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Bill Grisham

October 19, 1940 — August 16, 2021

Billy Joe Grisham, son of the late Orville and Lorene Grisham, was born October 19, 1940, in Dora, Missouri, and passed away August 16, 2021. He was 80 years, 9 months, and 28 days of age. Bill was united in marriage to Connie Jones on March 8, 1963, in Buffalo, Iowa.

Bill loved his family and enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in all of their sporting events. He enjoyed fishing at the pond as often as he could, and he especially loved fishing with his son and grandchildren.

Bill was a millwright and he loved working and welding. He took pride in his work and has taught many young men his trade. He retired a couple different times because he wasn’t ready to stop working yet. He also enjoyed farming on the side and rebuilding old tractors.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Connie Grisham, and one daughter, Vicky Sheppard.

Bill is survived by one son, Vincent Grisham of Muscatine, Iowa, two daughters, Sue Gunter and her husband, Randy of Buffalo, Missouri, Rebecca Thompson of Mountain Grove, Missouri, nine grandchildren, Bryce Grisham, Michael Gunter, Jason Gunter and his wife, Ashley, Billy Thompson, Bradlee Thompson, Connie Thompson, Dustin Sheppard, Crystal Sheppard, and Bobby Sheese, thirteen great-grandchildren, Willow, Elliot, Ezra, Opal, Gaven, Drew, Tyler, Tyson, Katlynn, Eli, Breanna, Jamie Lee, and Malachi, and one great-great-grandchild, Noah, two brothers, Robert Grisham and his wife, Dorothy, Lexie Grisham and his wife, Annabelle, four sisters, Bonnie Wages and her husband, Derrel, Charlotte Connell and her husband, Dick, Rosie Dundas and her husband, Bruce, and Donna Hensley, and many other extended family and friends who will miss him.

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

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