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Robert D. Grissom

April 2, 1976 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 44)


Robert D. Grissom, 44, loving husband and father of Lagrange, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at home. He was born in Youngstown, OH on April 2, 1976 to the late John M. Grissom and Leota J. Grissom (Seabolt). Robert graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1995 and received his degree in Electrical Technology from Calhoun Gilmer Career Center. He then attended West Virginia Career and Technical Institute and graduated with a degree in Electrical and Draftsman in 1998. Currently, Robert was employed at Windstream as a field technician/leader where he applied some of his many skills doing what he loved.

When Robert was not working, he enjoyed spending time with his family, working on projects at home, and making sure life at home was always fun. He was a family man and he made it known to everyone around him. He met his wife, Virginia, when they were in elementary school and found their way back to each other when she was nineteen and he was twenty-one. They were married on August 14, 1998 and had two twin boys, Zachary B. Grissom and Roy D. Grissom on December 9, 1998. Soon after, they had their third son, Joshua C. Grissom on October 10, 2000.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Virginia L. Grissom; their children, Zachary B. Grissom of Lagrange, Roy D. Grissom (Miranda A. Clark) of Elyria, Joshua C. Grissom of Lagrange; sister, Maxie L. Glenn (Jim A. Glenn) of Lagrange; brother, Jon-Duey T. Grissom of Korea; step-mother, Dorcus B. Grissom of Elyria; mother-in-law, Sheri L. Jarvis of Elyria; grandmother, Beaulah "Toots" Suttle of Elyria; father-in-law, David L. Jarvis of Lagrange; sister-in-law, Kara L. Jarvis (Joshua E. Gallam) of Elyria; nieces, Melrose S. Jarvis of Elyria, Bridget N. Glenn (Tyler L. Parsons) of Lagrange; nephew, John A. White of Salem, West Virginia; along with our family cat Gracie Grissom and many other beloved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents John M. Grissom and Leota J. Grissom; his brother John "John John" Milton Jr; Robert is also watching over his and Virginia’s two angel babies.

Service for family and friends will be held Sunday evening, November 8, 2020 from 6-8pm at Duke Funeral Home, 1021 Main St. Grafton, OH 44044. The funeral will be held in West Virginia where Robert will be laid to rest alongside his mother and brother at Hardman Chapel Cemetery in Harrisville, West Virginia. On-line condolences may be left at

You will be missed my love…


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Funeral Service
November 8, 2020

8:00 PM
Duke Funeral Home
1021 Main St.
Grafton, OH 44044

Please note
Burial will be on Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 1 PM in West Virginia.
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