William Colvin Grissett

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, May 13, 2015

William Colvin Grissett, a lifelong resident of Escambia County, died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Atmore.
He is a graduate of Escambia County High School, Jefferson Davis Community College and  Troy University, and enjoyed a successful business career. Whether it was work in insurance, hardware, sulphur, or lawn equipment, Mr. Grissett measured his success by how much he could help others. This desire also led to involvement in various church and community activities.  Beyond the professional realm, however, the love for his family and friends ensured Mr. Grissett’s lasting success. 

He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Joyner Grissett; his father and mother, William (Bill) E. and Mary Odom Grissett; brother, Donald Gray Grissett; and his father and mother-in-law, W.S. (Buster) and Sarah Vail Joyner.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy Dean (Michael) of Atmore; son, Scott Grissett (Lindy) of Pensacola, Fla.; grandchildren, Caitlan, Mary Joyner, Will and Lane; brother, Jerry Grissett of Barnett Crossroads; sisters, Mary Emma Morgan (George) of Semmes and Nancy Davis (MacArthur) of Barnett Crossroads.  

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Pallbearers were David Brantley, Jimmy Crook, Jerry Hatfield, Larry Hatfield, Bob Jones and Lewis Redditt.

Honorary pallbearers included Bill Perkins, John Porter, Jim Reece, Mitch Jones, Randy Nichols, Ruth Harrell, Rod Harper, Scott Brewer, Atmore Rotary Club and team members of Atmore Community Hospital.

The family would like to express its warm appreciation for Dr. Jonah McIntyre, Dr. Thabet Alsheikh, Dr. Robert Spencer, Dr. Rammohan S.Rao, Dr. John Wade III, Dr. German Herrera, Dr. Donna E. Salzman, Baptist Hospital of Pensacola, Fla. and Select Specialty Hospital of Pensacola, Fla.

Visitation was held at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore on Monday, May 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A memorial service was held Tuesday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Atmore First United Methodist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Atmore First United Methodist Church’s “More than Bricks” Campaign , 311 S. Pensacola Ave., Atmore, AL 36502; Rotary Club of Atmore’s Academic All Star Program, P.O. Box 327, Atmore, AL 36504; or “Support ACH” c/o Atmore Community Hospital, 401 Medical Park Drive, Atmore, AL 36502.