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
Published in The Anniston Star on Oct. 20, 2010.