Funeral service for Mr. William Maury Grissom, age 85, of Petersburg, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Monday, January 14, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Tim Forsythe and Bro. Billy Taylor officiating. Burial will follow in Old Orchard Cemetery.
Mr. Grissom was born on April 20, 1933 in Maury County, TN to the late Leonard Vanburean and Mary McDaniel Jones Grissom. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of First Baptist Church of Petersburg. He loved hunting raccoons and horseback riding. Mr. Grissom passed away on January 11, 2019 at his residence.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Juanita Hopkins Grissom; sons, Wayne (Lynn) Grissom of Cornersville, TN, Dane (Angie) Grissom of Howell Hill, TN, and Lane (Delane) Grissom of Chapel Hill, TN; grandchildren, Michelle (Jeff) McPherson, Dara Dixon, Andrew (Linda) Grissom, Anna Grissom, Brad (Kelli) Grissom, Chad (Jessica) Grissom, Wendy (Chris) Sawyers, and Kristen Curtis; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Thelma Frugoli of Idaho and Jean Holder of Cornersville, TN; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Jane Tucker and brothers, Van Grissom and Larry Grissom.
Visitation with the family will be held at 5 PM until 8 PM on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Grissom.