By SAMANTHA PERRY AND CHARLES BOOTHE
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — Renowned photographer, World War II veteran, pilot and beloved Bluefield community member Melvin L. Grubb, 93, died Wednesday morning.
Throughout his life, Grubb documented events — large and small — that characterized his community. From weddings and engagements to underground coal mining operations, his passion for photography had no boundaries.
Grubb is remembered by friends, family and
colleagues as an icon in his profession, and a gentleman who epitomized graciousness and goodwill.
“I’ve worked with Mel since 1969,” the late Daily Telegraph Executive Editor Tom Colley said in a 2007 story about Grubb. “Not only do I consider him to be one of the finest photographers I’ve ever known, but he’s also one of the best friends I’ve ever had. I have always had a deep respect for his personal integrity and his kindness.”
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