Mr. Timothy Lee Grisham, of the Turkey Creek Community, was pronounced dead on arrival at 8:32 a.m. Thursday morning April 1, 2021 at the Riverview Regional Medical Center E. R. in Carthage after being found deceased at his home by his sister. Mr. Grisham had been suffering from heart problems and was scheduled to have a heart procedure on April 14th. He died 10 days before his 58th birthday.
Graveside services before a large gathering of family and friends were conducted on Saturday afternoon April 3rd at 3 p.m. with his brother, Bro. Roger Grisham officiating. Burial followed beside another brother in section three at the Ridgewood Cemetery in Carthage.
One of four children, he was born Timothy Lee Grisham in Carthage on April 11, 1963 in Carthage and was one of three children of the late Eld. James Clifton (J. C.) Grisham who died January 14, 1976 at the age of 55 and Minnie Lee Granstaff Grisham who died May 11, 2016 at the age of 96.
His brother, Bobby Jerroll Grisham preceded him in death on October 3, 2018 at the age of 77.
Mr. Grisham was a 1981 graduate of Smith County High School where he was voted by his fellow classmates as the wittiest member of the class, was in the Beta Club, a member of the Future Business Leaders of America his senior year and also served as the F. B. L. A. vice-president, served as junior class President, was a member of the Spanish club and Pep Club and participated in the homecoming his senior year.
Following graduation he attended the Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville for two years.
Having never married, he had served as accounts payable clerk at the Rackley Roofing Co. in South Carthage where he had been employed since 2011.
Mr. Grisham was a member of Christ Community Church in Gordonsville where he was a faithful attendee having been reared in a Christian home with his father being an Emmanuel Church of Christ pastor.
Surviving is his sister, whom was his best friend, Lila Grisham Thomas and husband Keith of the Chestnut Mound Community; brother, Bro. Roger Grisham and wife Betty Bane Grisham of Lebanon.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE
Sanderson of Carthage