James R. Grissom, 73
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, IN to the late William Lee Grissom & Lillian L. (Benge) Grissom Waid. He married Barbara Crews on August 20, 1960 in Lawrenceville, IL 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. He is survived by his 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.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William Grissom.
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. Goodwin Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at goodwinfuneralhome.com