June 13, 2009
Robert Grissom, 85, died June 7, 2009, at Louisville Care Center. Services were Saturday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Carmel in Macon with the Rev. Jack Vaughan officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery. Lee-Sykes Funeral Home in Macon was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Grissom was born Nov. 23, 1923. He was a farmer. He served as his church secretary, deacon and Sunday school teacher. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He received a good conduct medal, World War II Victory Medal and an American Campaign Medal. He is survived by his sons, Jim B. Johnson, of Jackson and Robert Grissom, of Macon; daughters, Zackie Carter, of Chicago and Faye Brown, of Macon; sisters, Pearl Ike Grissom, of Selma, Ala., and Lillie Mae Binion, of Macon; brothers, Willie Grissom, of Louisville and Earl Grissom, of Macon; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.