GRISHAM, William Albert
William Albert Grisham, 89, of Gainesboro, TN, funeral services 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.