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Harry E. Grissom

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Harry E. Grissom Obituary

Harry E. Grissom, age 89, passed away on January 21, 2016 at home in Loveland, Colorado after an illness. Harry was born in Barren County, Kentucky to Harrison and Star Grissom on July 21, 1935, but grew up in Jacksonville, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, and six children: Mary Margaret Lewis (Marvin); Peggy Anderson; Russell Grissom; Melissa Grissom; Eric Blanz (Kiwa); and Lisa DeForge; eight grandchildren: Amanda and Dustin Lewis; Terry and Valerie Grissom; Kiara Blanz; and Morgan, Trevor and Tyler DeForge; four great grandchildren: Amanda and Nathan Lewis; and Autumn and Aubrey Grissom; and a sister, Ernestine Howell. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, William; and a sister, Faustina.
His favorite pastime was as a member of the Akron Lions Club and in serving the club and the community. As an avid hunter and fisherman, he loved the out of doors and nature.
Cremation has been conducted and no services will be held. Memorials, if desired, can be made to the Akron Lions Club or to the Akron Senior and Community Center.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Feb. 4, 2016
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