Lewis-Grizzard -Obituary

Lewis Grizzard

Atlanta, Georgia

1946 - 1994


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Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Lewis Grizzard died ten years ago, yet he still lives in the hearts of his legions of fans. To mark this anniversary, the AJC presents this obituary from the front page of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Monday, March 21, 1994 and Lewis' own...

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My flesh never met you, but my soul did. Each time I picked up one of your books. In high school, sometimes you were all I had. You helped me through alot of hell, and never even knew it.

From Carole--Living in California--not my idea, but never really left Georgia and when I get too homesick, I pick up one of your books I own and drift back to God's Country via The Big Chicken and Peachtree Street. Remember, Lewis--American by birth, and Southern by the grace of GOD:) See y'all later!!!

Just imagine how proud Lewis would be of his beloved UGA Dawgs for winning the SEC championship and soon to be playing for the NCAA football national championship.

What a tragic loss, but how great it was to know him through his writings. You are remembered Lewis. Carry on!

Lewis Grizzard is dead and I don't feel so good myself. To paraphrase Lewis, in some ways I'm glad he "didn't live long enough to see the trash we have entertaining the youth today." I hate that he died so young, but also can't imagine how much he would have been vilified over the last 20 years of political correctness. Rest in peace.

A great humorist. Our modern day Mark Twain. I reread his
books frequently.

A gem!

I have read all of Mr. Grizzard's books several times, in fact my daughter bought me his entire catalog and gave it to me as a Christmas present this year which prompted my search leading me here. Lewis is easily my favorite author but I am a bit prejudiced as I started reading him in the Sports section of the Atlanta Journal in my youth. I have very proudly instilled a fondness of Lewis in my daughter as well. I prayed for him when he was ill and I cried like a baby when he left this...