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James Ray Grisham

Mr. James Ray Grisham, age 70 of Lebanon, died August 15, 2017 at Alive Hospice. Born in Davidson County, October 30, 1946, he was the son of the late James Chester Grisham and Rose Pearl Powell Grisham.  He was a 1966 graduate of Gordonsville High School, received his AS from Cumberland University, and BS from the University of Tennessee Nashville.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.  He worked for the Tennessee Department of Corrections and served as Middle Tennessee Director of Pardons and Paroles.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Sandra Gwaltney Grisham; two children: Travis (Mary) Grisham, Tara (Doug) Hulse; two grandchildren:  Addalyn and Gunnar Hulse; three brothers:  Chester (Cindy) Grisham, Gary (Vickie) Grisham, Stacey Grisham; sister, Sharon Petty; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 18, 2017, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, 241 West Main Street, Lebanon, with Bro. Will McReynolds officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Baird Memorial Cemetery, Hickman, TN.  Pallbearers:  Travis, Gary, Chester and Stacey Grisham, Doug Hulse and Stephen Williams.  Visitation Thursday 3-7 p.m. and Friday 12 Noon – 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME , in charge of arrangements. www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Kerry & Laura Reasonover says:
    Sandra and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.
  2. jacqueline carver says:
    Sandra , so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. He was my classmate and will certainly be missed. Prayers for you and your family.
  3. Kathy Hale and Rita Boles Lankford says:
    So sorry Sandra. I called and told Rita. We send our prayers.
  4. Laverne Granstaff Martin says:
    I just heard today and I am so sorry. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.