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William T. "Bill" GrissomMARION, Va. William T. “Bill” Grissom, age 99, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home. He was born October 18, 1917 in Thomasville, N.C. Mr. Grissom came to Marion with his family in 1948 and opened Grissom Motor Parts which remains open and successful to this day. He was a long-time member of the Royal Oak Presbyterian Church. He loved life, but was the happiest when on the water. Mr. Grissom was one of the Kiwanis Clubs oldest members, and enjoyed their food and fellowship. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ray Calhoun Grissom; and brother, Julian Grissom. Mr. Grissom is survived by his son, Pete Grissom and wife, Sue of Marion, Va.; sister, Grace Angermayer; brother, Lynnwood Grissom, both of Wilmington, N.C.; sister-in-law, Carolyn Grissom of Ocala, Fla.; granddaughter, Cynthia Smith; great-granddaughter, Skylare Smith; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Mr. Blake Frazier officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Lawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home of the Highlands, P.O. Box 545, Wytheville, Virginia 24382. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the Grissom Family.
Sorry that I missed this, I don't take the paper any more on a regular basis, and I missed his death..... we had visited and chatted in his home back last winter, late fall..... talked abt. his store, shop, and the toys he used to make. I remember well him and his wife, used to mow the lawn for Flossie and the Holmes..... and a time when I came home from SC and had a failed starter and how he opened the store on a Sunday and sold me a replacement...... a very fine man, all of his life.... I know he is greatly missed by all who got to know him...... my condolences on your lost, but he had a rich and full life.......
Scott W. Trent Jr. Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM
I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Grissom's passing. I always called him "Mr. Grissom" out of respect and because he was the father of Pete Grissom who was one of my best friends growing up. Pete and I had many happy times in our old North Street neighborhood. I admired Mr. Grissom because he was an excellent businessman and always very pleasant to be around and to talk with. I offer my deepest condolences to Pete and his wife.
HUGH S. GWYN Mar 10 2017 12:00 AM
Pete, Sorry about you losing Mr. Grissom. I worked for him for ten years, and we always had a good work relation. He was such a good person. Ed Powers
Glenn Ed Powers Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM
We are so sorry for the loss of your dad. It is hard but we know that God's sheltering hand is here to help you and your family each and every day. Mr. Grissom was a fair and truthful man. If he could help anyone he did. May God bless you.
Ricky and Betty Patrick Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM
Pete and family we are sorry to hear about your dad. Know that you are in our prayers and thoughts now and in the days ahead. may God give you the comfort you need and he will wrap his loving arms around you. If you need anything please let us know.
Spunk and Pam hall Feb 25 2017 12:00 AM
Pete, I am sorry to hear about your father. My prayers are with you and Sue.
Bobbie Harden Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM
Pete & Sue & Family,, So sorry to learn of Mr. Grissom's passing...I will always remember him doing whatever I asked him for vocational school...He was a gentleman, who will be missed in Marion...with sympathy, mike & teresa
mike snavely Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM
Prayers for comfort Pete, Aunt Sue, and the family. Mr. Grissom lived a rich and full life. Love you all.
Robert Campbell Feb 24 2017 12:00 AM
Mr.Grissom was such a gentlemen and a kind man. He gave me my first job when I graduated from high school. My condolences to Pete and his family. May the Lord give you comfort in your loss.5dA
Darlene Burkett Speer Feb 23 2017 12:00 AM
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