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VIRDEN, Ill. - Bob Grissom, 74, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at home surrounded by family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruby (Bishop) and Lester Grissom; sister Nina Skovira; and brothers, Allen and Wayne.
He is survived by his wife and soul mate of 57 years, Barbara "Bobbie"; daughter, Vickie Schultz (Richard) Hoffman Estates, Ill; son, Tony (Jenni), Glenarm, Ill.; sisters Lil Rodiffer (Dick), Catlin, Ill., Lynn West, Danville, Ill., Peggy Hack (Warren), Danville, Ill., Katie Hoggatt, Ridge Farm, Ill.; brother Jim, Indianola, Ill.; sisters-in-law Sallie Grissom, Chrisman, Ill., Donna Ice, Georgetown, Ill.; brother-in-law Frank Evans, Alamagordo, N.M.; five grandsons, Patrick Voss, Alex Voss, Derek Grissom, Dakota Grissom, Mason Edmison (Valerie); one great-granddaughter, Gemma Voss; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob, aka Gus in the Springfield area, was a wonderful husband, awesome father and grandfather, brother and uncle. He never met a stranger and sure had the gift of gab. He loved golf and any outside games, riding his motorcycle and especially loved playing cards.
He and Bobbie, aka Barb to those same Springfield people, played guitar and sang together and were in numerous country opry's around the Springfield and Taylorville areas. He had a terrific sense of humor and wherever he was, there was always laughter.
He was in insurance as an agent and then management most of his life. A more honest man you'd be hard pressed to find.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, February 15, at Sunset's Houghton-Leasure Chapel, 200 E. West St., Georgetown. Immediately following visitation will be graveside services at Georgetown Cemetery.
Please join the family in sharing memories, photos and videos on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on February 13, 2018
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