E. Ford Grissom
E. Ford Grissom
August 1, 2011
E. Ford Grissom, 89, of Russellville, died Aug. 1, 2011, after a short illness.
He was a lifelong resident of Franklin County, leaving for only a few years to serve in the Army during World War II.
Mr. Grissom was in the automobile business for many years and involved in real estate development. He and his late wife, Carrie Duncan Grissom, owned and operated Russellville Florist during the 1970s and 1980s. He continued to “dabble” in real estate throughout his life.
There will be a graveside service Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at 12:30 p.m. at Knights of Pythias Cemetery with Reverend Sarah Jackson Shelton of the Baptist Church of the Covenant in Birmingham officiating.
Visitation will be prior to the service from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Pinkard Funeral Home.
Mr. Grissom is survived by three daughters, Kathy Grissom, of Tuscaloosa, Jane Campbell and her husband, Randy, of Tyler, Texas, and Helen Grissom, of Russellville. He is also survived by his favorite traveling companions, his three grandchildren, Courtney, Jordan and Preston and the new love of his life, great-grandson, Luke.
Mr. Grissom is also survived by three brothers, Homer and his wife, Polly, Curtis and his wife, Jeanette, and Raymond and his wife, Betty, all of Russellville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Preston Campbell, Randy Campbell, Joe Keeton, Daniel Keeton, Tom Pace and Curtis Grissom.
He was preceded in death by numerous brothers and sisters.
The family requests donations to Rockwood Baptist Church, 4610 Highway 36, Russellville, AL 35653, or the charity of your choice.