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Leon Robert Grivel, Jr.
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Leon Grivel, Jr.
1935 - 2017

Leon Grivel, Jr. went to be with the Lord Sunday, August 6th, 2017, at the age of 81 in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. Leon was born in Los Angeles, California to Leon Grivel, Sr. and Marie Russo Grivel. While living in California, he met his wife Joan Christine Munson in college and they were married a year later, and had three children. Leon served in the US Navy from 1954-1958. He lived in California until 1970 and moved his family to Corpus Christi, TX and then San Antonio, TX.
Leon’s accomplishments were many. He was a business owner with his father, of Brand Construction Company for many years. He then started Vintage Reconstruction Company with his wife, Joan in 1987, and partnered with his son, Leon Grivel III. Leon and Joan built and owned Las Palapas in Leon Springs, where Leon frequented for breakfast over the many years. Leon was an entrepreneur, and has been mainly in the general construction field with multiple other business ventures.
Over his 81 years, Leon enjoyed motorcycling, racing boats and scuba diving in California. He was an avid high cliff diver and enjoyed anything thrill seeking, especially in water. A successful hunter, Leon loved to go bird hunting, and enjoyed skeet shooting. He and Joan loved music and dancing, and enjoyed spending time out with their friends. Leon had a charitable heart and was involved in the Rotary Club of Dominion, and actively supported missions and other pastoral ministries. He and Joan were members of Cornerstone Church for over 30 years and loved ministering to others and sharing his love of the Lord.
Leon is survived by his wife of 61 years, Joan Munson Grivel and his three children, Colette Grivel LeStourgeon and husband Kevin, Anette Grivel Pless and husband Gary, and Leon Robert Grivel III and wife Darcee Barrow Grivel; sister-in-law Patricia Munson Marra, and nieces Bridgette Bye and Heidi Gilliland. He had 16 grandchildren, Cliff Stratton Jr. and wife Christina, Danielle Stratton Copland and husband Eric, Nicole LeStourgeon Humphrey and husband Stephen, Stefen and Chance LeStourgeon, Landon Britt and wife Kristi, Lance and Chase Britt, Cody Britt and wife Erin, Pam, Amanda, Garrett and Natalie Pless, Gavin and Gabrielle Grivel, and Kristi Wilkinson. He had eight great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Cornerstone Church, 18755 Stone Oak Parkway, San Antonio, Tx. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Leon's life, please visit and select the Obituaries tab.
Arrangements are with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM
Cornerstone Church

18755 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio, Tx 78258

The Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Cornerstone Church.


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