O. C. Grissom
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Funeral services for Mr. O.C. Grissom, 86, will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at Anniston Memorial Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Guthery officiating. A private burial will follow at Anniston Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Mr. Grissom died Monday at Regional Medical Center. Survivors include his wife, Alice Grissom; his children, Judy Shew (Gerald), Ginger Grissom, and Mark Grissom (Jeri); his grandchildren, Lee Shew (Lori), Callie McDonald (David), and Annabelle Grissom; great-grandchildren, Randall McDonald, Chris McDonald, and Sarrah Shew; sisters, Dean Aldridge and Polly Chambers; sisters-in-law, Gracie Grissom and Betty Wynne; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Orval Vaughn Grissom. Mr. Grissom was a Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II earning the Purple Heart for injuries received in combat. Mr. Grissom was employed by L&N Railroad for 40 years, and was of the Methodist faith. Our daddy was a quiet, generous man with a big heart who was always ready and willing to assist anyone who needed a helping hand. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. Anniston Memorial Funeral Home 3865 US Hwy 431 North Anniston, AL 36206 256-820-0024

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Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 20, 2010.
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October 26, 2010
Dear Alice, Mark, Ginger and Judy,

I was saddened to hear about the passing of your husband and father. He was a good man. I have many fond memories of youthful play at your home and how even tempered Mr. Grissom was with us. I know you will miss him. Just knowing he is no longer around creates an empty spot in my heart as well. May God bless each one of you during this time of your loss.


David and Beverly Cruise
Gainesville, Florida
David Cruise
October 20, 2010
My sincerest condolences go out to the Grissom Family. Growing up as a child in Anniston, I made many visits to the Grissom home. He always made me feel like part of the family. The world is now a lesser place.
Mark Hinds
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