“Happy Birthday David, I miss you and I love you.”
Those are words Cheri Grubbs wishes she could say to her son in person, but she can’t. Her son, David Grubbs, was murdered on the Ashland bike path two years ago and still nobody knows who did it.
“I want ashland to not become complacent about this. I want them to know that this person is still out there.”
Grubbs would have turned twenty-six years old Saturday.
“He was just a genuine good guy.”
Friends and family threw Grubbs a birthday party where he once played pool and hung out in his teenage days, when it was called happy days, but is now club 66.
“This was a favorite hang out of David’s. He’d come here and play pool and it was kind of a meeting spot for his friends and himself.”
David’s best friend Garrison Mau says money from a 40 item raffle will be going to the Ashland High School Music Foundation.
“Music was his passion, it was his life, its all we did together and so if we can, you know, raise some money for kids to be able to play music and do what they love, I know he’d be behind that 110 percent.”
But he can’t help but miss his best friend.
“In all these picture he’s got this big goofy smile on his face and you know, that’s what’s hard for me.”
Hard for Mau and his mom who still remembers how she used to celebrate with her son.
“It was just family. He got to pick whatever he wanted for his birthday dinner. One year he chose everything with a ‘P’: pizza, peas, pasta, everything had to start with ‘P’.”
It’s all for David and the memories, music, love, and pain his friends and family have in their hearts.
If you know anything about Grubbs’ murder you are asked to call police at the anonymous tip line at (541) 552-2333.
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