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Obituary: Hazel Grissom, Columbus

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Hazel D. Grissom, 76, of Columbus, died at 8:25 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2012, at Aspen Health Campus in Greensburg.

Mr. Grissom retired from Reeves Pulley where he was a machine operator.

His family and grandsons were very important to him and he loved his dog Coco.

He was active in community activities, playing bingo and cards and watching western movies on movie night.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Larry Fields and Pastor Charles Kennedy officiating.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from noon until service time Thursday.

Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to Mr. Grissom's family and a video tribute may be viewed at

Born in Edmonton, Kentucky, November 24, 1935, Mr. Grissom was the son of Gutherie and Ollie Mae Poore Grissom.

Survivors include a daughter, Robin (Randy) Sowders of Greensburg; a stepson, Mark Jessie of Columbus; grandsons, Andy Sowders of Columbus and Trevor Sowders of Greensburg; a stepgrandson, Jason Jessie of Columbus; a brother, Joe (Charlotte) Grissom of Nabb; sisters, Carolyn Compton, Bernice Fields and Jennifer Harrison, all of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mr. Grissom was preceded in death by his parents and two infant brothers.

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