Funeral services for Mr. William Albert Grisham, 89, of
Gainesboro, TN, will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, June
22, 2016, at Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home in
Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Dickens Cemetery in
Smith County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 3 P.M. - 8
P.M., and on Wednesday from 9 A.M. until time of services.
He passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016, at the Alvin C.
York Medical Center in Murfreesboro, TN.
He was born September 6, 1926, a son of the late Henry
Clay Grisham and Virginia Vaden Grisham. He grew up in
Maggart, TN, with 5 brothers and 7 sisters. He was himself a
twin to the late Alberta Grisham Norton. Mr. Grisham is survived
by his brothers: H.C. (Juanita) Grisham of Nashville, TN, M.A.
"Mac" (Cherie) Grisham of Franklin, TN; and his sister:
Maybelle Grisham Hicks of Monticello, KY. He served in the U.S.
Army at the end of WWII in the Philippines.
Mr. Grisham enjoyed over 68 years of marriage to Evelyn
Wilson, whom he married on March 20, 1948. He lived in
Nashville and worked for Watson-Wilson and McLean trucking,
and retired to his farm in Gainesboro, TN, in 1983.
Mr. Grisham is survived by his wife: Evelyn Grisham of
Gainesboro, TN; his daughter: Janice and son-in-law Paul
Smith of Mt. Juliet, TN; his daughter: Brenda Durham of
Hermitage, TN; his son: William "Bill" Grisham of Gainesboro,
TN; grandchildren: Michael Hodge of Old Hickory, TN, Danielle
Smith (Mike) Wallin of Mt. Juliet, TN, Paul C. Smith, Jr. of
Hermitage, TN, Bill Grisham and Andrew Grisham of
Gainesboro, TN; 9 great grandchildren: Sebastian Grisham,
Joshua, Madilyn, Katie, Sarah, and Noah Wallin, Eli and Alex
Smith, and Landon Grisham.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the
Gideon ministry by contacting the funeral home.
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