Billie Bob Gruwell, 70, of Fort Pierce, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on March 31, 2017 in Iva, South Carolina. Billie was born in Ottumwa, Iowa to the late Carroll and Betty Anderson Gruwell. He worked for Grumman Aerospace in Stuart, Florida for 43 years. He loved to go deer hunting, fishing, and diving. Billie was the beloved husband of Brenda Donaldson Gruwell; loving father of Tammie McClellan (Chuck), Carolyn Gruwell, Chris Gruwell (Reba Jameson), and Kelly Jones (Josiah); adored grandfather of Jessie and Kate McClellan, Taylor and Hunter Gruwell, Melody, Lily, and Levi Jones; dear brother Larry Gruwell (Brenda). Visitation will be from 10 to 11 am, with a service at 11 am, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Yates Funeral Home, Fort Pierce Chapel. Interment will follow at White City Cemetery. A celebration of life following the interment will take place at River Plantation House, 450 NE Lazy River Pkwy, Port St. Lucie, FL 34983.