Obituary: John Henry Grissom

November 26, 1925 – October 31, 2019

John Henry Grissom, 93, of Bedford passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Garden Villa.

Born November 26, 1925, in Martin County, Indiana, he was the son of Evertt and Mae Grissom. He married Elinor (Merritt) Grissom and she survives.

He attended Trinity Springs High School and was a member of the First Christian Church. John retired from General Motors as a welder and was a WWII Veteran of the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Elinor of 73 years; two sons, Tim (Robin) Grissom of Bedford, Scott Grissom of Bloomington; two grandchildren, Hannah (Caleb) Keith of Carmel, Caleb (Alyssia) Grissom of Portland, Oregon; one great-granddaughter, Olive Keith; as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Thelma and Ruth; five brothers, Bill, Elbert, Harold, Leland and Elmer.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes with Rev. Bob Dailey and Rev. Leila Dailey officiating. Burial will follow in Clark Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Monday, November 4, 2019, at the funeral chapel.

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