James R. Grissom

April 15, 2014

James R. Grissom 73, of Colfax, IN, died at 5:05 p.m. April 15, 2014 at St. Elizabeth East, Lafayette. Born September 6, 1940 in Clinton County, Ind. to the late William Lee Grissom & Lillian L. (Benge) Grissom Waid. He married Barbara Crews on August 20, 1960 in Lawrenceville, Ill. and she survives. Mr. Grissom was a 1958 graduate of Thorntown High School and a lifelong Clinton County resident. A carpenter, he worked for Arthur Gill & Son for 38 years retiring from there. He also worked at Hinshaw Roofing for 3 years. Mr. Grissom enjoyed doing carpentry projects, woodworking at home, was a NASCAR and a Atlanta Braves Baseball fan.

Visitation and Services

Family services will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund.

Survived by:

Wife: Barbara Grissom of Colfax, 4 Sons: James (Penny) Grissom Jr. of Frankfort, Jeffrey D. Grissom of Colfax, Joseph E. (Heather) Grissom of Frankfort, Joshua L. (Izzy) Grissom of Lafayette, 2 Sisters: Melissa Guntle of Illinois, Barbara Delaney of Lafayette, 1 Brother: Edward (Patricia) Grissom of Illinois, 8 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

his brother, William Grissom.


12 Condolences for “James R. Grissom”

  1. Todd Lucas April 16, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. If there were more people like Jim, the world would be a better place.

  2. Mary Patchett April 17, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy and I never saw him not smiling. He build the staircases in our house back in the early 80’s. He was an amazing carpenter. I know he will be missed.

  3. Georgia and Jewell Richards April 17, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. It grieves my heart to think we have lost contact with all of you over these past several years. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. May God hold you in His arms of love and comfort you and give you peace. I love you, Aunt Georgia….134 Rigi Slope, Winter Haven, FL 33881

  4. Candi Haughs Sutton April 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May you find Peace in knowing that Jim has gone home to a much better place.

  5. David Brettnacher April 17, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    From all of the Carpenters and Retirees of Local 215 we are deeply saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  6. Janet Gish & Family April 17, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Barb & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Ron & I always enjoyed talking to Jim up town at the Chatter Box

  7. Alan Gish April 18, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a good friend & will certainly be missed. Alan

  8. Wilma (Benge) Shelton & Family April 19, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. We had found out to late too attend the funeral. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. We love you. Aunt Wilma. 1411 Wilshire Ct. Apt. E 14, Frankfort, IN

  9. V. Thompson April 20, 2014 at 11:19 am

    My sincere condolences to the Grissom family. May you find comfort in your loving memories, and in God’s promise to soon “swallow up death forever” and “wipe away the tears from all faces.” (Isaiah 25;8) While grief at the loss of James is great, joy at welcoming him back in the resurrection will be greater. (Mark 5;42) With deepest sympathy,

  10. Melissa Smith April 23, 2014 at 1:13 am

    Jim, Penny, & Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you have peace in your hearts. Thoughts and prayers for you all, from my family to yours.

  11. shelly April 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. A scripture I find comforting is Revelation 21:4. God promises soon all death morning and sorrow will be gone forever! May God comfort you at this difficult time.

  12. Randy Allen April 23, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Barb and family, So sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was very nice man who I always enjoy talking to.

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