Bennie GRISSOM

Bennie GRISSOM

Saturday, September 5th, 1914 - Sunday, August 23rd, 2020
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Obituary

Bennie H. Grissom, passed away on Sunday morning August 23, 2020, at the age of 105. He was born on September 5, 1914, in Hogansville, GA. When he moved to Dayton, he met and married his first wife Alta Little, they had three children, Charles, Lawson, and Arlene.

His second marriage to Louise Clayton, they had four more children, Rozetta, Benjamin, Lauretta, Barrington, and also Charles Jenkins.

He worked at different jobs thru the years including farming. He retired from N.C.R. as the first person of color to drive a truck delivering cash registers. He and his wife moved to Mississippi after retirement. He moved back to Dayton, after his wife passed away. He rejoined his church family at Ethan Temple S.D.S Church.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Hattie and Harrison Grissom; his wife of over 50 years, Louise; his sons, Charles, Lawson, Benjamin, and Charles; special son-in-law Robert Heisle; and his brother, James Grissom.

Left to cherish him always are his daughters, Arlene Heisle, Rosetta Byrd, and Lauretta Rutlin; son Barrington; 8 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Walk through viewing will be held from 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm, MONDAY, August 31, 2020, at Thomas Funeral Home, 4520 Salem Ave., Trotwood, Ohio 45416. Procession immediately following to Graveside service at West Memory Gardens Cemetery, 6722 Hemple Road, Moraine, OH 45439, with Pastor M. Kambizi, Ethan Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating. A mask is required for all services. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thomasfunerals.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    When
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm
    Location
    Thomas Funeral Home
    Address
    4520 Salem Ave
    Trotwood, Ohio 45416
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  • Graveside Service

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    West Memory Gardens
    Address
    6722 Hemple Rd.
    Moraine, OH 45418
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  • Interment

    Monday, August 31st, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Monday, August 31st, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    West Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    6722 Hemple Rd.
    Moraine, Ohio 45342
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Michael Dulan

Posted at 03:01pm
Bro Grissom was truly loved and will be missed. My son Mikey enjoyed communion with him being the youngest recently baptized member and Bro. Grissom being the oldest member. My office staff loved when he came in, his smile lifted everyone's heart. He was a blessing and is sleeping safely in God's arms. We are praying for you all, may God grant you all comfort and peace.
The Dulan Family
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SBaldwin

Posted at 10:47am
Mr. Grissom lived well beyond what the scriptures describe as "The span of our life is 70 years, or 80 if one is ESPECIALLY STRONG."
May you be comforted today and in the days ahead reflecting on the wonderful memories your loved one leaves with you.
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