storied life as a Renaissance man.

The career doctor and surgeon from Greer, was a track doctor at Darlington Raceway for 30 years and a physician for the U.S. Olympic Kayaking Team. Grubbs was a Captain in the U.S. Army.

Grubbs’s lifetime achievements included an instrument rated pilot, Captain of his own Boat “No Agenda”, a certified scuba diver, he rode motorcycles on cross country excursions, was an epicurean of food and wine, and he was passionate about Jaguars and motor homes. 

Grubbs died Dec. 19. He was 74.

Grubbs graduated Clemson University and earned his medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1971. He had 49 years of diverse medical experience and served as Medical director with National Health Care preceding his death. 

Grubbs’ obituary noted he was a prolific reader and adventurer.




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